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Let us help you on your journey towards Inner Growth 

Our Team of Genuine & Relatable Therapists in Barrie, ON

You can trust in our dedicated, caring team of online & in-person psychotherapists serving Barrie and all of Ontario.

We know you have options when it comes to finding online therapists in Ontario or an in-person therapist in Barrie. But if you’re looking for a team of down-to-earth, compassionate therapists who genuinely care about your mental health, then look no further than Inner Growth Counselling & Psychotherapy. 

 

You’ll never feel like a number with us. You’ll never feel judged or rushed to “feel better.” You are in the driver's seat and set the pace.

 

We genuinely want to ensure we meet your needs and provide the support you need along the way. We’re here for you for a week, month, year, or years down the road - whenever you need us. We understand that life gets hectic at times so we believe in an "open-door" policy for accessing our online or in-person counselling services. We value the relationships we build with you.

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Flexible, Relatable & Genuine Online and In-Person Mental Health Counselling in Ontario

As a team, we can help you through online counselling or in-person counselling in Barrie- whatever you prefer! No matter what you’re dealing with, we’re here for you. We are LGBTQ+ friendly and work with children, youth, teens, adults, families and couples. We can help you develop effective coping skills and learn how to take steps in changing unhelpful thought patterns and behaviours surrounding:

 

 

We are truly judgment-free and love the fact that we can help so many people just like you from the comfort of your own home, thanks to online counselling services throughout Ontario. But, if you prefer to access therapy services in-person we are happy to support you from our Barrie location. Get to know a little bit about each of our mental health therapists before booking your free 15-minute consultation call to get started in therapy.

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Meet Our In-Person & Online Therapy Team in Barrie!

LARYSSA LEVESQUE, RP, MACP

Clinic Owner & Registered Psychotherapist

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Hi there, I’m Laryssa (she/her), a Registered Psychotherapist and founder of Inner Growth Counselling. I hold a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor's of Science in Neuroscience. I work with individuals ages 16+ across Ontario and am passionate about connecting with people to help them find their authentic selves and live a life that is meaningful to them.

 

I use a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques to help individuals overcome their challenges, but ultimately believe that you are the expert in your own life so I will tailor my approach accordingly. I'm merely here to help guide you. My non-judgmental, down-to-earth, and collaborative approach provides you with a safe and comfortable space to navigate your struggles. 

 

I feel particularly drawn to helping the Millennial generation - those in their 20s and 30s. I enjoy helping them navigate the unique challenges they face today and help them overcome burnout, people-pleasing, and perfectionist tendencies. 

I can’t wait to help you increase your self-awareness, gain new perspectives, and develop healthy coping skills and get you on track to living a fulfilling and meaningful life.

My Specialities Include:

  • Stress, Anxiety & Burnout

  • People-Pleasing, Setting Boundaries & Assertiveness

  • High Functioning Anxiety & Perfectionism

  • Self-Esteem

  • Relationship Issues

Accepting new clients; daytime, virtual only

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Hello! I’m Ashlee (she/her). I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a graduate of the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University. My journey towards becoming a mental health professional was inspired by my personal experiences as a teenager and young woman, and now I am grateful to be able to support others through their challenges!

In my practice, I work with kids (8+), teens, adults, couples and families and I have a particular passion for working with ADHD, ASD,  children and youth of divorce, families in transition/conflict, relationship issues, major life transitions,  anxiety/stress, depression, and motherhood.

 

As an Indigenous woman, I also have a dedication to working with this population as I deeply recognize the complexity of the multi-generational traumas our culture has endured.

 

I bring a calm and welcoming atmosphere to our counselling sessions as it is of upmost importance that my clients feel both safe and comfortable. I believe that strengths are fundamental to healing and wellness therefore I take a strength-based approach to helping clients achieve their goals. I view every client as a unique individual and I often use a variety of modalities such as narrative therapy, CBT, solution-focused therapy, and acceptance-based therapy.

My Specialities Include:

  • ADHD & ASD (Neurodivergence)

  • Anxiety, Stress, Depression/Mood Regulation

  • Children & Teens

  • Family Conflicts, Transitions & Children/Youth of Divorce

  • Perinatal Mental Health; Self-Identity in Motherhood

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

ASHLEE LORTIE, BA, MACP

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Accepting new clients! Kids, teens, adults, couples & families

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Cheyenne Andrew, BA, MACP, MEd

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Accepting new clients!

Hi Folks! I am Cheyenne (she/her), and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Barrie, Ontario. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English literature, a Masters in Education (MEd) where I studied multicultural education and critical race theories, as well as a Masters Degree  in Counselling Psychology.

Due to my heritage and cultural background being Afro-Indigenous (Métis/Ojibwe and Black), I prefer to utilize a culturally dynamic, client-centred, strength-based approach with everyone, to enhance their unique interests, assets, and capabilities. I also use various evidence-based techniques such as CBT and  mindfulness and bring a warm, candid, and down-to-earth energy to therapy sessions to help clients feel comfortable and safe to be themselves.

 

Currently, I am focusing my practice on working with children (10+), teens, adults, couples & families on various mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, transgenerational/racial trauma, ADHD, and multicultural issues.

My Specialities Include:

  • Stress, Anxiety & Burnout

  • Depression & Mood Regulation

  • Self-Esteem, Self-Worth & "Imposter Syndrome"

  • ADHD & Emotion/Behavioural Regulation (kids & adults)

  • LGBTQIA+ and Sexuality

  • Youth & Teens

  • Navigating Life Transitions/Change

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Hi, I'm Taylor! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I received my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Bachelor's in Psychology, a post-grad certificate in Addictions and Mental Health, and an advanced certificate in Child and Youth Working. 

 

It is my passion to help people through difficult moments by providing them with a safe and non-judgmental space to work through their deepest thoughts and emotions within a warm and supportive environment. I am a strong believer that healing past experiences allows a person to create growth and lasting change. 

 

I believe in a client-centred approach tailored to you while drawing upon strength-based approaches to help you see the growth you are looking for. As a therapist, I work with teens/youth (12+) and adults. My passion is working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, emotion regulation, childhood trauma, and relationship issues.

My Specialities Include:

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Stress/Burnout

  • Emotion Regulation & Mood Management

  • Self-Esteem

  • Childhood Trauma

  • Relationship Issues

Taylor Ellis, RP(Q), MACP

Registered Psychotherapist  (Qualifying)

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Accepting new clients ages 12+

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Meet Our Exclusively Online Therapy Team in Ontario!

Arshiya (Ari) Choudhury, MACP, BSc

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Accepting new clients for online individual, teen and couples therapy

Hello! I’m Arshiya a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I received my Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University and my undergraduate degree in neuroscience and psychology from University of Toronto.  I have developed a passion for mental health through my personal, academic and professional experiences. 

 

I began my career with behavioural therapy fostering the development of functional skills and emotional fluency in children, youth and adults with developmental disorders. Since then, I have found a passion working with youth and young adults with a variety of psychological issues such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, mood disorders and cultural challenges.

 

As a therapist, I value individualizing sessions to clients’ needs, using mixed modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), narrative therapy and culturally competent strategies. I am passionate about developing a safe, nurturing and collaborative relationship with all my clients

My Specialities Include:

  • ADHD/Attentional Concerns

  • Stress, Burnout & Anxiety

  • Fears & Phobias

  • Life Transitions, "Millennial" Issues

  • Cultural Issues & Self-Identity

  • Disordered Eating, Body Image

Kelly

Hi, I'm Kelly! I’m a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario and have worked with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with a variety of mental health issues. I have a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelors degree in Psychology, as well as a post-grad certificate in Addictions and Mental Health.

 

When working with me, you can expect a warm, encouraging, and supportive approach that will help you find more control in your life to start feeling better. I truly value the therapeutic relationship and look forward to meeting you where you’re at and collaborating on your unique goals.

I use a client-focused and strength-based therapeutic approach blended with evidence-based counselling treatments such as CBT and DBT. I am drawn to a variety of mental health challenges but take a special interest in attentional problems such as ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, and borderline personality disorder (BPD).

My Specialities Include:

  • Stress & Anxiety

  • Depression, Mood Management

  • ADHD, Attention/Concentration Issues

  • Borderline Personality Disorder; DBT techniques

  • Emotional Distress & Emotion Regulation

  • Major Life Transitions

  • Relationship Issues

KELLY McKay, RP, MACP

Registered Psychotherapist

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Caseload is full!

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Meet Our Affordable Therapy Program Intern Therapists!

Kristen Marszalek, BSc, MACP (cand)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying); Intern Therapist

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Caseload is full; email for waitlist *internship ends Dec 2023

Hello! My name is Kristen and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and student working towards completing a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP). I also earned a Bachelor of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, and post-graduate certificate in mental health and disability management.

 

The focus of my career thus far has been empowering individuals on the autism spectrum to reach their personal and professional goals and advocating for workplace equity for persons with disabilities. 

 

I take an integrative evidence-based approach and primarily draw from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), narrative therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and existential psychotherapy. Together, we will work as a team to identify the steps you can take to start living an authentic life guided by the values that are important to you. 

My Specialities Include:

  • Stress & Anxiety

  • Coping Skills & Emotion Regulation

  • Self-Acceptance & Self-Compassion

  • Grief, Loss & Death Anxiety

  • Youth/Teen issues

  • Youth/Adults with ADHD, ASD or learning disabilities

HAVE EXTENDED HEALTH BENEFITS? Please check ahead of time whether your plan covers "Psychotherapy" as all of our therapists are Registered Psychotherapists. Some benefit plans may cover our services under "counselling". We do not have services covered under a Psychologist.

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