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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:

 

Meet Our In-Person & Online Team of Therapists in Barrie!

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Laryssa Levesque, RP (she/her)

Clinic Owner/Director

Accepting Clients: Email to inquire about waitlist
 

Hours: Mon-Fri 10-4pm (virtual)

Populations: Individuals 18+
 

Areas of Focus: Stress, Anxiety, Burnout, People-Pleasing, Perfectionism, Relationships, Self-Esteem

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Ashlee Lortie, RP (she/her)

Accepting Clients: Yes! Daytime only
 

Hours: Mon/Fri 10-5pm, Tues/Thurs 10-7pm, Wed 10-2pm (in-person/virtual)
 

Populations: Kids 6+, Teens, Adults, Couples, Families
 

Areas of Focus: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, ASD, OCD, Kids/Teens, Maternal Mental Health

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Robyn Cottrell, RP(Qualifying) (she/her)

Accepting Clients: Yes!
 

Hours: Sun 10-5pm & Mon/Wed 2:30-7pm (in-person), Thurs 10-6pm (virtual)
 

Populations: Kids 8+, Teens, Adults, Couples, Families
 

Areas of Focus: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, BPD, Couples, Kids/Teens, Relationships

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Karen Szabo, RP(Qualifying) (she/her)

Accepting Clients: Yes!
 

Hours: Mon/Wed 2:30-7pm & Thurs 9:30am-2pm (in-person), Tues 9am-2pm (virtual)
 

Populations: Kids 6+, Teens, Adults, Couples, Families
 

Areas of Focus: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Couples, Disordered Eating, Trauma, Maternal Mental Health

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Taylor Ellis, RP(Qualifying) (she/her)

Accepting Clients: Yes! Daytime only
 

Hours: Tues 12-7pm, Wed 11-5pm, Sat 10-3pm (in-person/virtual)
 

Populations: Individuals 12+
 

Areas of Focus: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Burnout, Life Transitions, Childhood Trauma, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Millennial Issues

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Cheyenne Andrew, RP(Qualifying) (she/her)

Accepting Clients: Caseload full
 

Hours: Mon/Thurs 12-7pm (in-person), Tues/Wed 9-5pm (virtual), Fri 10-5pm
 

Populations: Kids 10+, Teens, Adults, Couples, Families
 

Areas of Focus: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, LGBTQ+, Culture/Race, Imposter Syndrome

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Shailie Dubois, RP(Qualifying) (she/her)

Accepting Clients: Yes!
 

Hours: Sun 10-4pm & Tuesday 10-6pm (in-person/virtual), Mon/Wed 3:30-6:30pm (virtual)
 

Populations: Individuals 12+
 

Areas of Focus: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Emotions, Relationships, Life Transitions, Creative Process

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Jordan Whitton, RP(Qualifying) (he/him)

Accepting Clients: Yes!
 

Hours: Thus 2:30-7pm & Fri 10-5pm (in-person), Wed 11-6pm (virtual)
 

Populations: Children 10+, Teens, Adults, Couples
 

Areas of Focus: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Men's Issues, Couples, Life Transitions, Anger, Emotion Regulation

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Megan Garvey, RP (she/her)

Accepting Clients: Yes!
 

Hours: Sun 10-3pm & Wed 2:30-7pm (in-person), Tues 3:30-8pm (virtual)
 

Populations: Children 6+, Teens,  Adults, Families
 

Areas of Focus: ADHD, ASD, Anxiety, Depression, Mood & Emotion Regulation, Children/Parenting, Self-Esteem, Family Conflict

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Arshiya Choudhury, RP(Qualifying) (she/her)

Accepting Clients: Yes!
 

Hours: Mon/Thurs 12-8pm (virtual only)
 

Populations: Teens, Adults, Couples
 

Areas of Focus: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Cultural Issues, Disordered Eating, Body Image, Self-Esteem, Relationships/Couples

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Jacqueline Dillabough, RP (she/her)

Accepting Clients: June 2024
 

Hours: As needed (virtual)
 

Populations: Kids 10+, Teens, Adults, Couples, Families
 

Areas of Focus: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Burnout, ADHD, Self-Esteem, Kids/Teens, Trauma, Couples/Families

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Taylor Webb, RP(Qualifying) (she/her)

Clinical Intern; Affordable Therapy

Accepting Clients: Yes!
 

Hours: Tues 10-6pm (in-person) & Wed 11-1pm, Thurs 3-7pm (virtual)
 

Populations: Individuals 12+
 

Areas of Focus: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Life Transitions, Emotions, Relationships

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Andra Escobar, BA, MACP(cand) (she/her)

Clinical Intern; Affordable Therapy

Accepting Clients: May 2024
 

Hours: Tues 10-6pm (in-person) & Thurs 4-7pm, Fri 11-2pm (virtual)
 

Populations: Individuals 12+
 

Areas of Focus: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, BPD, Narcissistic Abuse, Relationships, Personal Growth, Emotions

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LARYSSA LEVESQUE, RP, MACP

Clinic Owner & Registered Psychotherapist

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Email for caseload availabilty

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.

Areas of Focus:

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Robyn

Hello, my name is Robyn! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). I completed my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and received my Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in Cognitive Science, Psychology, and Buddhist Psychology. I also have experience working with youth with behavioural or learning disorders as well as with youth in the foster care system. 

 

When starting with me in the therapy room, I try to foster a down-to-earth, warm, and personable atmosphere so that we can both be our authentic selves. Starting with a new therapist can be intimidating, so my goal is to help make you feel comfortable and confident that I am there for you and able to help. I do this through maintaining a positive, non-judgemental, and compassionate view of you as my client. It is only after this first phase that we can explore the reasons you came to therapy and the goals you would like to work towards.

 

Going forward from here is when I would use some tools and interventions that might suit your needs and style, such as drawing from EFT, CBT, Mindfulness, DBT, Gottman, Psychodrama, somatic therapies, and solution-focused therapy.

Areas of Focus:

Robyn Cottrell, BA, MACP

Registered Psychotherapist  (Qualifying)

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Accepting limited number of new clients! Sunday (In-person) & Thursday (virtual)

Karen Szabo, BA, MACP

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Accepting clients! Kids (9+), Teens, Adults, Couples & Families

Hi, I'm Karen (she/her). I am a (Qualifying) Registered Psychotherapist and graduate of the Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. I am a compassionate and empathetic counsellor who is dedicated to providing a safe and non-judgemental space for you to freely speak your truths. My motivation for becoming a counsellor stems from my own personal experiences with mental health throughout my life and wanting to give back the care I was given. 

 

While I like to work from a holistic client-centered approach, I understand each individual has their own unique needs and can tailor your sessions accordingly. My goal is to give you room to explore yourself and lead the sessions in whichever direction you feel they need to go. I am here to support you in living a fuller life while guiding you toward self-awareness and empowerment. 

 

I work with children (9+), teens, adults, and couples.  I have training in Maternal Mental Health, DBT, Trauma, Gottman Couples' Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am dedicated to continuous learning so that I can continue to assist those in various stages of their lives. 

Areas of Focus:

Karen
Taylor

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.

Areas of Focus:

Taylor Ellis, BA, MACP

Registered Psychotherapist  (Qualifying)

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Accepting new clients ages 12+

Megan Garvey, RP, BA, MACP

Registered Psychotherapist

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Accepting clients! Children (6+), Teens, Adults & Families

Hi, I’m Megan. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and have completed a BA in Psychology from Queen’s University and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I have extensive experience working with and supporting young adults, caregivers/parents, youth (6+) and families.

 

I have a cordial and calming disposition that fuels a nonjudgmental curiosity of human personality and behaviour. I fully believe that everyone has the best intentions and is truly good inside. The outward expression of "undesirable" behaviours stems from internal distress or disconnect from our authentic selves.

I offer safe, responsive, and compassionate support so you can feel like you are being heard and are gaining the information you require to move forward. Exploring all angles of the issue, including your internal and external world, is my passion. I guide you in identifying your current responses/coping strategies, why they may not be working and how we can shift them to be more effective to create lasting change.

I am empathetic and supportive and employ an eclectic and holistic psychotherapeutic approach, mainly drawing from Emotion-Focused Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness approaches in my work with clients, based on their unique needs.

Areas of Focus:

  • Emotional & Behavioural Dysregulation

  • Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Stress/Burnout

  • Neurodivergent (ASD & ADHD)

  • Family Conflict, Child/Parenting

  • Grief & Loss

  • Self-Esteem & Self-Compassion

Megan

Hello! I’m Ashlee (she/her). I am a Registered Psychotherapist 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.

Areas of Focus:

  • ADHD & ASD (Neurodivergence)

  • Anxiety, Stress, Depression/Mood Regulation

  • Children & Teens

  • Family Conflicts, Transitions & Children/Youth of Divorce

  • Maternal Mental Health; Self-Identity in Motherhood

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

ASHLEE LORTIE, RP, BA, MACP

Registered Psychotherapist 

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Accepting limited number of clients- daytime appts only!

Ashlee

Jordan Whitton, BA, MACP

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Accepting clients! Kids (10+), Teens, Adults & Couples

Hi there, I’m Jordan, a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). I hold a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology. I work with individuals 10+ across Ontario, as well as couples. 

 

Exploring our personal well-being is never easy, however it is courageous. Together we will explore the complications in your life, and seek new ways to create a more fulfilling and worthwhile life. My approach in therapy is to create a non-judgemental and personable atmosphere, just two people having a conversation. I work with clients’ strengths and look to increase their abilities to envision and create positive and effective changes in their lives. I believe everyone has the power and knowledge to create a better life for themselves; my skills and tools just help to make it a smoother journey, and for change to happen in a more timely manner.

 

I have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Gottman’s Couples’ Therapy.

Areas of Focus:

Jordan

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. 

Areas of Focus:

  • Stress, Anxiety, Depression

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self-Esteem, Body Image

  • Life Transitions and Goals

  • Anger, Emotion Regulation

  • Creativity/Creative Process

Shailie Dubois, BA, MACP (cand)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying); Intern Therapist

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Accepting new clients 12+

Transferring to an Associate therapist May 2024

Shailie

Cheyenne Andrew, BA, MACP, MEd

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Caseload is full! Email for waitlist

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.

Areas of Focus:

  • 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

Cheyenne
Ari

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

Areas of Focus:

Hi! I’m Jacqueline. 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. Throughout my experience, I have worked in a variety of environments including in home, in schools, in office and virtually with kids 6+ and their caregivers.

 

Rapport is very important to me and influences my approach when providing client-centred, emotion focused and strength based therapy.  I have experience working with a range of mental health struggles including: anxiety, depression, stress management, self-esteem, ADHD and behavioural/emotional concerns, as well as trauma and PTSD. 

 

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

Areas of Focus:

Jacqueline Dillabough, BA, MACP 

Registered Psychotherapist

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Accepting new clients in June 2024!

Jackie
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Meet Our Affordable Therapy Program Intern Therapists!

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.

Areas of Focus:

  • Anxiety, Stress & Burnout

  • Depression

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self-Esteem, Body Image

  • Life Transitions, Navigating Change

Accepting new clients 12+

Internship Jan-Aug 2024

Andra Escobar, BA, MACP (cand)

Clinical 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

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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