Derek Smith
Derek Smith
Registered Counselling Therapist
Low Cost Rate:
$50-$75
Currently Full
Sliding Scale:
$75-$100
Standard Rate:
$130
Couples/Partners:
$130
Currently Practicing:
Online
Derek Smith
Registered Counselling Therapist

Counselling therapy can be sought for many reasons. To increase well-being, to decrease discomfort, to manage a crisis, or even to clarify which of these is most pressing. My philosophy is that everyone has a unique perspective that makes them the experts on their own lives. People come to therapy with the ability to grow. This belief is grounded in neuroscience as well as outcomes research in psychotherapy.

I use many theoretical lenses, including those of attachment theory, social justice, trauma, and the neuroscience of psychotherapy. I use an integrative approach, drawing on many disciplines and traditions of therapy and using the most applicable techniques from each. I place particular emphasis on person-centred approaches.

Please reach out if you want to discuss whether we might be a good fit, or if you have any questions at all. I see it as my professional role to reduce barriers to therapy, stigma around mental health issues, and to make you comfortable with the whole process; from intake on.

Specialties & Experience

ADD/ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Burnout/Stress, Depression, Family of Origin, Relationships
Couples/Partners, Families, LGBTQ+, Men, Non-Binary, Parents, Teens, Trans-Specific, Women
Anti-Oppressive, Attachment Focused, Narrative, Strengths Based, Trauma Informed

Languages Spoken

English
* This Therapist provides Online Counselling in ​Nova Scotia
* This Therapist is a Licensed Practitioner - Talk to your therapist about their approach to ensure their style, training, and experience are a good fit for you.
Online
*This Therapist is a Licensed Practitioner - Inquire about their training and experience to ensure a good fit.

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