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Therapist Intern Team

We partner with university graduate level programs throughout the year to be able to offer low barrier access to affordable therapy options. If you are interested in booking an initial consultation to see if working with one of our counselling interns might be the right fit for your needs, please contact the clinic directly at (902) 510-2227 or you can email a request to the clinic at Action.counselling@outlook.com.

Cynthia Baird, Counselling Therapist Intern

I am currently a master’s level MA in Counselling Psychology practicum student who is qualified to practice at ACTion Counselling under the clinical supervision of Jason Tucker. I have worked in the area of health and wellness as a dietitian and personal trainer for over 25 years. Mental health is an area of special interest to me, and I am looking forward to helping my clients with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, eating disorders, stress management, and relationship challenges. I am committed to creating a safe and supportive space for clients. I love nature, animals, and hiking the beautiful trails of Nova Scotia.

 

I draw upon various therapeutic modalities including Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.

 

Community Focus: Women, Men, LGBTQ+, Parents, Teens, Newcomers

 

Issues: Anxiety, Burnout/Stress, Depression, neurodiversity, Self Esteem

 

Modalities: Strengths Based, Mindfulness, CBT, ACT

 

Languages Spoken: English

Cost: Sliding scale available based on need, standard rate $40 a session. 

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Emily Smith, Counselling Therapist Intern

My name is Emily Smith, and I am currently in the 2nd year of my Masters program through Yorkville University, receiving a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP). I am qualified to practice onsite at ACTion Counselling in Truro, NS, under the clinical supervision of my practicum supervisor, Jason Tucker. I will be working under supervision in my practicum between May 2024 until December 2024.

I have interest in working with a diverse group of adults across the lifespan. The main areas of concern I would enjoy working with, but is not limited to are issues with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, as well as loss, and self-awareness.

I intend to work from a client-centered approach, as well as an acceptance commitment approach, but also have knowledge about techniques and interventions in cognitive-behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and solution focused therapy. I look forward to offering a collaborative approach to working with clients, that is non-judgmental but helps the client grow in their self-awareness.

I am thrilled to begin this journey to help support and help others while on their healing journey, as well as practice my skills, and share my knowledge with clients while under supervision.

 

Community Focus: Women, Men, LGBTQ+, Parents, Teens, Newcomers

  

 

Issues: Anxiety, Burnout/Stress, Depression, Grief/Loss, Self Esteem

 

Modalities: Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, ACT and Narrative Therapy

 

Languages Spoken: English

Cost: Sliding scale available based on need, standard rate $40 a session. 

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