Tele-Counselling & Psychotherapy

This free tele-counselling and psychotherapy program is for care partners of people living with dementia. Share your story, learn coping strategies, set goals, and identify ways to accomplish these goals with a Licensed Counselling Therapist-C.

For more information on this program or to register, please contact us at 1-800-664-8411 or [email protected].

What is tele-counselling?

This free tele-counselling program is a therapy program for caregivers, friends, and family of people living with dementia. Offered through phone calls, texting, and video appointments, participants will have the opportunity to connect one-on-one with a Licensed Counselling Therapist-C to discuss issues they are experiencing and learn coping strategies and tools to help them.

Therapy is about exploring your journey, identifying what’s important to you, and finding ways to live according to that.

Benefits of Tele-Therapy

Our Tele-Counselling & Psychotherapy program eliminates many of the most common barriers to counselling.

Because sessions are done by phone, text, and video chat, it means this program accessible anywhere in the province. Save time on traveling and attend your sessions from wherever you are!

Free Service
Invest money in other important areas of your life without compromising quality service and support from a Licensed Counselling Therapist-C who specializes in the most important parts of your journey.

​Studies show that tele-counselling is as effective as in-person counselling, and in some cases, even more effective. This style of therapy has also been proven effective specifically for care partners of persons living with dementia.

Replace the busy in-person waiting room with a virtual waiting room, phone call, or text at the time of your appointment from the comfort of your chosen space.

What will we discuss?

Through this program, participants are able to discuss topics or issues they are experiencing, and gain strategies and tools to address them.

Some of these issues could include: 

  • grief
  • loneliness and isolation
  • depression
  • stress and feeling overwhelmed
  • anxiety and lack of control
  • communication issues
  • relationship issues
  • strong emotions
  • your strengths and abilities
  • your values


To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Be a caregiver, friend, or family member of someone impacted by dementia (living or deceased)
  • Be 18 years old or above
  • Reside in New Brunswick
  • Be able to attend sessions through phone calls, video, or texting

How do I sign up?

To register for this program, please contact us at 1-800-664-8411 or [email protected].

Meet your Counselling Therapist

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Nicole Cormier has a Bachelor of Arts from the Université de Moncton and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Yorkville University. Her designations include: Licensed Counselling Therapist-C (LCT-C) with the College of Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick (CCTNB) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

Nicole specializes in tele-therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for informal caregivers of persons living with dementia. Her approach is trauma-informed. She offers a safe and inclusive space. She also works in clinical research with a focus on delivering remote therapy to informal caregivers of persons living with dementia.

Nicole has been working with the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick since 2018. Her previous experiences include long-term care, crisis intervention, and community outreach throughout New Brunswick. She has experience working with individuals, families, and groups. Services are offered in English and French.

For more information on this program or to register, please contact us at 1-800-664-8411 or [email protected].

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Project Results

In 2022, the Tele-Counselling program was the subject of a research study to examine the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for caregivers of people living with dementia. Click here to read about the study.