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Affordable Therapy in Barrie & Ontario

Quality, effective, and affordable therapy in Barrie to help you through your most difficult of times

We believe that mental health therapy should be accessible to everyone.

When you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, depressed or "stuck" in life and know you need help, but can't afford it, where do you turn to for support?

At Inner Growth Counselling, our student therapy interns provide low cost therapy services online to residents of Ontario or in-person at our Barrie office as part of our Affordable Therapy Program.  

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Why Work With a Therapy Intern?

A therapy intern is a Masters level student who is completing their practicum component towards a degree in Counselling Psychology. They have completed the foundational courses to be knowledgable and skilled in providing counselling services under the direct supervision of a Registered Psychotherapist. Interns are required to fulfil strict requirements and obtain adequate clinical counselling hours in order to graduate.

Therapy interns are eager to help, bring forth an abundance of knowledge, and offer a fresh perspective from modern counselling techniques.

Our therapy interns are equipped to help you with the following:

When working with a therapy intern, you can be confident that you are receiving quality treatment. Interns meet regularly with their supervisors and peers to discuss cases and collaborate on treatment plans. So, you essentially have two therapists looking out for your wellbeing! And not only are they helping you by providing affordable therapy in Barrie and virtually across Ontario, but you are helping them as well by contributing to their professional growth and training as a therapist!

About Our Affordable Therapy Program

As a client of our affordable therapy program, you will receive the same dedicated and compassionate care as any other client, but there are some eligibility criteria and expectations that need to be met before joining:

  • You are a resident of Ontario 12+ years of age

  • Ideally, you have exhausted your extended health benefits or do not have any coverage. However, we recognize that it can be beneficial for people to get more out of their benefits by accessing services at a lower rate. Our interns are Registered Psychotherapists (Qualifying) so most companies will reimburse for counselling services, but please check this ahead of time. 

  • You intend to commit to a minimum of 5 sessions booked weekly or biweekly (or as discussed with your therapist)

  • You are not experiencing severe mental illness/psychiatric issues (e.g., psychosis, severe eating disorder warranting medical intervention, active suicidality with intent/plan to suicide), addictions (alcohol or illicit drugs) or active abuse

  • You understand that the program is short-term, meaning that once the student graduates, there may not be the option to continue at a reduced rate with them. However, you can be referred to another student therapist to stay within the program

Our affordable therapy sessions are offered at a rate of $75 (incl HST). Book your free consultation to get started! Your therapist intern will discuss suitability of the program with you during your consultation.

Meet Our Affordable Therapy Intern Team

Shailie Dubois, BA, MACP (cand)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying); Intern Therapist


Hi, I'm Shailie!  I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology candidate dedicated to helping adults, youth, and children achieve positive change in their lives. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), mindfulness, expressive art therapy, eco-therapy, and more. My holistic counselling style recognizes the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit, as well as the impact our communities and relationship to nature has on our mental health. 


In my practice, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their unique path towards healing and personal growth. I believe in empowering my clients to tap into their inner resources, strengths, and resilience to overcome challenges and achieve their goals. However, I also recognize that human beings require a circle of nurturing relationships that support our growth and healing to truly flourish. 


As an artist and mental health advocate,  I prioritize my own health and wellness through watercolour painting, and other activities such as being in nature, strength training, meditation, and Jiu Jitsu. 

Accepting new clients!

Internship Jan-Apr 2024; continuing as an associate afterward!

My Specialities Include:

  • Stress & Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self-Esteem, Body Image

  • Life Transitions and Goals

  • Anger, Emotion Regulation

  • Creativity/Creative Process

Taylor Webb, BA, MACP (cand)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying); Intern Therapist

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Hi I’m Taylor! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Candidate. I understand how overwhelming life can be, and want to be here to support you and walk alongside you on your path to wellness. 


I strive to create a warm, safe, and non judgemental space where you can feel heard and empowered.  I believe we all hold the necessary resources to thrive and flourish, and can tap into our inner resources and strengths when provided an empathetic and supportive environment. 


I take an integrative approach, mainly drawing on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Strengths Based approaches. I believe you are the expert in your own life, and will work with you to identify your desired goals and next steps.

My Specialities Include:

  • Anxiety, Stress & Burnout

  • Depression

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self-Esteem, Body Image

  • Life Transitions

Accepting new clients!

Internship Jan-Aug 2024

Andra Escobar, BA, MACP (cand)

Intern Therapist

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Hello, I'm Andra! I am a clinical intern completing my Masters of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a post-grad in Behavioural Sciences. I also have 10yrs of experience working with individuals on the Autism spectrum and their families. With a genuine curiosity about the human experience, my story is one of resilience, empathy, and an unwavering commitment to making a profound impact on the lives of others.

My aim is to attract clients who are seeking growth, resilience, and the desire to overcome personal challenges. I am drawn to supporting clients who have endured narcissistic abuse, including toxic relationships and friendships, as well as navigating interpersonal challenges in general. I also have a passion for working with couples, assisting them in overcoming intimacy issues, resolving conflicts, addressing infidelity, and fostering reconnection.


My extensive background has equipped me with a deep understanding of the unique challenges and dynamics faced by many.  I practice from a psychodynamic, strength-based, person-centred approach, and believe in the power using a variety of methods to cater to the unique needs of each individual, such as ACT, DBT and CBT. I will help you develop a positive and resilient mindset and find your inner strength to overcome your challenges.

Pre-booking for May!

Internship May-Dec 2024

Areas of Focus:

  • Anxiety, Stress & Depression

  • Self-Esteem & Body Image

  • Relationship Issues (friends, family, romantic, peers)

  • Healing from narcissistic and unhealthy relationships

  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); BPD traits

  • Personal Growth, Behaviour Changes

Mental Health Support Doesn't Have To Be Financially Stressful

Get Help From Affordable Therapy Today

Becoming a client as part of our affordable therapy program is simple. Our easy-going, compassionate, and dedicated therapist interns are ready and excited to help you through your mental health concerns.

Book Your FREE 15 or 30 Minute Consultation

Use our booking page to schedule a convenient time to chat with one of our counsellors in Barrie

Talk With One of Our Therapy Interns

We'll call you on your selected date and time to talk about your individual counselling needs

Book a Session Now or Later On

Book your first therapy session in-person or online  with one of our therapy interns

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