My name is Laryssa and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Barrie, ON providing personal and mental health counselling services to individuals (16+) and couples across Ontario.
For the last 6 years, I have dedicated my personal and professional career to supporting others throughout various roles in both community and research settings, including completing an internship as a mental health counsellor at Georgian College. I have experience helping individuals in crisis and also have experience working with a wide range of presenting issues. I am particularly drawn to counselling young adults, especially postsecondary students, as it is a crucial time in development with marked personal, social and academic stressors.
My primary focus in counselling is helping individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, and major life transitions.
Get in touch with me today to see if I am a good fit for you!
I view counselling as a collaborative journey in which you are the expert leading the way; I am merely here to help guide you by shining the light. I take an empathic, nonjudgemental and supportive stance to foster a safe and trusting relationship that will facilitate your emotional and mental growth. Upon assessing your specific needs and presenting concerns, I will provide a specialized treatment approach encompassing a range of therapeutic modalities and interventions. For longstanding issues, I may take a psychodynamic approach that delves into childhood and family patterns to better understand your current challenges, whereas specific problems may be best treated using cognitive-behavioural or solution-focused therapy methods.
Whatever the challenge, I will help you find clarity, build resilience and enhance your coping skills to live the life you want to lead. When working with me, you can feel confident that I have your best interest at heart and am providing compassionate and dedicated care. I am devoted to providing a safe and comfortable atmosphere in which you can explore and overcome your challenges in a meaningful way.
Education & Professional Memberships
M.A Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
Honours B.Sc Neuroscience, Western University
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) (License #009090)
Professional Member of Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Certifications & Continuing Education
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Certificate, Laurier University
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Certificate
Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples Certificate
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)