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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.


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


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 limited clients *virtual only at this time

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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

  • Prenatal & Postpartum Issues; Self-Identity in Motherhood

  • Major Life Transitions; Coping With Change


Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)


Accepting limited amount of new clients- children, youth, adults, families & couples!


Cheyenne Andrew, BA, MACP, MEd

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Accepting new clients- kids (10+), teens, adults, families & couples

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


Meet Our Exclusively Online Therapy Team in Ontario!

Arshiya (Ari) Choudhury, MACP, BSc

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)


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


Hi, I’m Maddie. I’m a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario and have worked with children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with a variety of mental health concerns. Currently, I’m focusing on working with individuals ages 16 and up. I have a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and a background in child development.


I am passionate about forming a respectful and authentic therapeutic relationship with my clients, considering their culture and background, always tailoring my approach to meet their needs. I work with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, BPD, anger management, PTSD/trauma, and emotion regulation.


I use a client-focused and strength-based, non-judgmental therapeutic approach and am compassionate to my clients’ needs. I believe that through therapy, you can learn innovative coping skills to enhance your life to become the best version of yourself and thrive in your life.

My Specialities Include:

  • Stress & Anxiety

  • Depression, Mood Management

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Childhood trauma, Emotional/Psychological Trauma

  • Personality disorders (Borderline Personality Disorder)

  • Anger Management

  • Emotional Distress & Emotion Regulation


Registered Psychotherapist 

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Accepting new clients for April!


Registered Psychotherapist

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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

Accepting limited number of clients! Email to inquire


Hi, I’m Alexis (she/her). I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Ontario, currently finishing up my Masters in Counselling Psychology. I also hold a Bachelor’s degree in Health Psychology and have worked in a healthcare setting for many years addressing concerns of burnout, grief, stress, and caregiving. 


I believe in using an integrative approach to counselling. By using various evidence-based techniques, I work to create a treatment plan tailored to you and your likeness. My therapeutic modalities of interest are ACT, DBT, Mindfulness, narrative therapy, and Compassion-focused therapy.


I provide therapy to individuals 16+ experiencing an array of mental health concerns and life conflicts. Coming to therapy can be scary and leave you feeling vulnerable. I strive to create a safe space for my clients to express themselves in an authentic and nonjudgmental environment. I will work alongside you as a guide to offer support, help highlight your strengths, develop goals, and enhance your ability to cope, heal, and grow.  

My Specialities Include:

  • Stress, Anxiety & Burnout

  • Depression & Mood Management

  • Emotional Distress & Emotion Regulation

  • Self-Esteem, Self-Worth

  • LGBTQ+, Gender & Sexuality 


Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Accepting new clients for April 2023! 


Hi! I’m Jacqueline (she/her). I am a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. I have a degree in Behavioural Psychology and a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. 


I have worked with children/youth and their families on a broad spectrum of mental health concerns. I truly believe in a family based approach when helping children and youth with their individual and unique struggles, as well as emphasizing and reinforcing their strengths.  I currently work with children 8+ virtually across Ontario.

In addition to children and family therapy, I enjoy helping individuals work through anxiety, depression, stress management, self-esteem, ADHD and behavioural concerns, regulating emotions, and trauma/PTSD.


Rapport is very important to me and influences my approach when providing client-centred, emotion focused and strength based therapy. I am passionate about meeting the client where they are in their journey and strive to provide the best care possible at every step of the way.

My Specialities Include:

  • ADHD, Behavioural Concerns in Children/Youth

  • Stress, Burnout & Anxiety

  • Depression, Mood Management

  • Children & Family Therapy

  • Trauma, PTSD

  • Self-Esteem

  • Emotional Distress & Emotion Regulation

Jacqueline Dillabough, RP, MACP

Registered Psychotherapist 


On maternity leave until Apr 2024


Meet Our Affordable Therapy Program Intern Therapists!

Kristen Marszalek, BSc, MACP (cand)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying); Intern Therapist

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Book with Kristen

Accepting clients starting May 2023- email to join waitlist!

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, 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-Esteem, Self-Worth

  • 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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