Mindful Therapies - Veteran Services

Group Programs

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DBT Skills for Veterans

These groups run twice per year, in the fall and in the winter/spring. Please contact us to get on a waitlist for the next group.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a manualized, evidence-based treatment approach to help individuals change behaviours, emotions, thoughts and interpersonal patterns associated with problems in living. Specifically, these skills can help with problems with anger, episodes of depression, irritability or anxiety, intense or chaotic relationships, impulsivity, stress and feelings of emptiness.

Group length is 15 weeks, and is conducted online by Dr. Stephanie Taillefer, Psychologist and Ms. Tessa Barrett, Clinical Social Worker.

Veteran’s Family Support Group

In this group skills training, family members of Veterans will gain knowledge and practice in the following areas:

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness (maintain and improve relationships, deal with interpersonal conflict, communicate effectively)
  • Emotion Regulation (understand and name emotions, decrease the frequency of unwanted emotions, increase resilience, reduce suffering)
  • Distress Tolerance (get through crisis situations without making them worse, resist impulsive urges, tolerate painful events and emotions, accept the things we cannot change)
  • Mindfulness (tolerate difficult emotions), increase mental awareness, and focus attention on the present moment.

This group is hosted by Maggie Logue-Prest, MSW and Danielle Harris, MSW and is conducted fully online. Please inquire about the next group’s start date or to get on a waitlist for this group.

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Join Dr. Rebecca for Set Your Compass on December 31, 2022 and January 1, 2023

Set Your Compass

The Set Your Compass workshop is a live coaching 2-day event, where Dr. Rebecca Boehm will guide you through the year in review (looking back at the last year), and your life satisfaction across many life domains. The second part of the workshop on Day 2 is using your strengths and the science of happiness to create a roadmap for a sustainable, values-forward plan for the upcoming year.

This workshop takes place over two days, two hours each. It includes a workbook you can take away and fill in at your own pace. There are opportunities during the workshop to receive individualized support and coaching.

For details and to sign up, please click the link below.


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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

25 Webster Court
Kentville, Nova Scotia


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As a private clinic, we’re unable to handle emergency situations. If you are in crisis, please call the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team at 902-429-8167 / 1-888-429-8167 (Toll Free), 911 or attend your nearest emergency department.

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