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    We would like to welcome you to HOPE!

    HOPE is an extension of ML Family Counselling born from the idea of offering HOPE to clients who have experienced barriers in the past to getting the therapeutic counselling they have been seeking.

    The Program

    The HOPE program provides affordable therapy to all people. We are a group therapists made up of Registered Counselling Therapists and Social Workers practicing in Nova Scotia.

    We provide therapy at a significantly reduced rate to individuals, couples and families who do not have insurance and who otherwise could not afford the services.

    How it works:

    • Schedule an appointment with an intake coordinator
    • Needs and program eligibility are assessed
    • You are matched with a therapist who would best meet your needs
    • Rate is set based on your criteria
    • Begin therapy

    While adhering to strict provincial COVID guidelines, we are offering sessions in person, secure video and on the phone.


    If you only carry one thing throughout your entire life, let it be hope. Let it be hope that better things are always ahead. Let it be hope that you can get through even the toughest of times. Let it be hope that you are stronger than any challenge that comes your way. Let it be hope that you are exactly where you are meant to be right now, and that you are on the path to where you are meant to be…Because during these times, hope will be the very thing that carries you through.
    -Nikki Banas

    The connection to affordable therapy.

    Counselling Sessions

    Appointments are 50 minutes in duration and are available for individuals, couples and families. Clients have the option of booking in-person, telephone or video sessions.

    HOPE Counselling Interns

    HOPE supports Master of Education in Counselling and Master of Educational Psychology programs. In our clinic, experienced Registered Counselling Therapists offer supervision to Counselling Therapist Interns who are in the last stages of their Masters programs. Our Interns are highly trained in the same programs as our supervisory counsellors, and are in the final stages of their formal education.

    Compassionate & Professional

    We care about you, your family, and your story. You can trust that we will treat you with respect, dignity and compassion in every interaction, while maintaining the highest standards for integrity and ethics.

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    “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.” –   Desmond Tutu

    Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow.

    The H.O.P.E program is dedicated to Diana Hope George (Bastien) who was the most compassionate and kind-hearted person I am honoured to have known. She spent her career working in Social Services where she was devoted to helping and contributing to the well-being of others. Diana had the brightest smile and the most contagious laugh; her presence had a way of putting people at ease. Diana had this incredible ability to connect with people from all walks of life, she made people feel valued and she instilled hope.

    This one’s for you Di xo