Life Happens... We can help. I have 35+ years' experience, the last decade specializing in problem gambling and process addictions. I work extensively with families/members with a variety of addictions, in the process developing an expertise in working with survivors of trauma and family violence. These often underlie addictions whether they are to substances or processes like gambling, shopping, sex, or the internet. I work in a caring and sympathetic manner that makes counselling safe and inviting. Additionally, I have a special interest in working with people diagnosed as borderline, depressed, suicidal, or as adult children of alcoholics (ACOA).
While I have been trained as a "family systems" therapist I first started therapy over 35 years ago as a behaviorist/cognitive behaviorist working with individuals/families with children and youth with behavioral problems. Since then I have developed my own eclectic style using humor and patience to get results.
I see individuals with/without their significant other or the larger family unit and specialize in flexible options, making time available in extended blocks to meet your needs. I see counselling as a journey. I am your consultant/travel guide. I have the experience, but it is your journey.
Call or Email Mike Buckley for a free phone consultation now - (902) 346-2158


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Capella University
  • Year Graduated: 2013
  • License No. and State: RCT00-004 Nova Scotia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $130 - $190
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Great West Life
  • Great-West
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Greenshield
  • Manulife
  • Medavie Blue Cross
  • Sunlife
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Capella Univeristy/PhD psychology
  • Year graduated: 2013

Mike Buckley's Groups

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)

A short term group designed to educate and support people from dysfunctional families affected by one or more parents, grandparents, or extended family members with addiction to alcohol or other substances or processes. You may not know if you are an ACOA but you can benefit from finding out. Most people have someone in the family with an addiction whether they know it or not. Learn how this may have affected you and what you can do about it. Groups starting every 6-8 weeks in 2016

More about this group


  • Sexual Addiction
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction


  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Video Game Addiction

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015
Mike Buckley, PhD, Psych, MA, Coun, RCT, Counselor in Bedford

Mike Buckley

Counselor, PhD, Psych, MA, Coun, RCT