Nancy Blair, M.Ed (Counselling), RCT, CCC, C.Hyp
I focus my practice on Climate Psychotherapy, ecological grief, ecological hope (anxiety/despair/depression), ecopsychology and ecopsychotherapy, and my work with ‘more-than-humans” – Animal Assisted Therapy in Counselling and Pet Loss and Bereavement Counselling.
I counsel people who are struggling with the psychological affects of climate change, climate emergency, ecological grief, and the uncertainty of these pandemic time. I work within an ecopsychological framework. Simply put, this means that in order to heal ourselves, we must heal the earth; in order to heal the earth, we must heal ourselves.
I am a Canadian Counselling Therapist (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and a Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT) with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT). I am also an environmentalist through training – Masters of Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University), work and activism. I work with individuals and groups. I am the Atlantic Canada Regional Representative of the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) – NA. https://www.climatepsychologyalliance.org
I have a deep love of creation and respect for the human-animal bond. I am the Founding President of the Animal Assisted Therapy in Counselling Chapter of the CCPA. I work in Animal Assisted Therapy with canine co-workers – first Tyson and now Taurus, both retired greyhound racers. I am also a certified Pet Loss and Bereavement Counsellor with the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB)
My fee is $100/session for an individual; my fee for group work is determined based on the required work. RCTs are recognized by all the major insurers. Please note that an employer must include RCTs in the text of their health plan in order for an insurance company to pay for work with an RCT. Check with your organization to see if they have taken this step. If your organization does not have RCTs in your health plan, ask that they do so. Any fee you pay on your own can be used as an income tax deduction.
My Practice is an animal-friendly one.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
phone: (902) 223-3151