Mike Buckley, RCT, CCC,

About Me

I have 40 years of experience in the counselling field and have worked with a wide array of clients over the years. I am eclectic in my therapeutic practice but focus on the fields of addiction (process - notably gambling and porn or sex addiction - and substance based addictions), family and marriage counselling, trauma and PTSD/CPTSD, disabilities, parenting and many other fields. When you have forty years of experience you pretty much have seen it all.

Education & Experience

PhD in Addictions Psychology from Capella University, MA in counselling from Liberty University, I have worked in group homes for persons with disabilities both mental health and intellectual challenges. I worked as a family social worker for families with disabled members and as a director for a day psychiatric program before completing 18 years working in the addictions and mental health services for the local health authorities in various places across Nova Scotia. I entered part time private practice in 1996 and went full time in 2012.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Tic Disorders
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • BlueCross BlueShield

Medavie Blue Cross, Great West Life, Sunlife, and many more