Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Barrie, ON

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Alexandra Rogers
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MACP, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4N
You are craving to see your relationships transform, your career taking off, that childhood trauma at peace, to not feel guilty for once in your life or like it was your fault, and to finally not feel afraid or anxious about everything around you.
Stuck, riding the struggle bus, and going through the motions sounds about right. You’ve read the self-help books, listened to the podcasts, and you’ve talked to your best friend Joe. And it still isn’t cutting it. The healing you need is deep and you’re not sure how to get there. That’s fair. And that’s where therapy and counselling come into the mix. You don’t have to figure all of this out on your own, scrolling social media, or with meditations and deep breathing (even though, those are great too). You deserve some serious relief and I can help you get there.
You are craving to see your relationships transform, your career taking off, that childhood trauma at peace, to not feel guilty for once in your life or like it was your fault, and to finally not feel afraid or anxious about everything around you.
Stuck, riding the struggle bus, and going through the motions sounds about right. You’ve read the self-help books, listened to the podcasts, and you’ve talked to your best friend Joe. And it still isn’t cutting it. The healing you need is deep and you’re not sure how to get there. That’s fair. And that’s where therapy and counselling come into the mix. You don’t have to figure all of this out on your own, scrolling social media, or with meditations and deep breathing (even though, those are great too). You deserve some serious relief and I can help you get there.
(249) 490-5444 View (249) 490-5444
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Nicole Davis
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4M
With more than 12 years of experience, my focus is on facilitating healing from trauma, men's mental health, and supporting young adults as they transition to adulthood.
Everyone gets a little stuck sometimes. We experience painful experiences that can be hard to move past. We become overwhelmed by our responsibilities and sometimes burn out. We get in arguments with loved ones, and we make mistakes. We're human. If you're looking to get back on track, you've come to the right place. My goal is to support you in learning to balance the conflicting expectations and responsibilities in your life, and also make time for the things that you enjoy. To support you as you explore your own needs and desires and learn to have compassion for yourself, instead of beating yourself up all of the time.
With more than 12 years of experience, my focus is on facilitating healing from trauma, men's mental health, and supporting young adults as they transition to adulthood.
Everyone gets a little stuck sometimes. We experience painful experiences that can be hard to move past. We become overwhelmed by our responsibilities and sometimes burn out. We get in arguments with loved ones, and we make mistakes. We're human. If you're looking to get back on track, you've come to the right place. My goal is to support you in learning to balance the conflicting expectations and responsibilities in your life, and also make time for the things that you enjoy. To support you as you explore your own needs and desires and learn to have compassion for yourself, instead of beating yourself up all of the time.
(249) 501-5155 View (249) 501-5155
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Henry Obanor
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N
I am experienced in working with people from diverse social, cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds in addressing concerns such as addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, men's concerns, and life coaching.
I provide a judgement free space and therapeutic counselling. I have worked extensively with youths, adults, couples and families in various capacities. With over 11 years of social work and counselling experience, I am knowledgeable and equipped to provide you with safe, confidential and effective counselling. I will work collaboratively with you as you gain the knowledge and skills you need to address your concerns and achieve your goals.
I am experienced in working with people from diverse social, cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds in addressing concerns such as addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, men's concerns, and life coaching.
I provide a judgement free space and therapeutic counselling. I have worked extensively with youths, adults, couples and families in various capacities. With over 11 years of social work and counselling experience, I am knowledgeable and equipped to provide you with safe, confidential and effective counselling. I will work collaboratively with you as you gain the knowledge and skills you need to address your concerns and achieve your goals.
(705) 702-4579 View (705) 702-4579
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Pal Counselling and Associates
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RMFT, RP
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N
We offer effective treatment for depression, stress, grief, anger, ADHD, trauma, and anxiety based issues in children, youth, and adults.
Over the past 25 years, I have had the privilege of assisting many adults, couples, youth, children, and families to find effective approaches and solutions to the challenges facing them. My passion is helping individuals, couples and families find healthy ways to cope with and grow from the challenges and adversities that life sometimes brings. I believe that all of us have an innate desire to move toward a healthier, happier way of being. Even seemingly unhealthy beliefs, feelings, and behaviours start to make sense and can change when explored with the help of a compassionate well trained professional.
We offer effective treatment for depression, stress, grief, anger, ADHD, trauma, and anxiety based issues in children, youth, and adults.
Over the past 25 years, I have had the privilege of assisting many adults, couples, youth, children, and families to find effective approaches and solutions to the challenges facing them. My passion is helping individuals, couples and families find healthy ways to cope with and grow from the challenges and adversities that life sometimes brings. I believe that all of us have an innate desire to move toward a healthier, happier way of being. Even seemingly unhealthy beliefs, feelings, and behaviours start to make sense and can change when explored with the help of a compassionate well trained professional.
(289) 271-1748 View (289) 271-1748
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Brit Lobsinger - Holistic Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N
A compassionate, holistic psychotherapist offering space, understanding and tools for growth and healing to those experiencing the effects of trauma, relationship patterns, life changes, grief and various other life challenges. My journey began over 20 years ago providing counselling and support to a variety of individuals experiencing trauma, relationship, mental health and emotional concerns, which lead me to develop a much greater understanding of trauma and learning how we can foster growth and healing mentally, emotionally, physically energetically and spiritually. I’m happy to help support you on your unique healing journey!
A compassionate, holistic psychotherapist offering space, understanding and tools for growth and healing to those experiencing the effects of trauma, relationship patterns, life changes, grief and various other life challenges. My journey began over 20 years ago providing counselling and support to a variety of individuals experiencing trauma, relationship, mental health and emotional concerns, which lead me to develop a much greater understanding of trauma and learning how we can foster growth and healing mentally, emotionally, physically energetically and spiritually. I’m happy to help support you on your unique healing journey!
(705) 482-1177 View (705) 482-1177
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Courtney Marie Firetto
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4M
I have a lot of experience with anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, grief, trauma, and substance use.
Hello and thank you for stopping by! My name is Courtney. I am an energetic and motivated professional who is passionate about improving mental health and well-being. I have worked in a number of settings, including community mental health agencies, hospitals, and independent consulting, and have served a range of client populations. These experiences have taught me so much, namely that serving others gives my life meaning! As a clinician, I come with my lived experiences of mental health challenges, including anxiety, and low mood. I know how important it is to have a therapist you can connect with. I hope to be this for you!
I have a lot of experience with anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, grief, trauma, and substance use.
Hello and thank you for stopping by! My name is Courtney. I am an energetic and motivated professional who is passionate about improving mental health and well-being. I have worked in a number of settings, including community mental health agencies, hospitals, and independent consulting, and have served a range of client populations. These experiences have taught me so much, namely that serving others gives my life meaning! As a clinician, I come with my lived experiences of mental health challenges, including anxiety, and low mood. I know how important it is to have a therapist you can connect with. I hope to be this for you!
(249) 202-2256 View (249) 202-2256
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Diana Korsounski
Registered Social Worker, LCSW, MSW, BHSc
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4M
My professional training & experience in a variety of settings has allowed me to develop a CBT approach that is client-centered, strengths-based and trauma-informed.
“With a heart like that, you deserve the world.” (R.M. Drake) - Don’t we all deserve to be the very best version of ourselves, the Best You that there can be. Together, we can examine common negative thinking patterns; in addition, we can work on developing better coping strategies aimed at enhancing personal positive reasoning skills and attitude.
My professional training & experience in a variety of settings has allowed me to develop a CBT approach that is client-centered, strengths-based and trauma-informed.
“With a heart like that, you deserve the world.” (R.M. Drake) - Don’t we all deserve to be the very best version of ourselves, the Best You that there can be. Together, we can examine common negative thinking patterns; in addition, we can work on developing better coping strategies aimed at enhancing personal positive reasoning skills and attitude.
(249) 490-5363 View (249) 490-5363
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Restorative Trauma Practice
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, EMDR/SP
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N
I support individuals who are experiencing: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex PTSD, dissociation, anxiety, depression, grief, intrusive memories, feelings, and body reactions, experiences of disconnection, nightmares, intense changes in mood, addictive and/or relational challenges, and feelings of shame, low self-worth, guilt, fear, and anger.
As a social worker/psychotherapist, I am known for my integrity, compassion, and warmth. I have 14 years of extensive clinical practice supporting individuals who have endured past and present traumatic and hurtful life experiences. I guide individuals out of painful emotions, thoughts, and somatic reactions by creatively combining therapies like EMDR, sensorimotor psychotherapy, and interventions that heal distressing cognitive, emotional, and behavioural patterns. My goal as a clinician is to provide relief and the experience of wellness to all the individuals I work with, as each person deserves to experience inner peace.
I support individuals who are experiencing: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex PTSD, dissociation, anxiety, depression, grief, intrusive memories, feelings, and body reactions, experiences of disconnection, nightmares, intense changes in mood, addictive and/or relational challenges, and feelings of shame, low self-worth, guilt, fear, and anger.
As a social worker/psychotherapist, I am known for my integrity, compassion, and warmth. I have 14 years of extensive clinical practice supporting individuals who have endured past and present traumatic and hurtful life experiences. I guide individuals out of painful emotions, thoughts, and somatic reactions by creatively combining therapies like EMDR, sensorimotor psychotherapy, and interventions that heal distressing cognitive, emotional, and behavioural patterns. My goal as a clinician is to provide relief and the experience of wellness to all the individuals I work with, as each person deserves to experience inner peace.
(437) 983-3154 View (437) 983-3154
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Teresa D Harris
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4M
Whether you are living with symptoms of OCD, PTSD, trauma, or grief, there is hope.
Now also registered in and accepting clients in New Brunswick! Over the past several years, I have had the privilege of helping individuals and families find effective solutions that are unique to the individual and best address their needs. My goal is to help my clients find healthy ways to cope with, learn from, and even grow from the challenges they experience in life. Most satisfying for me is when clients begin to view themselves and their circumstances from a place of strength and empowerment, ready to make necessary changes leading to unprecedented growth and success.
Whether you are living with symptoms of OCD, PTSD, trauma, or grief, there is hope.
Now also registered in and accepting clients in New Brunswick! Over the past several years, I have had the privilege of helping individuals and families find effective solutions that are unique to the individual and best address their needs. My goal is to help my clients find healthy ways to cope with, learn from, and even grow from the challenges they experience in life. Most satisfying for me is when clients begin to view themselves and their circumstances from a place of strength and empowerment, ready to make necessary changes leading to unprecedented growth and success.
(249) 496-0016 View (249) 496-0016
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Nancy Kane
RN , BScN , CPMHNc
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N
Nancy Kane R.N. BScN ; CPMHN(C), is a Registered Nurse with a specialty in Psychiatry and Mental Health. Her 25 years of clinical experience include intensive work with individuals and couples dealing with trauma and attachment issues. Nancy has worked extensively with adults diagnosed with depression, anxiety, addictions mood disorders and PTSD, She is certified in Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Strength Based Resilience Training and Cognitive Processing Therapy into her practice. Nancy has worked extensively with First Responders with PTSD.
Nancy Kane R.N. BScN ; CPMHN(C), is a Registered Nurse with a specialty in Psychiatry and Mental Health. Her 25 years of clinical experience include intensive work with individuals and couples dealing with trauma and attachment issues. Nancy has worked extensively with adults diagnosed with depression, anxiety, addictions mood disorders and PTSD, She is certified in Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Strength Based Resilience Training and Cognitive Processing Therapy into her practice. Nancy has worked extensively with First Responders with PTSD.
(249) 202-2024 View (249) 202-2024
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Jessica Pino
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4M
Life can be challenging, overwhelming and stressful. As your therapist, I am passionate about supporting you along the way. I know it can be hard reaching out, and I am here to meet you where you are in your journey. I understand the importance of building a therapeutic relationship and aim to create a safe, validating and non-judgmental space. I believe everyone has the potential to heal and the resiliency to bounce back from trauma. I have experience with an array of psychosocial and mental health challenges including mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, depression, life transitions, stress, trauma and addictions.
Life can be challenging, overwhelming and stressful. As your therapist, I am passionate about supporting you along the way. I know it can be hard reaching out, and I am here to meet you where you are in your journey. I understand the importance of building a therapeutic relationship and aim to create a safe, validating and non-judgmental space. I believe everyone has the potential to heal and the resiliency to bounce back from trauma. I have experience with an array of psychosocial and mental health challenges including mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, depression, life transitions, stress, trauma and addictions.
(705) 999-7638 View (705) 999-7638
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Central Ontario Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N
Central Ontario Psychology is a diverse group practice. We offer psychotherapy, clinical assessment, and psychoeducational assessment. Services are provided by psychologists, or under their close supervision. Our clients include adults children adolescents and seniors. We treat anxiety, depression, behavioural and conduct disorders. We offer specialized treatment for trauma, whether from childhood, the workplace, the military, or in First Responders.
Central Ontario Psychology is a diverse group practice. We offer psychotherapy, clinical assessment, and psychoeducational assessment. Services are provided by psychologists, or under their close supervision. Our clients include adults children adolescents and seniors. We treat anxiety, depression, behavioural and conduct disorders. We offer specialized treatment for trauma, whether from childhood, the workplace, the military, or in First Responders.
(705) 980-1066 View (705) 980-1066
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Benjamin Childs
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4M
Feeling overwhelmed, sad, or constantly anxious can really weigh you down, making it tough to enjoy life or even get through the day sometimes. If you've been battling these feelings, you're not alone. Many people, especially men, find it hard to reach out for help due to societal pressures to "tough it out." But acknowledging that you're struggling is a brave first step towards feeling better. Whether it's stress from work, relationship issues, or past trauma that just won't let you be, therapy can offer the support you need to navigate through these tough times.
Feeling overwhelmed, sad, or constantly anxious can really weigh you down, making it tough to enjoy life or even get through the day sometimes. If you've been battling these feelings, you're not alone. Many people, especially men, find it hard to reach out for help due to societal pressures to "tough it out." But acknowledging that you're struggling is a brave first step towards feeling better. Whether it's stress from work, relationship issues, or past trauma that just won't let you be, therapy can offer the support you need to navigate through these tough times.
(249) 444-0445 View (249) 444-0445
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Collective Care Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4M
Are you navigating questions about your sexual orientation or gender identity? Are your experiencing relationship distress? Are you healing from the loss of a loved one? At Collective Care Counselling, we specialize in the following areas: trauma, grief and loss, spirituality, gender identity, transitioning, LGBTQIA2s+, perinatal mental health, OCD, BDD, neurodiversity (ADHD, autism, etc.), concussions, and many other topics. All of our therapists work from a trauma-informed, strengths-based, anti-oppressive and intersectional framework.
Are you navigating questions about your sexual orientation or gender identity? Are your experiencing relationship distress? Are you healing from the loss of a loved one? At Collective Care Counselling, we specialize in the following areas: trauma, grief and loss, spirituality, gender identity, transitioning, LGBTQIA2s+, perinatal mental health, OCD, BDD, neurodiversity (ADHD, autism, etc.), concussions, and many other topics. All of our therapists work from a trauma-informed, strengths-based, anti-oppressive and intersectional framework.
(705) 896-6936 View (705) 896-6936
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Angel Powers
Registered Social Worker, RSSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4N
This immersive journey involved intensive study and application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Meditation, Spirituality, and Trauma-Informed practices.
Permanent recovery stems from learning to be who you needed to be when you were younger. As a holistic therapist, I help you understand the emotional experiences you're having to make sense of where they originated. We'll work together to identify the parts of yourself that need attention. Embracing all aspects of you, we'll learn that there are no bad parts, only parts that require your care and focus. When we identify the people-pleasing, chaotic, perfectionist, critical, and self-destructive parts, we can learn to be in a relationship with them. This allows us to access the adult part of ourselves to live with peace and ease.
This immersive journey involved intensive study and application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Meditation, Spirituality, and Trauma-Informed practices.
Permanent recovery stems from learning to be who you needed to be when you were younger. As a holistic therapist, I help you understand the emotional experiences you're having to make sense of where they originated. We'll work together to identify the parts of yourself that need attention. Embracing all aspects of you, we'll learn that there are no bad parts, only parts that require your care and focus. When we identify the people-pleasing, chaotic, perfectionist, critical, and self-destructive parts, we can learn to be in a relationship with them. This allows us to access the adult part of ourselves to live with peace and ease.
(249) 490-4404 View (249) 490-4404
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Farhana Adatia
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4M  (Online Only)
Sometimes, the things that have happened in our past can affect our daily lives significantly. Trauma can make people feel as if their past defines who they are and that it will always have a grip on them. Although traumatic events can cause lasting effects, there are ways to regain control over your life if you have experienced trauma or developed PTSD. As an EMDR clinician, I use an evidence-based approach to help you become 'unstuck'. Seeking trauma therapy requires immense courage. I understand how difficult it can be to discuss trauma, which is why I provide a calm, non-judgemental space for you to begin the healing process.
Sometimes, the things that have happened in our past can affect our daily lives significantly. Trauma can make people feel as if their past defines who they are and that it will always have a grip on them. Although traumatic events can cause lasting effects, there are ways to regain control over your life if you have experienced trauma or developed PTSD. As an EMDR clinician, I use an evidence-based approach to help you become 'unstuck'. Seeking trauma therapy requires immense courage. I understand how difficult it can be to discuss trauma, which is why I provide a calm, non-judgemental space for you to begin the healing process.
(249) 495-5338 View (249) 495-5338
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Rosalyn Kieft
Registered Social Worker, BA BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4M  (Online Only)
To provide her clients with a variety of options for trauma therapy, Rosalyn has extensive training in multiple therapeutic approaches including: PE for PTSD, trauma-focused CBT, IFS for trauma, EMDR, narrative therapy, attachment-focused therapy, and is also a certified provider of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
Rosalyn Kieft is a Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist with the OCSWSSW, having completed both Bachelor of Social Work and Masters of Social Work degrees. She knew at a young age that she wanted to help others, and her lived experience & practical education have allowed her to do this for over ten years now. With a background in youth work, interpersonal trauma and addictions counselling, she now specializes in providing trauma treatment to specific populations including veterans, first responders, and members of First Nations communities.
To provide her clients with a variety of options for trauma therapy, Rosalyn has extensive training in multiple therapeutic approaches including: PE for PTSD, trauma-focused CBT, IFS for trauma, EMDR, narrative therapy, attachment-focused therapy, and is also a certified provider of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
Rosalyn Kieft is a Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist with the OCSWSSW, having completed both Bachelor of Social Work and Masters of Social Work degrees. She knew at a young age that she wanted to help others, and her lived experience & practical education have allowed her to do this for over ten years now. With a background in youth work, interpersonal trauma and addictions counselling, she now specializes in providing trauma treatment to specific populations including veterans, first responders, and members of First Nations communities.
(705) 302-4211 View (705) 302-4211
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Natalie Drever
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N
I am a registered psychotherapist with 20+ years experience supporting people and their loved ones impacted by addiction, violence, trauma, and serious mental illness.
Feeling isolated and misunderstood is a common result of the stress and emotional strain of coping; whether the concern is addiction (your own or that of someone close to you), domestic abuse, trauma, caring for a loved one with a chronic condition, depression, anxiety, or other challenges. I take an eclectic client centred, empathic approach to assist clients in the development of effective coping skills, making life style changes, strengthening relationships, and making new connections in their lives. Over the past 20+ years I have had the privilege of witnessing clients cope more effectively and thrive.
I am a registered psychotherapist with 20+ years experience supporting people and their loved ones impacted by addiction, violence, trauma, and serious mental illness.
Feeling isolated and misunderstood is a common result of the stress and emotional strain of coping; whether the concern is addiction (your own or that of someone close to you), domestic abuse, trauma, caring for a loved one with a chronic condition, depression, anxiety, or other challenges. I take an eclectic client centred, empathic approach to assist clients in the development of effective coping skills, making life style changes, strengthening relationships, and making new connections in their lives. Over the past 20+ years I have had the privilege of witnessing clients cope more effectively and thrive.
(705) 996-0559 View (705) 996-0559
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Amber Sperling Social Work & Psychotherapy Service
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PMH-C, EMDRIA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4N
Our therapists are passionate about women's mental health, and address trauma, anxiety and depression through a variety of ways including EMDR and talk therapies.
Have you found yourself struggling with transition in your life: a new baby, unexpected event or are you feeling like your life is not your own? Small things are overwhelming, you lash out at your partner too often, or catch yourself crying out of nowhere and feel alone. If you are feeling anxious, unfulfilled or unable to handle the impact of life - from parenthood, work or even childhood memory - we can help. As a woman you feel pulled between you roles: You aren't crazy and you aren't alone. Feeling disconnected from yourself after major life changes is a real struggle. We can work together co-creating your best you.
Our therapists are passionate about women's mental health, and address trauma, anxiety and depression through a variety of ways including EMDR and talk therapies.
Have you found yourself struggling with transition in your life: a new baby, unexpected event or are you feeling like your life is not your own? Small things are overwhelming, you lash out at your partner too often, or catch yourself crying out of nowhere and feel alone. If you are feeling anxious, unfulfilled or unable to handle the impact of life - from parenthood, work or even childhood memory - we can help. As a woman you feel pulled between you roles: You aren't crazy and you aren't alone. Feeling disconnected from yourself after major life changes is a real struggle. We can work together co-creating your best you.
(249) 487-0760 View (249) 487-0760
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Grounded Minds Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4M  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or burnout? Sticky intrusive thoughts? Rituals that you can’t resist doing? Perhaps there was a traumatic event that is keeping you stuck. At Grounded Minds, we are a team of skilled therapists that specialize in anxiety disorders, OCD and trauma/PTSD. People come to us looking for ways to manage distressing emotions like anxiety, dread, fear, or doubt. Let’s work together to kick anxiety out of the driver's seat.
Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or burnout? Sticky intrusive thoughts? Rituals that you can’t resist doing? Perhaps there was a traumatic event that is keeping you stuck. At Grounded Minds, we are a team of skilled therapists that specialize in anxiety disorders, OCD and trauma/PTSD. People come to us looking for ways to manage distressing emotions like anxiety, dread, fear, or doubt. Let’s work together to kick anxiety out of the driver's seat.
(249) 505-0597 View (249) 505-0597

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Trauma and PTSD Counsellors

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.