Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Barrie, ON.

Licensed professional counselling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Barrie, Ontario.


Jennifer Friendorf, MA, OACCPP, RP
Anxiety Counsellor

Jennifer Friendorf, MA, OACCPP, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

80 Bradford St Unit 228, Barrie, Ontario L4N 6S7 | 7055033455

Another aspect I see incredibly regularly being in counselling is anxiety and stress. I have extensive exposure to these common symptoms in everyday life and know how to effectively help an individual address the root causes of these negative thoughts and feelings. I have experience dealing with social anxiety and exposure therapy, using aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy to alter thoughts and perceptions and even hypnotherapy to address deeply rooted anxiety and stress ingrained in a persons psyche. Furthermore I will provide a comfortable and relaxed setting in which to discuss these uncomfortable thoughts and feelings and help to ensure they do not weigh you down in your own life.

Anita Pal, M.Sc., RMFT
Anxiety Counsellor

Anita Pal, M.Sc., RMFT

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

93 Bell Farm Road, Suite 102, Barrie, Ontario L4M 5G1 | 705 321-6267

Anxiety is perhaps the most misunderstood emotional response and most persistent issue I see in my practice. I offer effective strategies and ways to understand and reduce anxious feelings. Dealing effectively with anxiety includes leaving therapy with a felt sense that you are capable of coping not just with anxious feelings, but also fear, anger, and sadness. Clients report that they leave their therapy experience with me feeling like they have a much clearer understanding of what the anxiety is (and isn't), how to manage or totally reduce the anxiety they feel in the moment, and how to stop it from holding them back from the happiness they are looking for.

Donna Cormier, M.S.W./R.S.W.
Anxiety Counsellor

Donna Cormier, M.S.W./R.S.W.

Registered Clinical Social Worker

411 Huronia Rd. Unit # 5, Barrie, Ontario L4N 9B3 | 705-970-7992

So many day to day challenges and pressures can leave you feeling overwhelmed, even immobilized to achieve the kind of calm and relaxation we are all seeking in our lives. Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy methods and techniques, I can help you to achieve a greater sense of peace and fulfillment, by exploring you values and needs in a safe and comfortable environment.

Tressa Porter, M.A.
Anxiety Counselor

Tressa Porter, M.A.

Online Registered Psychotherapist and Consultant

Available for Online Therapy

Often we are bombarded by stressful life circumstances that can steal our peace. Many of us have come through very painful and challenging experiences that have shaken our ability to create safety. All of which leave us vulnerable to anxiety and we can easily find ourselves in a constant state of panic. In my approach, I support you to make sense of these feelings and get them to work for you rather than against you. As we make sense of our fears and learn ways to create internal safety, we can create a peace that comes from the inside out. Like the quote says " I am not afraid of the storms, for I know how to sail my ship." Our work is to strengthen your ability to sail the storms.

Family TLC, RSW, MSW, B.Sc, M.A.
Anxiety Counsellor

Family TLC, RSW, MSW, B.Sc, M.A.

Group of Counselling Professionals

89 Dunlop Street Unit 103, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1A7 | 705-737-3513

At Family TLC, we help individuals overcome their anxiety and stress so they can lead successful lives without feeling like they are in a constant state of pressure and strain. Anxiety and Stress are common concerns that many people have in our society today. At Family TLC, we help our clients develop the skills that will help to alleviate their anxiety and stress and manage the physical and emotional symptoms that come along with anxiety and stress.

Elaine Horlings, B.A.Psych.
Anxiety Counsellor

Elaine Horlings, B.A.Psych.

Registered Psychotherapist (Reg# 003802)

60 Collier St.Suite 207, Barrie , ON L4M 1G8 | 2892646966

There are many things in our lives that cause us stress and anxiety. Sometimes these stresses and anxieties become so big they can start to decide what it is we do or do not do. They can take over our lives. I can help you take your life back! Together we will work to recognize the triggers of stress and anxiety and how they interfere with what it is you want to accomplish. Utilizing relaxation skills, attention to self care and positive, realistic thinking anxiety and stress will be reduced to manageable levels; levels where you can decide what is best for you. Take back from anxiety and stress what is yours...your life.

Naomi Bennett, M.S.W. RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Naomi Bennett, M.S.W. RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

178 Browning Trail, Barrie, Ontario L4N 5H2 | (705) 721-2560

I teach people who suffer from anxiety techniques for diffusing it. Sometimes this involves breathing, toning, writing, exercise. It depends on who you are and what kind of anxiety you feel. When the symptoms of anxiety are lessened, it is often important to understand the cause. If it is your life circumstances, can you change them? If not, can you stop blaming yourself for the things which are not under your control? If your anxiety comes from expectations that your parents or other influential people had of you, we can work to change those expectations from the past into more realistic ideas of how to handle your present given the real circumstances of your life and of who you are.

Lisa Clendening, BEd, MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counselor

Lisa Clendening, BEd, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Anxiety and stress are epidemic in today's lightning paced society causing the fight/flight/freeze response to constantly be active. This chronic activation gradually wears down the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Learn to switch off the stress response and bring yourself back into balance so you can approach your daily challenges with all aspects of your being healthy and optimally responsive.

Amy Johnson, MA, RP, RMFT
Anxiety Counsellor

Amy Johnson, MA, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

150 Dunlop Street East, Barrie, Ontario L4M 6H1 | 705-790-0369

Clenched and sweaty hands, upset stomach, you feel like you might just throw up and pass out. These are symptoms of an anxiety attack. Many people experience this for the first time and think they are having a heart attack. While you feel like the anxiety attack has robbed you of your self-confidence in life, please know that there are ways to work around this very uncomfortable and often feared stress-related event. Don't let anxiety and stress rob you of your confidence and ability to live life to its fullest.

Jerry Andrechek, MSW. RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Jerry Andrechek, MSW. RSW

Registered Social Worker

49 High Street Suite 201(4), Barrie, Ontario L4N 5J4 | (705)791-6136

Anxiety management involves helping the client reduce the level, frequency and intensity of the anxiety so that daily functioning is not impaired and core underlying conflicts are resolved. Clients are encouraged to increase their understanding of underlying core beliefs,cognitive distortions, negative thoughts and self talk that promote worry, anxiety, panic, and social phobias. Positive coping mechanisms, focus on mindfulness, relaxation, distraction, and increasing self esteem, and utilizing brief solution focused approaches, can help clients gain a sense of personal control and reinforce their hope for the future.

Michelle Harris, MSW., RSW., TITC-CT
Anxiety Counsellor

Michelle Harris, MSW., RSW., TITC-CT

Registered Social Worker & Clinical Traumatologist

80 Bradford Street, Unit 510, Barrie, Ontario L4N 6S7 | 7057959708

Anxiety and stress can be very challenging in a person's life and can lead to avoidance of certain situations or withdrawal from social interactions, this in turn leads to poor social functioning and poor interpersonal relationships. Being able to learn new coping strategies to manage anxiety and stress along with working on negative self-talk and thoughts can mean increased social functioning, increased comfort in otherwise challenging situations and more social interaction with family and friends.

Carole Walker, Hon. Psych., MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Carole Walker, Hon. Psych., MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

10 Cairns Blvd, Midhurst, Ontario L9X 0N8 | 705-791-7770

Stress, Anxiety, and phobias can leave you feeling immobilized and powerless and unable to cope well. I can help you develop sound strategies to reducing your symptoms, help manage them, and to eradicate some of these from your life. I have successfully done so using the following modalities: Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques, and Energy Therapies, and using strategies that promote neuroplasticity which have helped to change distorted thinking and feeling patterns.

Monica Adair, M.A. Psychology, RP, CCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Monica Adair, M.A. Psychology, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor

78 William Street, Barrie, Ontario L4N 3J7 | 705 309 0503

The truth is that we all know something about managing anxiety and stress. On a primitive level, our automatic defenses of "fight, flight, freeze, or overactivity" are utilized to get us through the crisis. But for many people, these responses have been over-activated for certain reasons and they are left with the crippling effects. Sometimes people aren't even sure why they are feeling such turmoil. It is as though you are in a fog- anxiety and stress steal away ones sense of direction, concentration, and identity. If anxiety or stress is eroding your life, I would be happy to help you find satisfaction and fullness of life using well researched techniques paired with a gentle approach.



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Barrie is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 99.04 square kilometers.  The population of Barrie is 141,434 people with 52,476 households . The population ranking for Barrie is #34 nationally and #16 for the province of Ontario with a density of 1428.00 people per sq km. Barrie therapists serve postal code: L4N.