At Free Range Therapy, we offer a range of services aimed at meeting your therapeutic, educational or workplace needs (click on each for more information):
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy (The T.O.N.E. Project, funded by Movember Canada)
- Team-Building and Corporate Development
- Consulting and Training
Who We Are
Nick Cardone - Owner/Therapist Free Range Therapy and T.O.N.E. Project Lead/Co-Facilitator
First and foremost, I am a partner and father living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an immense love of moving through our wide open, wild and natural spaces. Doing so with my family and friends is one of the most joyous things I can think of doing.
Doing so with my clients comes a close second. Combining the passion and skillset that comes with moving through the wilderness with my path as a therapist is so incredibly rewarding, it is hard to put into words. Adventure, with other experiential therapies, has led me to explore other highly meaningful ways of ‘doing’ therapy, especially with men and adolescents.
- Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT) with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists
- Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
- Master of Education in Counselling (M.Ed.) from Acadia University
- Member of the Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group with the Association for Experiential Education
As such, I adhere to a Code of Ethics and a Standards of Practice for the above organizations, and participate in regular professional development to ensure a current and solid foundation in the therapeutic offerings to my clients.
Finally, I have been working in Mental Health and Addictions for over 10 years. This work has seen me support people ranging in age, from early teens to older adults, helping them navigate through mental illness, life stress or other challenges.
Brian Braganza - T.O.N.E. Project: Program Design Advisor
Brian Braganza is an experiential educator specializing in work with men and boys, youth engagement, community resiliency, sustainability education, and systems change. For 10 years Brian led a men’s wilderness canoe retreat with the Tatamagouche Centre. Brian has a long history with the HeartWood Centre for Community Youth Development as a program associate and former Executive Director. Brian is a registered facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal and is certified to lead Circles of Trust® events which support individual renewal for life and vocation.
Brian lives in a straw-bale house he built on an old farm property near Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. He grows organic garlic and vegetables. His follies include: restoring a 150-year old barn, growing an arboretum, a variety of stone-wall and stone circle projects, and creating a parkour course for his dog Amber.
Brian is also a wilderness traveller, poet and song-writer and plays regularly with the band MakeShift.
Tikka The Wonder-Mutt
Sadly, Tikka has left this world, and is chasing squirrrles once again somewhere else. Some clients found Tikka - my 'purebred mutt' - to be an enjoyable and helpful companion on some journeys. I am open to having your furry-friend join us on an outing too. Let's talk about it!