Anita Scott's work with adult clients is collaborative and client-centered. She has a special interest in treating trauma (e.g. childhood abuse, assault, motor vehicle accidents, etc.) and Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder (PTSD). Anita is trained in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) which are both effective treatments for trauma-based problems.
Other main areas of practice include depression, anxiety, grief/loss, self-esteem problems, and work-related problems. Anita often works with individuals who are on leave from the workplace (i.e. short- or long-term illness) to help improve overall functioning and assist in the return-to-work process. In that past she has worked as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team to facilitate returning work. Anita works flexible hours, including some evenings.
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Tracy Banks, Ph.D. Psychologist
Dr. Banks works with children, teens, parents and adults to provide evidence-based treatments for:
Coping with stress
Adjustment to changes (such as divorce, moves, loss, new
She also works with children, toddlers and their parents who struggle with sleep problems such as: Difficulty falling asleep/Difficulty staying asleep/ staying in room
Along with cognitive therapy, Dr. Banks employs a variety of creative methods to assist clients in achieving their goals.
Nancy Bartlett, Ph.D. Psychologist
Dr. Nancy Bartlett holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Concordia University (2002), and is trained in Cognitive-Behavioural and Psychodynamic Treatment Approaches. With this training as a background, she tailors treatment based on individual clients’ wants and needs, whether they wish to spend time exploring the root of problems or just want an empathic, informed perspective on solving them.
She sees adult clients with concerns including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, as well as problems regarding relationships and family of origin. Sexual orientation and transgender issues have been an area of special interest for Dr. Bartlett, both clinically and in her research, and she welcomes clients with concerns in these areas.
Leah Caitlin, B.Ed, D.C. Psychotherapist
Dr. Caitlin has over 30 years experience working in the health field. Initially specializing in multi-modal treatments of psychosomatic and stress related illnesses, Dr. Caitlin then pursued additional training and certifications in family mediation, feminist practice, hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy.
In 1990 she founded the Centre for Change and expanded her practice to include counseling for mood, sexual orientation, adjustment and relationship issues. As well she has provided numerous workshops to a wide variety of organizations.
Dr. Caitlin sees clients in Falmouth, Nova Scotia as well as in our Halifax office. Dr. Caitlin sees adults with emotional, adjustment and relationship difficulties as well as providing :
- therapy for individual and family stress associated with
chronic/severe illness and disability
- therapy for stress related to aging
- therapy for fear of flying
Tonya Grant B.Sc, BSW, MSW, RSW Social Worker
Tonya Grant has 19 years experience working with children, adolescents, couples and families. Tonya has had broad work experience in child welfare, residential mental health as well as both public and private therapeutic settings. Tonya incorporates a client centered, strengths based approach to work collaboratively with clients. Her primary goal is to help people live more satisfying lives by building on their existing strengths/resiliencies and helping them to develop new skills to cope effectively with everyday and complex problems.
Areas of specialty include: family therapy, couple therapy, CBT, parenting issues, relationship conflicts, divorce, grief/loss, mood, anxiety, stress management, anger management and low self esteem.
Kirstine Postma, M.Sc Psychologist
Kirstine Postma has trained and practiced extensively in the UK. She works with adults and older teens, providing therapy for: stress, anxiety, mood disorders, abuse, PTSD, eating disorders, self-harming behaviors and personality disorders.
Her clinical work integrates compassionate assessment with choosing the best approach for each unique situation.
Kirstine works with people who have experienced abuse, as children or as adults, and struggle to overcome the distress triggered by those memories. She offers skills training to help those who self-harm to develop more effective strategies for relief from distress and teaches mindfulness skills to achieve greater self-awareness and peace.
Kirstine has specialized training in CBT, DBT (for borderline personality and self-harming problems), EMDR (for trauma), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – and other evidence based therapies.