Counselling Therapy for Youth & Adults

Psycho-education, Advocacy and Support


Individual counselling for children and youth (ages 9+) and adults.

 Free 15 minute phone consultation

  • 30 Minute Session – $60 + HST
  • 50 Minute Session – $120 + HST

Sessions will be offered over a secure telehealth platform, by phone, or in person by request.

I would describe my approach as warm, empathetic, and client centered. I strongly believe that you are the expert of your own life.

Taylor Brydges


Suicidal Ideation


Anger Management

Depression & Anxiety

Taylor Brydges, MA, RCT-C

One of my areas of expertise is working with individuals  who have survived any kind of personal trauma. A key first step in my approach is to actively listen and build a strong rapport. Through active listening, we can collaboratively identify your strengths and your priorities.

I’d Love to Help

I Have Experience With…

Today, I will make a difference

  • PTSD
  • Abuse
  • Loss
Suicidal Ideation
  • Self Harm
  • Crisis Support
  • Body Image
  • Relationship Issues
Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Healthy Coping Skills
  • Psycho-Education
Depression & Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Coping Skills

My Approach & Philosophy

Hello, thank you for taking the time to see if I would be a good fit to work with. I completed a bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, prior to completing my Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. I am currently a Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, as well as a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

Once a sense of safety has been established, we will work together to begin concrete actions to assist in the healing process.

 I very much enjoy, and have had experience with working alongside adolescents. I pride myself on being able to empathize and quickly connect with young people; I was once a teen who benefited from additional support. My work with adolescents has addressed key topics such as : anxiety, self-harm, self-esteem, and anger management.

I would describe my approach as warm, empathetic, and client centered. I strongly believe that you are the expert of your own life. I work from a feminist trauma-informed lens and incorporate aspects of Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Dialectial-Behavioural Therapy (DBT), into my practice.

Please feel free to book a 15 -minute consultation where we can discuss how I can best support you in your healing journey.


Having trouble and not sure what to do? The resources below are a few of my personal recommendations. You are never alone.

HRM Mobile Crisis Team


Available 24/7

Kids Help Phone

1-800-668-6868 or text ‘Connect’ to 686868

Canadian Mental Health Association - NS Chapter


Avalon Sexual Assault Centre


Byrony House

Shelter – 902-429-9002

Crisis Line – 902-422-7650

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line


Get In Touch

If you prefer, you can also email me directly at [email protected]




Mon – Fri: 10am – 7pm
Or by request


Sessions are available virtually or by request at:

25 Wentworth Street, Suite 102

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

B2Y 2S7

Individual Therapy Sessions

Free 15 minute phone consultation

30 Minute Session – $60 + HST

50 Minute Session – $120 + HST

Brydges Therapy Interview with Go Solo

What’s your business, and who are your customers?

I’m a registered counselling therapist (also known as a psychotherapist or clinical therapist) working at my own private practice. I offer counselling services to people of all ages, although the majority of my clients are adolescence and young adults.

My background and the majority of my training are rooted in trauma-informed care. The majority of my clientele are survivors of trauma and abuse. I work with a lot of young people, and many challenges that I support them with are suicidal ideation, anger management, self-esteem issues, and overall stressors, such as the pandemic.

Tell us about yourself

As someone who is naturally warm and empathetic, I always felt that it would be very rewarding to work in a field that would allow me to help others. I did years of volunteer work at charities such as Ronald McDonald House and Best Buddies prior to my career in therapy. During my high school years, one of my peers passed away suddenly. I remember feeling very alone at this time. I found it challenging to articulate how I was feeling, and I felt afraid to ask for help. This experience inspired me to become a support and an advocate for others struggling. I believe I can relate to other young people for this reason. In 2017, I decided to pursue a Master’s degree in counselling therapy.

What’s your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I feel very proud and grateful to have experienced the amount of growth that I have since opening my business. Taylor Brydges Counselling Therapy has been around less than one year, and it continues to experience growth. I was initially afraid to take the risk of going solo, although it has paid off.

What’s one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

The lack of consistency! Each week differs from the last, and you never know what to expect. The lack of consistency can make it challenging to find balance, and not to mention; there is always something that you could be doing!

What are the top tips you’d give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Network: Networking has been so helpful to me as a new business owner. In this industry, it is important to connect with other therapists, social workers, and other healthcare providers. This will help with the referral process.
  2. set boundaries: I have found it helpful to set up limits for myself (i.e., start/end time, how many clients I will see per day, designated breaks, etc.). This helps me establish a routine and keeps me feeling re-charged so that I can best support my clients.
  3. Don’t be afraid to ask for support: It is important to ask for support when needed (i.e., outsourcing marketing or administrative tasks)
    it can help you maintain a better balance. It is also important to work alongside an experienced supervisor or mentor to ensure that clients are receiving the best care possible.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

My goal is to continue to expand my private practice and work alongside other therapists and clinicians. I hope that this will increase access to services, eliminate wait times, and allow me to offer a diverse range of services to clients.

Where can people find you and your business?

Website: https://brydgestherapy.com/
Facebook: https://bit.ly/3orceDl
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