My Approach

I have over 10 years experience providing counselling & therapy services to individuals and communities.

I believe that successful therapy requires a partnership between the individual and the counsellor.

Together, we will bring our own knowledge to the therapy process and work together to improve the situation.

My approach is guided by an individual’s culture, autonomy, as well as the potential impact of their past traumatic experiences. I use therapy skills that are based on research demonstrating their effectiveness.

I have a special interest in providing mental health counselling to adult populations, including post-secondary (e.g. University) & international students.

In addition to counselling I also offer social work services, such as connecting & collaborating with other resources to better support you.

See services & fees for more details.

I’m experienced and/or trained in the following models of practice:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Humanistic & Interpersonal Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Practices

Experience:

​I have been working in the social service field since 2007. I have over 10 years experience providing counselling & therapy services to individuals and communities. My background includes working in non-profit & university settings as a Clinical Social Worker. I also have training in providing tele-mental health counselling services.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Cape Breton University, 2007
  • Bachelor of Social Work, Lakehead University, 2011
  • Master of Social Work, Memorial University of NFLD, 2017

Specializing in Anxiety Treatment,

Depression and Trauma Therapy

Anxiety

Anxiety can be experienced in the mind, body and/or in social situations. Some individuals describe it as having “racing thoughts”, intense fear, and physical reactions, like a rapid heartbeat. Depending on the situation, anxiety can be normal and helpful…

Depression

Depression can cause low mood, feelings of hopelessness and a drop in motivation, amongst other problematic symptoms. Feeling depressed doesn’t necessarily indicate a mood disorder, but therapy can help improve symptoms either way…

Grief & Loss

We all experience grief at some point in life and it can be one of the most painful events. Intense emotions such as sadness, anger, shock, guilt and relief are common, while also confusing. Experiencing grief is not always associated with death, but can also be present with the loss of a relationship, job, or family role…

Trauma

Trauma can be caused by a one-time event or multiple negative experiences over time. It often results from a life threatening or physically/emotionally harmful event. What is traumatic for one person, might not always be traumatic for another. Symptoms may include sleep disturbances…

Life Transitions

As we grow, we move through different stages of life. For some individuals this could mean moving to a different country, enrolling in University, entering a new relationship, starting a family, accepting a new job or adapting to a health diagnosis. Life transitions can give us opportunities to learn…

Stress Management

We all experience stress throughout our day and this is very normal. In small doses, stress can surprisingly be positive; by motivating us to achieve goals, helping us to build problem solving skills, and pushing us to seek out social support. However, when we experience stress in high doses and over…

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Natasha LeBlanc Counselling & Social Work is located in Unama’ki, which is the unceded, ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq/L’nu.

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