Hi! 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 and confidential counselling and psychotherapy services to adults and adolescents age 16 years and older. I work with a variety of issues including:
Life transitions (loss of job, separation/divorce, starting university, etc.)
Postpartum depression and anxiety
“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take a step.” Naeem Callaway.
I use a solution focused, client centered, trauma-informed approach utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness based interventions. 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 compassion and appropriate, evidence-based interventions. You can learn different coping strategies, how to live more in the moment, and how your thoughts, feeling and behaviors are all connected. I provide a respectful, friendly, non-judgmental and accepting atmosphere.
Benefits of therapy
Therapy can significantly reduce the amount of distress you are feeling and help you resolve specific issues. When we externalize our thoughts and feelings in a safe space, we often feel like a weight has been lifted off of our shoulders. Therapy can help decrease or eradicate the symptoms that you are experiencing and help you improve your over all well-being. This can be achieved by having a space to tell your story or talk through difficult issues, explore solutions to stressful problems, gain new insight and awareness, see a different perspective, set goals for yourself and learn life-long coping skills. You can learn how to re-frame negative thoughts into more positive thoughts, gain more self compassion and acceptance, and begin to implement positive changes in your 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 safe 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.
“Emotional pain is not something that should be hidden away and never spoken about. There is truth in your pain, there is growth in your pain, but only if it’s first brought out into the open.” — Steven Aitchison