Channel of Peace Counselling Association, M.Sc., MSW, M.Ed., CCC, RCT-C

Channel of Peace Counselling Association View Specialties

  • Counselling Therapist, Social Work & Psychotherapist
  • 6351 North Street, Suite 201, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3L 1P7
  • Phone: (902) 802-3007
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  • Session Fees: $100/hour for individual counselling and $125 for couples and family counselling
  • channelofpeace.ca
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Webcam



Channel of Peace is a team of like-minded professionals who will walk gently beside you on your journey of hope and healing. Our mission is to respond to God's love for all people by embracing our clients with a non-judgemental, gentle approach to counselling. Our counsellors work through a Christian lens and worldview. Being Christ-centered means that we believe in the dignity and value of every person and strive to communicate unconditional love and mercy to each individual.
 
We provide counselling, workshops, and retreats for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Our areas of speciality include marriage & couples counselling, grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety & worry, mental illness, support for those living with a person who has mental illness, aging issues, post-abortion support, sexual violence and child & youth counselling.
 
All of our therapists are licensed and possess a minimum of a Master's degree and are credentialed professionals who are trained in best practices. We strive to become the best in our field by embracing a life-long approach to education, peer-supervision and spiritual development. Our therapists have attained training in various theoretical orientations such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Positive Psychology, Emotion Focused Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Play Therapy, Attachment Theory and the Gottman Method for couples counselling.
 
Meet our Therapists:
 
Patricia Cosgrove, MSW, RSW, PP 
Patricia is a woman who is deeply rooted in her relationship with Christ and moved by the Holy Spirit. She established Channel of Peace Counselling Association as a way to bring the healing power of God into her scope of practice. Following an extensive career in the mental health system, she was inspired to gather other Christ-Centered therapists to join her in offering a safe therapeutic environment for people whose life decisions are informed by their faith.  
 
Andrew Parker, MSc.
Andrew holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Dallas and a Master's in clinical psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences in Arlington, VA. The institute specializes in integrating Catholic theology and philosophy with empirical psychological treatments. He has also studied at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. 
Andrew believes that one of the most serious crises Canada is facing is a breakdown in family life to the detriment of individuals and communities. Many people struggle to find happiness and often feel trapped by problems that feel insurmountable or for which they fell ashamed. They may struggle with the effects of mental illness or with the scars of past relationships. His primary interests are working with couples, families, children, and individuals, helping them to develop new skills and awareness of their wounds in order to heal and thrive in their family and community life. He believes that by joining the knowledge of the human person provided through faith and psychology together, we are best able to help individuals to be freed from past wounds, alleviate mental and emotional suffering, and flourish in their lives and relationships. 
 
   Bryan Hagerman, M.Ed., MA, RCT-C
 As a trauma survivor, Bryan has a deep understanding of the human condition with its suffering and emotional pain. As a result, he understands mental illness and its effects acutely. With the use of good communication skills, experience, and training, he can help individuals realize and discover the path to their own emotional well-being.
His training equips me him helping those who suffer from trauma, depression, anxiety, fear, abuse, phobia, conflict resolution, domestic abuse, marriage and family issues, relational and spiritual concerns, mediation, discover a way to emotional health. Bryan works in the areas of domestic abuse, conflict resolution, marriage counselling and anger counselling.  Bryan believes in guiding people to develop a strong inner being, kind, loving, empathic relationships, which move toward emotional well-being.  
 
  Christine Balan, M.Ed.,  CCC, RCT-C
Christine holds a Master of Education (Counselling) degree from Acadia University. She has a client-centered approach and establishes a collaborative relationship in order to foster holistic growth. Christine has experience counselling individuals with issues of grief & loss, sexual abuse, anger management, bullying, relapse prevention, gender transition, post-abortion, & self-compassion. In addition to working at Channel of Peace, her counselling experience includes providing person-centered counselling at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility as well as Open Door Healthy Life Choices Centre. Christine has five years’ experience working as a teacher with the Toronto Catholic District School Board. She welcomes working with people from all walks of life, cultures, racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders and religious denominations, and has a particular interest in working with children and youth. 


Channel of Peace Counselling Association Reaches

Halifax NS