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.
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:
Depression and Mood Regulation
Relationship Issues & Communication Skills
Self-Care & Coping Skills
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
You have exhausted your extended health benefits or do not have any coverage; services provided by a student therapist are not typically covered under extended health benefits
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 $60 (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
ALEXIS LABRECQUE-BEDARD, RP(Q), MACP (cand)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying); Intern Therapist
Hi, I’m Alexis (she/her). I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Ontario, currently working to complete a Masters in Counselling Psychology. I also hold a Bachelor's degree in Health Psychology and have experience supporting adults with stress, grief, and caregiving.
I believe in using an integrative approach to counselling and will work alongside you to tailor our sessions to your needs. I provide online therapy services to individuals 16+ who are struggling with a variety of mental health challenges and life conflicts.
Starting therapy can be overwhelming and scary, but my goal is to create a safe space in which you feel heard and valued so that we can help you through your current concerns.
My Specialities Include:
Stress, Anxiety & Burnout
Depression & Mood Management
Emotional Distress & Emotion Regulation
LGBTQ+, Gender & Sexuality
Alexis is available Sept-Apr 2023
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-Minute Consultation
Use our booking page to schedule a convenient time to chat with one of our therapy interns
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