"The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are" - Chauncey Depew. Life can be hectic, complicated and even lonely at times. Whatever you are facing right now, I would be honored to take this first step with you on this journey.
Hi, my name is Kim and I’m a Registered Social Worker in the Muskoka-Parry Sound Area, offering in-person services in Bracebridge and virtual services if you live outside of the area. I am a compassionate, non-judgmental therapist who truly believes in the value of “meeting people where they’re at”. Whether you’re struggling with life changes, low mood, anxiety, stress, concerned about your substance use, or just need an empathetic and supportive listener, let’s connect. My approach to therapy is warm and conversational and I truly enjoy what I do.
Clients who need a safe space to express their concerns without judgment with support, encouragement, and warmth while being offered guidance and tools to live their best life. Turning wounds into wisdom.
My primary area of experience is supporting clients who have sustained trauma and/or have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), including childhood or adult sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, and workplace trauma specifically for first responders and military members. My experience also includes supporting clients to address challenges due to a variety of other mental health and wellness concerns including depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, self-esteem, grief, addiction, stress and relationship dynamics.
Hello and welcome! I'm Alex. I believe that our emotional well-being is as important as each breath we take. I intend to help you reach your individual goals as well as hold space where you can lean into vulnerability. My approach is collaborative and client-centred; I will meet you where you are at on your journey of self-discovery. I practice from a non-judgemental and trauma-informed perspective while helping you reach your full potential for a more balanced and harmonious life.
I have many years of working in the human services field. I am a life learner who has pursued my education both through experiential learning and through pursuing higher education. If you are looking for a therapist who can provide you with presence, compassion and lived insight into some of the challenges that come with living life, I would be happy to meet with you. I understand the effects of depression, anxiety, loss, grief, trauma related issues and difficult family dynamics. If your goal is to deepen your understanding of your own life journey and seek support please feel welcome to reach out to me.
Are you ready to start taking care of your wellness the way you take care of the needs of others? Welcome! I'm Laura, an experienced Registered Social Worker practicing psychotherapy in Muskoka & online across Ontario. I've been walking alongside clients in this work for 13 + years & am passionate about helping people meet their emotional wellness & mental health goals. If anxiety, overwhelming emotions, mood struggles, stuck patterns in behaviour and thinking, or impacts of past trauma are getting in the way of the life you want for yourself then reaching out for therapy is a great step toward showing up for yourself.
Vanessa is a Registered Psychotherapist in Bracebridge, ON. In January 2011, she opened her own private practice, and has now a roster of therapists trained to help you in your therapeutic journey. Vanessa believes that the counselling process is one that is very individual based, and uses different therapies depending on the needs of her clients. Vanessa holds a Master’s degree in Professional Counselling from Liberty University. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies from Nipissing University. Vanessa is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapist, and clinical supervisor.
In-Person (COVID compliant) or Zoom available. Compassion. Connection. Action Plan. Psycho-dynamic Psychotherapy approach focuses on supporting, exploring, & creating pathways to increase your mental health. Identifying problematic thoughts, feelings& behaviours. Discovering unconscious meanings & motivations. It involves team work between you & I. Learning about yourself, by gently exploring your interactions in relationships both personally and professionally, historically and in the present. I can offer a non-judgmental perspective on a problem that you might be having difficulty resolving.
Personal relationships, anxiety/fear/depression and trauma are my main areas of interest. Each of these can negatively influence and impede us from making positive changes in our lives. It is my belief that our well being is founded, first and foremost, on empathetic, supportive, relationships. Therefore, our work together, whether one to one or with your partner or another family member, will in part, entail an exploration of patterns of behaviour, coping mechanisms and major life events that help answer the questions 'how did I get here?' and 'why do I feel so bad?'
At times, we go through challenges in our life that are difficult to navigate on our own. I work collaboratively with clients to ensure that they are heard, understood, and supported as we work together to move through those challenges. I utilize a client-centred and compassionate approach to address a wide range of concerns including trauma, grief, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, PTSD, stress, substance use disorders, and low self-esteem.
Many people come to therapy wondering “what is wrong with me”? It is my view that the real question is "what has happened in your life that has impacted your beliefs about yourself and your ability to cope with stressful life events"? You may notice that you seem to automatically react to situations in a way that you don't necessarily choose and question if you will ever be able to change. If you have experienced highly stressful and/or traumatic events then you will benefit from a therapeutic approach that mindfully explores your personal experiences and strengthens your resiliency to respond rather than react.
Hi, I’m Natasha—a registered social worker, psychotherapist and the founder of Rooted in Counselling. My extensive experience includes supporting youth and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, interpersonal conflict, emotional regulation and trauma. The path to healing, growing and creating lasting change is one that I know well.
As a therapist for over 25 years, I feel that I have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help my clients achieve their treatment goals. My approach is strength based and holistic, and always client centered. Your confidentiality and trust in me is of utmost importance. I consider the therapeutic relationship a partnership, regularly checking in to see if we are going in the desired direction. Having worked with countless individuals and families over the years it is still an honor to accompany you on your journey. As each persons life experience and needs are unique, I tailor our type of treatment to best serve clients’ needs
In-Person psychotherapy sessions are offered with COVID compliance for your safety. Do you feel depressed? Anxious? Stressed? Feel like life is not worth living any longer? Do you feel that you have nowhere to turn? Welcome! I am here to aid you with problems of living and increase your own sense of well-being.
Life is not easy these days. The world is changing in so many ways and it can be hard to keep your feet on the ground when you feel like the rug keeps getting pulled out from under you. That's where we can offer support. The Dot is a mental health collective with experienced, licensed psychotherapists and social workers who offer affirming, uplifting, and empowering therapy. If you want help navigating life's transitions, the ups, the downs, the moments of uncertainty, and help moving forward towards breakthroughs of clarity, insight, and feeling better, we are here for you.
As we move through life, it's easy to get caught up taking care of everything and everyone at the exclusion of ourselves - yet caring for ourselves and our emotional well-being is the critical first step to having fulfilling and loving relationships. When we neglect ourselves, too often we are left feeling anxious, depressed, exhausted, or resentful. My passion is people. Listening, understanding and reflecting. Getting to the core of their needs and helping them glimpse courageously inside. With a dash of humour! Empowering!
Dr. Gyles is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in child & adolescent populations providing comprehensive assessments, therapy, & consultation. Dr. Gyles provides therapy for children and teens targeting depression, anxiety, academic anxiety, OCD, perfectionism, trauma, school struggles, and social issues. She uses evidence-based practices and takes a cognitive-behavioural therapy approach, with aspects of positive psychology, mindfulness, emotion focused, and narrative therapy approaches incorporated into treatment.
As a licensed clinical psychotherapist, I provide therapy for individuals and couples in Parry Sound and Muskoka. Whole Life Counselling provides opportunities to create and promote a healthy mind, body and spirit. Using a variety of modalities, I provide a collaborative, integrative treatment approach to meet each individual's or couple's own unique issues. I am here to guide you on a journey where you will discover the hidden inner strengths that you possess and help you to identify goals that will create a positive change in your life.
Productive psychotherapy occurs within the context of a positive therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client, so often times the first one or two sessions are focused on a consultation to review the client’s concerns and for us to see if we are a good fit to work together. During this time, I will make recommendations for a treatment plan and will ask for the client’s feedback.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Bracebridge are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Bracebridge then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Bracebridge, or Child Psychologists in Bracebridge.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Bracebridge psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Bracebridge specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.