Therapists in Orillia, ON

Photo of Tracie Atkinson, Counsellor in Orillia, ON
Tracie Atkinson
Counsellor
Verified
Orillia, ON L3V
With over 8 years experience as an Emergency Crisis Responder, I’ve witnessed firsthand the impact tragedy can have on individuals and families alike. The physical and emotional effect on those that have been victims of a crime or have experienced sudden loss can be overwhelming. It is because of this work I’ve devoted my practice to helping victims understand and comprehend their emotions and circumstances. By providing a safe, supportive and confidential environment, together we will work on processing the trauma and start the journey towards healing.
With over 8 years experience as an Emergency Crisis Responder, I’ve witnessed firsthand the impact tragedy can have on individuals and families alike. The physical and emotional effect on those that have been victims of a crime or have experienced sudden loss can be overwhelming. It is because of this work I’ve devoted my practice to helping victims understand and comprehend their emotions and circumstances. By providing a safe, supportive and confidential environment, together we will work on processing the trauma and start the journey towards healing.
(249) 294-1228 View (249) 294-1228
Photo of Clare Wells, Registered Social Worker in Orillia, ON
Clare Wells
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V
With over 10 years of experience in various sectors for mental health, I offer a safe and inclusive space to help guide you towards clarity and an enhanced sense of self. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, self-worth, strained relationships, and compassion fatigue. Whether you are seeking support for yourself or someone you care for, I work collaboratively to gain a better sense of yourself, exploring previous wounds, and create shifts to move towards your desired self. I will help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, and in turn more effective ways of coping.
With over 10 years of experience in various sectors for mental health, I offer a safe and inclusive space to help guide you towards clarity and an enhanced sense of self. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, self-worth, strained relationships, and compassion fatigue. Whether you are seeking support for yourself or someone you care for, I work collaboratively to gain a better sense of yourself, exploring previous wounds, and create shifts to move towards your desired self. I will help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, and in turn more effective ways of coping.
(249) 488-1641 View (249) 488-1641
Photo of Zoe Fysikoudi, Registered Psychotherapist in Orillia, ON
Zoe Fysikoudi
Registered Psychotherapist, PDip, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V
You’ve noticed your child’s behaviour has changed recently and it concerns you. You want to support them in this fast-paced and competitive world, but you’re not sure how. You want to understand them, but it feels you’re hitting a wall whenever you try to reach them. And you’re getting tired of trying. For children and youth, growing up involves changes that impact their well-being and their self-esteem. With attentive and empathetic support, their ability to cope with these changes can bring them confidence. But without the right support, they can internalize ideas about themselves and their relationships that cause them pain.
You’ve noticed your child’s behaviour has changed recently and it concerns you. You want to support them in this fast-paced and competitive world, but you’re not sure how. You want to understand them, but it feels you’re hitting a wall whenever you try to reach them. And you’re getting tired of trying. For children and youth, growing up involves changes that impact their well-being and their self-esteem. With attentive and empathetic support, their ability to cope with these changes can bring them confidence. But without the right support, they can internalize ideas about themselves and their relationships that cause them pain.
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Photo of Max McKenzie, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Orillia, ON
Max McKenzie
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc, MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V  (Online Only)
Transitioning from student life to real life is no joke. It's exciting, but let's face it – it's also pretty scary! You’ve taken a big step forward, and now you’re faced with all sorts of life-altering decisions. Whether you’re struggling with job stress, managing relationships, or dealing with general anxiety about the future, there is a way forward! I help 20-somethings navigate life after school, improve their relationships and manage their mental health – including ADHD, anxiety and depression.
Transitioning from student life to real life is no joke. It's exciting, but let's face it – it's also pretty scary! You’ve taken a big step forward, and now you’re faced with all sorts of life-altering decisions. Whether you’re struggling with job stress, managing relationships, or dealing with general anxiety about the future, there is a way forward! I help 20-somethings navigate life after school, improve their relationships and manage their mental health – including ADHD, anxiety and depression.
(705) 330-9855 View (705) 330-9855
Photo of Angie Blandford, Registered Social Worker in Orillia, ON
Angie Blandford
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V
Feeling anxious, stressed out or nervous? Do you find yourself frustrated, wondering what you can do to get rid of these awful feelings? You may have found that pushing worry away only works for a short time. If you feel like your life has been impacted by anxiety, OCD, or trauma, the skilled therapists at Grounded Minds can help. Anxiety doesn't have to be something you just get used to dealing with. My practice has a team of therapists that specialize in anxiety, OCD and trauma. We're ready to help you kick anxiety out of the driver's seat. You can book a free consultation call on our website in under 5 minutes.
Feeling anxious, stressed out or nervous? Do you find yourself frustrated, wondering what you can do to get rid of these awful feelings? You may have found that pushing worry away only works for a short time. If you feel like your life has been impacted by anxiety, OCD, or trauma, the skilled therapists at Grounded Minds can help. Anxiety doesn't have to be something you just get used to dealing with. My practice has a team of therapists that specialize in anxiety, OCD and trauma. We're ready to help you kick anxiety out of the driver's seat. You can book a free consultation call on our website in under 5 minutes.
(289) 212-6486 View (289) 212-6486
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Angela Wanigasekera
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Orillia, ON L3V  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you struggle with feeling not good enough? Do you or others place high expectations on yourself, and you feel so much pressure to fulfill these expectations perfectly? Do you show kindness to others but neglect yourself? Do you find your mind’s treating you harshly all the time? Is it a relentless and negative critic, always in conversation? You're not alone. And, I’m here to work with you.
Do you struggle with feeling not good enough? Do you or others place high expectations on yourself, and you feel so much pressure to fulfill these expectations perfectly? Do you show kindness to others but neglect yourself? Do you find your mind’s treating you harshly all the time? Is it a relentless and negative critic, always in conversation? You're not alone. And, I’m here to work with you.
(705) 350-1627 View (705) 350-1627
Photo of Carla Katsuno, Registered Psychotherapist in Orillia, ON
Carla Katsuno
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V
Whether you are exploring therapy for the first time or revisiting it with a desire to connect with a therapist that can support you where you are at at this time in your life, I’m glad you’re here. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with experience in supporting people with a wide range of reasons to seek therapy. Emotion regulation, mood disorders, trauma and PTSD, eating disorders and relationship issues are some of the areas of specialization that I work within. I approach all of my work with compassion, empathy and a client centered approach. I believe that therapy is a collaboration between people working toward common goals.
Whether you are exploring therapy for the first time or revisiting it with a desire to connect with a therapist that can support you where you are at at this time in your life, I’m glad you’re here. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with experience in supporting people with a wide range of reasons to seek therapy. Emotion regulation, mood disorders, trauma and PTSD, eating disorders and relationship issues are some of the areas of specialization that I work within. I approach all of my work with compassion, empathy and a client centered approach. I believe that therapy is a collaboration between people working toward common goals.
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Photo of Shauna Crawford Boone, Registered Psychotherapist in Orillia, ON
Shauna Crawford Boone
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V
Childhood is often thought of as a magical time. The reality is that many kids face problems that leave them feeling worried, scared, angry, sad or confused. This can be difficult and heart breaking for parents trying their best to connect with and support their child. Very often, despite a caregiver’s best effort to learn more and help solve the problem, a child’s response is “I don’t know”. Play therapy can help provide children with the tools they need to express their thoughts and explore their inner world.
Childhood is often thought of as a magical time. The reality is that many kids face problems that leave them feeling worried, scared, angry, sad or confused. This can be difficult and heart breaking for parents trying their best to connect with and support their child. Very often, despite a caregiver’s best effort to learn more and help solve the problem, a child’s response is “I don’t know”. Play therapy can help provide children with the tools they need to express their thoughts and explore their inner world.
(705) 242-5071 View (705) 242-5071
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Carly Fex
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, BA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V
Starting the therapy process can be difficult. But if you are here, you are likely looking for some help in creating positive changes in your world. Congratulations on taking the first step to finding the right fitting therapist for you! Working with clients who are looking to create meaningful changes in their life is my passion. Supporting clients in reaching goals that are identified and monitored by them is also an important part of my practice. I look forward to understanding client's stories and hearing the areas in their life they are more looking forward to changing.
Starting the therapy process can be difficult. But if you are here, you are likely looking for some help in creating positive changes in your world. Congratulations on taking the first step to finding the right fitting therapist for you! Working with clients who are looking to create meaningful changes in their life is my passion. Supporting clients in reaching goals that are identified and monitored by them is also an important part of my practice. I look forward to understanding client's stories and hearing the areas in their life they are more looking forward to changing.
(705) 330-9855 View (705) 330-9855
Photo of Cassandra Eriksson, Registered Social Worker in Orillia, ON
Cassandra Eriksson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V
I am passionate about supporting others in their pursuit of wellness. Establishing a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship is the first step in assisting clients to develop and achieve their goals.
I am passionate about supporting others in their pursuit of wellness. Establishing a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship is the first step in assisting clients to develop and achieve their goals.
(249) 490-5450 View (249) 490-5450
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SoulScape Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BA, RP
Verified
Orillia, ON L3V
Life is nothing short of amazing. It's amazing how much we can go through and live to tell about it. It's amazing how fast kids grow up and time flies, how angry a co-worker can make you, how much compassion we can seem to have for others when we struggle to offer any to ourselves. It's amazing how much we put on our plates when all we need is to rest. It's amazing how much we can long for understanding and connection and how much opportunity can be missed right in front of our eyes. It's amazing how short life is. It's also amazing how much we can learn in the time we have, and how little steps can amount to such massive change.
Life is nothing short of amazing. It's amazing how much we can go through and live to tell about it. It's amazing how fast kids grow up and time flies, how angry a co-worker can make you, how much compassion we can seem to have for others when we struggle to offer any to ourselves. It's amazing how much we put on our plates when all we need is to rest. It's amazing how much we can long for understanding and connection and how much opportunity can be missed right in front of our eyes. It's amazing how short life is. It's also amazing how much we can learn in the time we have, and how little steps can amount to such massive change.
(249) 700-5421 View (249) 700-5421
Photo of Stephanie Severino, Registered Social Worker in Orillia, ON
Stephanie Severino
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate, honest, empathetic therapist, and I prioritize ethical practice and integrity above all else. I like to incorporate my sense of humour in my work with clients to help put them at ease and develop a positive therapeutic relationship. I have experience working with children, youth, adults, couples and families presenting with a wide range of concerns and mental health needs. I am a registered Social Worker and a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
I am a compassionate, honest, empathetic therapist, and I prioritize ethical practice and integrity above all else. I like to incorporate my sense of humour in my work with clients to help put them at ease and develop a positive therapeutic relationship. I have experience working with children, youth, adults, couples and families presenting with a wide range of concerns and mental health needs. I am a registered Social Worker and a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
(705) 482-0424 View (705) 482-0424
Photo of Chris Conboy, Registered Psychotherapist in Orillia, ON
Chris Conboy
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP, CAMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you want to achieve or enjoy more in life, but it feels like something is holding you back?
Do you want to achieve or enjoy more in life, but it feels like something is holding you back?
(705) 304-2525 View (705) 304-2525
Photo of Meagan Bowman @ Psychotherapy For You, Registered Social Worker in Orillia, ON
Meagan Bowman @ Psychotherapy For You
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Orillia, ON L3V  (Online Only)
My name is Meagan Bowman. I am a registered Social Worker (RSW) and am affiliated with the Ontario Association of Social Workers. I have over 7 years of experience working with folks experiencing issues such as, but not limited to relationship problems, stress, mood disorders, panic and anxiety, mental illness, difficulty with life transitions, substance use, or low self-esteem. My work emphasizes the importance of love, connection, authenticity, and our relationship with our body. I help you (re)connect with yourself, overcome burnout or stress, and help you learn to live a balanced, empowered, and meaningful life.
My name is Meagan Bowman. I am a registered Social Worker (RSW) and am affiliated with the Ontario Association of Social Workers. I have over 7 years of experience working with folks experiencing issues such as, but not limited to relationship problems, stress, mood disorders, panic and anxiety, mental illness, difficulty with life transitions, substance use, or low self-esteem. My work emphasizes the importance of love, connection, authenticity, and our relationship with our body. I help you (re)connect with yourself, overcome burnout or stress, and help you learn to live a balanced, empowered, and meaningful life.
(343) 801-6100 View (343) 801-6100
Photo of Amy Leigh, Registered Social Worker in Orillia, ON
Amy Leigh
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, DVATI, RCAT, BA BSW, BAPsych
Verified
5 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V
Not accepting new clients
As a Registered Professional Art Therapist (DVATI, RCAT), Registered Social Worker (RSW) and Psychotherapist, my specialty area is working with children, youth and families. My passion is to support young people as they navigate mental health challenges often due to major changes and hardship. I equip young people with practical everyday coping strategies for their mental health, which they can use into adulthood.
As a Registered Professional Art Therapist (DVATI, RCAT), Registered Social Worker (RSW) and Psychotherapist, my specialty area is working with children, youth and families. My passion is to support young people as they navigate mental health challenges often due to major changes and hardship. I equip young people with practical everyday coping strategies for their mental health, which they can use into adulthood.
(647) 492-5358 View (647) 492-5358
Photo of Awkward Owl Psychotherapy, Registered Psychotherapist in Orillia, ON
Awkward Owl Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
4 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V
Many people come to therapy having felt a chronic sense of loneliness or disconnection, having had to hide or reject parts of the self in an effort to find belonging. Therapy is, for many of us, one of the only spaces where we can allow ourselves to be fully and deeply seen without judgment or expectations. It can become an important place to safely, and with guidance, express and explore the difficult emotions and experiences that have built up over time and are now feeling heavy, overwhelming, or harmful.
Many people come to therapy having felt a chronic sense of loneliness or disconnection, having had to hide or reject parts of the self in an effort to find belonging. Therapy is, for many of us, one of the only spaces where we can allow ourselves to be fully and deeply seen without judgment or expectations. It can become an important place to safely, and with guidance, express and explore the difficult emotions and experiences that have built up over time and are now feeling heavy, overwhelming, or harmful.
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Photo of Tanya Deschambault, Registered Social Worker in Orillia, ON
Tanya Deschambault
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V
Although everyone’s life circumstances are vastly different, Tanya believes that everyone has the capacity to live their most optimal life providing they are offered the opportunity to feel heard and the necessary tools to make positive changes. Tanya has been a Registered Social Worker for 15 years, focusing her entire career in mental health. Her clinical experience has ranged from providing individual therapy through the Family Health Team, as well as working with individuals with severe-persistent mental illness in hospital and community settings.
Although everyone’s life circumstances are vastly different, Tanya believes that everyone has the capacity to live their most optimal life providing they are offered the opportunity to feel heard and the necessary tools to make positive changes. Tanya has been a Registered Social Worker for 15 years, focusing her entire career in mental health. Her clinical experience has ranged from providing individual therapy through the Family Health Team, as well as working with individuals with severe-persistent mental illness in hospital and community settings.
(249) 486-8040 View (249) 486-8040
Photo of Tamari Thompson-Kraft, Registered Psychotherapist in Orillia, ON
Tamari Thompson-Kraft
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Orillia, ON L3V
When people of any age go through stressors and trauma, it is common to feel like life is falling apart. In my own life journey I have experienced traumas, serious illnesses, and deaths of people closest to me. I know what it is to feel depressed and alone. I know what it’s like to grieve and feel like no one understands. My passion is to help people navigate through trauma and difficult situations, and feel a sense of peace and healing. Everyone’s journey is different and unique, so there is not a cookie cutter approach that’s right for every individual.
When people of any age go through stressors and trauma, it is common to feel like life is falling apart. In my own life journey I have experienced traumas, serious illnesses, and deaths of people closest to me. I know what it is to feel depressed and alone. I know what it’s like to grieve and feel like no one understands. My passion is to help people navigate through trauma and difficult situations, and feel a sense of peace and healing. Everyone’s journey is different and unique, so there is not a cookie cutter approach that’s right for every individual.
(249) 500-4597 View (249) 500-4597
Photo of Victoria Trotta, Registered Psychotherapist in Orillia, ON
Victoria Trotta
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, BA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V  (Online Only)
Talking about our experiences and feelings can be difficult. I will work to create a safe space where you feel comfortable expressing yourself. Together we will build on your strengths and help you apply these to foster a newfound confidence. I enjoy utilizing a client-centred approach and want to ensure we explore what you may need that day while also achieving your goals.
Talking about our experiences and feelings can be difficult. I will work to create a safe space where you feel comfortable expressing yourself. Together we will build on your strengths and help you apply these to foster a newfound confidence. I enjoy utilizing a client-centred approach and want to ensure we explore what you may need that day while also achieving your goals.
(705) 330-9855 View (705) 330-9855
Photo of Kelly Bos Therapy, Registered Social Worker in Orillia, ON
Kelly Bos Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V
My work is client-centered and collaborative. In my practice I strive to offer practical tools and compassionate care to help people better connect with themselves and find solutions for their struggles be it with life transitions, relationships or career. I work with a lot of highly successful people struggling with stress and mood and help them foster growth, empowerment and fulfillment in their lives.
My work is client-centered and collaborative. In my practice I strive to offer practical tools and compassionate care to help people better connect with themselves and find solutions for their struggles be it with life transitions, relationships or career. I work with a lot of highly successful people struggling with stress and mood and help them foster growth, empowerment and fulfillment in their lives.
(249) 490-4496 View (249) 490-4496

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Orillia, ON

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Orillia, ON who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
93% Depression
88% Self Esteem
86% Stress
84% Coping Skills
77% Relationship Issues
72% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% SunLife
53% Blue Cross
51% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Orillia, ON see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
11% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Orillia?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.