Bowen, Feldenkrais, Massage Therapy
Kelly Beale has been in practice in Halifax since 1987 and is a member of Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia. Kelly completed the Feldenkrais Professional Training Program (1984-1987) and is also a trained Bowen Practitioner, and a focusing practitioner. He uses massage, other bodywork approaches and energy modalities to help his clients recover movement function, improve posture and find relief from pain. You can contact Kelly by calling 902-488-1074
Bowen, Craniosacral Therapy, Massage Therapy
Julie Berkowitz of In Touch Massage Therapy is well-known in Halifax. She has been practicing in Halifax since 1986 and is a founding member of MTANS, Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia. She brings a background in Bowen Technique, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Swedish Massage and Acupressure to her sessions, catering each treatment to the client’s needs. The focus of her work is to relieve stress and chronic and acute pain in a supportive and peaceful atmosphere.
You can contact Julie by calling 902-423-4407
Somatics, Massage Therapy
Danielle is a Somatics Practitioner, a Registered Massage Therapist and an Osteopath in training. Having trained extensively in the Somatics & Trauma program with Generative Somatics in California, and in Somatic Bodywork with the Strozzi Institute, Danielle has a particular focus in healing embodied trauma (eg. sexual abuse, assault or other trauma). Combined with her experience as a Registered Massage Therapist and her current studies in Osteopathy, Danielle offers a synthesis of approaches that aims to be nuanced and responsive to the whole person.
Danielle has been an MTANS member since 2008. Her sessions include somatic awareness practices, conversation, movement, and manual therapy with a focus on restoring for patients their sense of embodiment and vitality.
You can contact Danielle by calling 902-877-2456
Acupuncture, Bowen Technique, N.A.E.T.
Jane Holden practices Collaborative Health Care so that you and your loved ones will feel better. Jane has been assisting people to feel better and relieve pain since 1987. Treatments are tailored to each individual and may include one or more techniques.
• Relieve pain & chronic conditions
• Feel better & have more energy
• Enjoy calmness, improved mood, and renewed strength for life’s challenges
In addition to Acupuncture and Bowen Technique, your treatments may also include Acupressure, Flower Essences, Massage, Krieger-Kunz Therapeutic Touch or NAET Allergy Elimination.
The frequency of treatments will be based on your health goals. For well-being and stress relief 2 to 5 times a year is very beneficial. An acute condition, such as a cold or recent injury, often improves with one visit. Chronic problems require more attention; five to twelve progressive treatments are the average required. Many people continue to see Jane over the years, coming for seasonal “tune-ups” and whenever they need extra care.
Are there any side effects? One of the great benefits of treatment is the absence of side effects. On occasion there may be a healing crisis, usually in the first 24 hours. Most patients report a deep sense of relaxation and well-being. After the session you are encouraged to relax, avoid strenuous activity and not eat a heavy meal. Drinking water and taking gentle walks will help integrate the treatment.
Jane Holden is a member of the Nova Scotia Acupuncture Association with a Bachelor of Acupuncture degree from the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in England. She is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree, a member of the Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia, a Certified Bowen Practitioner, and an Associate NAET Practitioner.
Referral & Insurance
You may be referred by another health care professional, or make an appointment on your own. Acupuncture and massage services are covered by most private insurance companies, some direct billing is available.
You can contact Jane Holden by calling 902-455-2220, Ext 1
As a client centered therapist, I believe my role is to support and empower people through whatever obstacles they are facing in their lives. I have been in practice at Kachina for over 18 years, and have worked with clients of all ages and abilities.
The scope of my practice covers areas such as:
• trauma and abuse, and its impacts on both individuals and families
• relationship and communication difficulties
• family care provider stress
• disability and illness and its effects on both individual and family functioning
• sexual orientation concerns
• personal difficulties like depression and anxiety, stress, grief and loss
For the past two years I have also been involved in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, with Equine Connections, on the Lucasville Road. We have developed this therapeutic practice to work with families, and with individuals with developmental disorders and autism.
Credentials: I have a Masters degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling from Dalhousie University, as well as numerous hours of workshops and training in various modalities including trauma work, play and art therapies and equine assisted therapy. I have also presented at national conferences on “Care Provider Stress and Burnout” and on “Group Dynamics.” I am a registered counseling therapist with the NS College of Counseling Therapists and a Certified Canadian Counselor with the CCPA. Counseling services are covered by many insurance companies.
I can be reached at 902-455-2220, Ext 2.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Jane Marshall graduated in 2001 from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Victoria, BC. She holds a three-year diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. In her practice, she employs Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Cupping, Moxibustion, as well as dietary and lifestyle recommendations. She is a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Acupuncturists (NSAA), as well as the Herbalists Association of Nova Scotia (HANS), and is an Acu-Detox Specialist (Ear Acupuncture for Addictions) certified through the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA).
Jane has had particular success in the treatment of depression and anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, menstrual problems, infertility, menopausal symptoms, headaches and migraines, chronic fatigue, smoking and other addictions.
Jane is a passionate student of the healing arts and the mind-body connection. She relies heavily on intuition in her work, and seeks to address the causes of illness at their root, be they at the physical, emotional or spiritual level. Her special interest lies in mental / emotional well-being, digestive health and women’s’ issues.
You can contact Jane Marshall by calling 902-404-3374
Georgia graduated at the top of her class from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. In her training, she excelled in clinical assessments, anatomy, and specialized in pregnancy and chronic illnesses. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts with honours from Saint-Mary’s University.
It was through her studies that Georgia developed a passion for learning about the body and how it functions. She believes that the body is always attempting to intuitively move towards health, and it is her role to aid in facilitating this process. She is also deeply committed to trauma informed perspectives, and strives to create a space that responds to her clients wants and needs. Outside of treating people she is happiest being by the ocean, reading, biking around town and spending time with people she loves.
You can contact Georgia by calling 902-802-4258
Annemieke Vink MSW
Annemieke facilitates families, couples and individuals who want to make changes in their lives. After more than 25 years in practice, this may include such challenges as improving relationships, increasing self esteem, strategic parenting, planning for care of aging family members, negotiating separation or divorce, dealing with trauma or abuse, or processing grief, to name a few. Her solution-focused approach is experienced with respect, commitment and integrity during the confidential sessions.
As a registered social worker Annemieke is covered by most insurance plans
I can be reached at 902-455-2220, Ext 3
Heather is currently on leave.
Heather A. Macmillan, M Ed (Couns)
Registered Counselling Therapist (Candidate), Canadian Certified Counsellor
Counselling and Psychotherapy Services
My intention as a Counselling Therapist is to help an individual experience him or herself differently while providing compassion, presence and skill in a safe space. I offer an integrated, eclectic approach to therapy that is based on each client’s needs. My interest in the effects of trauma and the mind-brain-body connection has led to training in Somatic Experiencing® (SE) a body-oriented approach to trauma developed by Dr. Peter Levine. As a Beginning SE Practitioner, my approach integrates talk therapy with raising awareness of body sensations and body memory into session work. I am also trained in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I work with adults who have multiple chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain, ADHD, and multiple chemical sensitivities; depression and anxiety; persons who have experienced an overwhelming or traumatic event, such as an accident or physical assault, as well as with those who have experienced chronic trauma such as due to long-term illness, child or partner abuse.
You can contact Heather by calling 902-220-0146
Book an appointment online: halifaxcounsellingtherapy.ca.