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Maritime PTC

Photo taken by Dennis Jarvis  

We work with individuals of all ages, couples, groups and families who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma experiences, sexually acting out behaviours, patterns of addiction, trauma symptoms,  gender identity barriers, autism and relationship challenges.

Services can be provided face to face in Bedford, Dartmouth, Pictou, or Tatamagouche Nova Scotia. We also provide services online across Nova Scotia. 

We have a team of clinicians who have expertise in a variety of approaches including:

Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, CBT, DBT, EMDR, Brainspotting, Trauma Assessments, HRT letters, and Sex Therapy.


The first step is to contact and you will be matched with a therapist.

Your therapist will complete intake with you. You only have to tell your story once

If you live in Ontario or PEI please visit our Sister Agency Changing Steps Child and Family Counselling 

Play Therapy Training

Maritime Play Therapy Centre provides Play Therapy Certificate education that is recognized by the Canadian Association for Play Therapy. 

Teaching neurodevelopmentally informed interventions using the Powers of Play.

We began in September in 2019 and 17 students completed all three LEVELS during Covid. 


Maritime PTC offers training leading to certification as a Play Therapist recognized by the

Canadian Association for Play Therapy 

Yearly from September to June 2023 on Zoom from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Atlantic Time 


Level 1 Online the first two Wednesdays evenings of the month 

Level 2 Online the first two Thursday evenings of the month

Level 3 Online the last two Thursday evenings of the month


Level 1 




Level 2



Level 3


                      Dates for the 2024/2025 academic year will be posted in April 2024    






We now have many NS therapists 
who are certified or are working towards certification . This means that they are engaged in education and supervision according to Canadian (CAPT) certification standards.   
Please email us if you are seeking a local therapist 
trained in Play Therapy

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