Best Family Counselling Therapy In Dartmouth

Family Counselling: Foster Harmony and Understanding in Dartmouth

In Dartmouth, we’re dedicated to helping you cultivate deeper family connections and overcome interpersonal challenges. Family counselling is a personalized, supportive journey that fosters mutual understanding, empathy, and harmonious coexistence within the family unit.

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What Is Family Counselling?

Family counselling is a therapeutic approach that helps family members improve communication, resolve conflicts, and enhance their relationships. By addressing issues as a unit, families can promote understanding, strengthen bonds, and develop healthier dynamics. It acknowledges the profound impact of familial relationships on an individual’s well-being and growth.


What Are the Benefits of Participating in Family Therapy?

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Engaging in family counselling can lead to transformative experiences, contributing to healthier relationships, improved emotional well-being, and the growth of all family members.

Felicia Burchell B.Sc.O.T., (Reg NS,NB,PE), MEd (Counselling), RCT, CCC

I graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1989

Vivica Steer B.A, MA (Counselling), RCT-C, CCC

My passion for helping has led me on a path to achieving an M.A. in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University, NB and a B.A. in Guidance and Counselling

Emilee Musgrave MA Candidate

Emilee Musgrave, is also a lover of downtown Dartmouth. Emily is doing her Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She also holds a Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University.


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Our diverse range of

Family Support Services

Communication Counselling

Foster a healthier and more effective communication pattern within your family, building bridges and fostering mutual understanding.

Parenting Support Therapy

Gain invaluable tools and techniques for handling parenting challenges, empowering you to nurture a supportive family environment.

Blended Family Counselling:

Receive expert guidance to help blend families cohesively, acknowledging and respecting the uniqueness of each family member.

Adolescent Therapy

Specialised counselling for teenagers to navigate through their unique challenges, promoting a healthier mental and emotional well-being.

Conflict Resolution Therapy

Develop effective strategies for resolving family conflicts, fostering a harmonious living environment for everyone.

Grief and Loss Counselling

Guided support during times of grief and loss, promoting healing and acceptance for the entire family.

Life Transition Therapy

Receive professional assistance in navigating major life transitions, ensuring minimal disruption to the family unit's well-being.

Disability-Related Counselling

Tailored support for families dealing with disability issues, fostering an inclusive, understanding, and supportive environment.

Domestic Violence Counselling

Safe and confidential counselling for families affected by domestic violence, providing the necessary tools for healing and empowerment.

Financial Stress Therapy

Learn effective coping mechanisms for dealing with financial stress and its impacts on family dynamics.

Marital and Premarital Counselling:

Enhance marital relationships, resolve conflicts, and foster mutual understanding through professional marital counselling.

Counselling for Parent-Child Conflicts

Strengthen parent-child relationships through improved understanding, communication, and resolution of conflicts.

When Might You Consider Family Sessions?

Family counselling could be beneficial if your family is experiencing persistent conflict, going through a significant transition, or if any family member feels unheard, misunderstood, or isolated. It’s also helpful in managing life’s many stresses, such as divorce, remarriage, relocation, financial hardship, or loss of a loved one.

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No hassle. No stress. Appointments typically scheduled within one week and you can complete all of your registration paperwork prior to your appointment via our convenient and secure patient portal.

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Frequently asked questions

The aim of family therapy is to strengthen each family member's emotional health and the family unit as a whole. This therapeutic approach aims to enhance communication, resolve conflicts, and foster a healthier and more understanding family dynamic.


The process of family therapy involves a series of sessions where all or some family members participate. A professional counsellor guides these sessions, helping members understand each other's experiences and feelings, resolve conflicts, and create healthier relationships. It is an iterative process that may involve individual as well as group sessions.

One valuable aspect of family counselling services is their ability to involve all family members in the therapeutic process. This collaborative approach acknowledges the interconnectedness of family relationships and enables families to work together towards resolving issues and promoting overall well-being.

An important characteristic of family-focused therapy is its systemic approach. This means the therapy considers the family as a whole system, rather than just focusing on individuals. Each member's actions and emotions can impact the others, and therapy addresses these relational dynamics to promote healthier and more harmonious interactions.

Our counselling therapists bring their specialised training and experience to support individuals, couples, teens, and children on their healing journey. They create a safe and supportive environment that facilitates open and honest communication, allowing emotional wounds to be addressed and healing to begin.

For those dealing with pain, whether physical or emotional, therapists provide strategies and techniques to better manage it. They also help individuals and families navigate various life stages and challenges, such as trauma, parenting difficulties, and marital issues. By focusing on personal growth, understanding, and empathy, our therapists guide clients towards more harmonious relationships and improved quality of life.