My name is Krystle Luther and I am a Registered Counselling Therapist with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists, a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and a Certified Clinical Traumatologist through the Traumatology Institute. I'm also an Early Intervention Field Traumatologist and a Compassion Fatigue Specialist. I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Hons) from Cape Breton University.
MA, RCT, CCC, TITC-CT
What I do
I provide private counselling and psychotherapy services to adults and adolescents 16 years and older. My experience has been in crisis counselling and mental health and addictions. My area of focus is anxiety, stress and depression. I can help you with the following issues:
Life transitions (loss of job, separation/divorce, starting university, etc.)
Postpartum depression and anxiety
"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today"
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
I use a solution focused, client centered, trauma-informed and harm reduction approach utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness and meditative techniques. So, what does all that mean?!
You know yourself best. In therapy, I help guide you but ultimately you have the answers to living your best life. We work together in achieving a better state of mind and finding solutions to the problems you are currently facing. I understand and recognize the effects of trauma and respond with appropriate, evidence-based interventions. You can learn different relaxation strategies, how to live more in the moment and how your thoughts, feeling and behaviors are all connected. I provide a respectful, non-judgmental and accepting atmosphere.
Benefits of therapy
Therapy can significantly reduce the amount of distress you are feeling and help resolve specific issues you are experiencing. When we let our thoughts and feelings out, it often feels like a weight has been lifted off our shoulders. The goal in therapy is to reduce or eradicate the symptoms you are experiencing and help resolve the problems you are facing. This can be achieved through guidance, talking out your issues and concerns in a very supportive and caring space while gaining new insight and perspective. You can learn how to re-frame negative thoughts into more healthy, positive thoughts and learn new tools and resources that you can use in your daily life.
Our environment has a significant impact on our mental well-being. In therapy, I believe the client's physical environment plays an important role in the healing process. I understand the importance of feeling comfortable and secure while having the privacy you need to talk about sensitive issues. I provide a safe, private and relaxing space for your therapy sessions. I also offer walk and talk therapy, an alternative to having your session in my office. You can learn more about this great option here.
"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think"