Our interns, supervised by our clinic manager and executive director, offer counselling in the following areas:
- Trauma, including complex trauma stemming from severe abuse, neglect, violence, and other adverse childhood experiences.
- Patterns of abuse in relationships, including counselling for people involved in criminal Justice processes.
- Family of origin, attachment, and development.
- Sexual behaviour problems and use of violence in relationships.
- Sexual and intimate partner victimization.
Our clinic manager and other staff therapists typically focus on providing direct services to clients who fall under one of our funded programmes:
- Our services offered in partnership with the Halifax Domestic Violence Court Programme are only open to clients referred from that Court. We offer roughly 10 spaces for individual therapy and two open-intake, semi-structured therapy groups focused on men's wellness. Each group has space for 15 participants.
- We also offer services specific to people who have experienced commercial or other forms of sexual exploitation or human trafficking.
- Our paid services are effective at treating complex needs and deeper clinical pathologies.
Our supervision model ensures competent care:
- Both our executive director and clinic manager provide supervision for our interns and staff therapists. Supervision includes direct consultation and weekly structured team meetings. In these meetings supervisors teach counselling techniques and theory, guide decisions about cases, and troubleshoot other practice issues.
- All formal correspondence with courts, probation, or other agencies is reviewed and signed by either our executive director or clinic manager to ensure accountability.