James Owen Dubé
I am a Registered Social Worker in Private Practice. Are you struggling and not sure where to start? You may want help with addictions or mental health, your own sexual or violent behaviour or healing from past harms. Maybe you are another professional with a history that intersects with your work. You could be looking for help with your existing family or intimate relationships, job stress, or something else that affects your wellness. I offer a free 15 minute consultation to discuss your needs in advance of your first session (see fees for subsequent meetings). Services are offered by telephone or video.
We can find a safe space to talk about what is bothering you. I work primarily in trauma, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence. I also work with people with more general needs (addictions, mental health, anger, stress, sex, attachment, and relationships). Let's help you be free of past hurt and work through present challenges.
We make time for whatever you are dealing with in each session. Therapy is semi-structured to allow us flexibility. It is most important to me that you get to discuss what you need to at the time. In our first session, we cover some basic background and set some priorities for counselling. Reach out to talk to someone who is ready to listen and help.
And a podcast I was interviewed in:
I have also presented at the following conferences:
Canadian Domestic Violence Conference 6 (2020).
Men and Families Conference (2022): An International Interdisciplinary Conference.
The Peoples' Counselling Clinic was recently featured in these news stories:
Peoples’ Counselling Clinic takes community-based approach to provide services for under-represented groups.
This clinic helps men who use violence. The N.S. mass shooting inquiry says we need their approach.
I also offer services as Clinic Manager at The Peoples' Counselling Clinic. I facilitate group therapy for men who were victims and/or perpetrators of sexual and intimate partner violence. I offer individual trauma therapy to adults and youth of all genders who use or experience violence. I conduct forensic assessments for family and criminal courts.
I completed a Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University, a Bachelor of Social Work from University of Victoria, and a Master of Social Work from University of Waterloo. I am a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse. Click these links for more information about my credentials and where to find me.
Here are some articles I have written:
The time is now for a guaranteed annual income.
Why work with people who perpetrate?
Suffering in silence: Male sex-assault victims marginalized.
Social work & clinical treatment of trauma: A caution.
Mind mental health gaps as private practice role expands in Nova Scotia.
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