Carissa Sparrow, MACP

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  • Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
  • Orillia, Orillia, Ontario, L3V 2K5
  • Phone: 705-627-6947
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  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Email, Phone, IM, Webcam

*Accepting new clients for in-person and remote therapy 

In my work as a counsellor, I am committed to providing therapy that is compassionate and practical, whether you require brief or long-term support. As your therapist, it is my priority to create a therapeutic environment that promotes healing and growth. I focus on ensuring you feel safe and comfortable in our sessions, my approach is highly relational, trauma-informed, and strengths-based.


I draw from multiple evidence-based modalities, including attachment based, solution focused brief, person-centered, cognitive-based interventions, dialectical behaviour therapy, psychoanalytical, mindfulness and family systems. 


I have experience in a variety of settings including college and university counselling services, the education system, community-based organizations, and private practice.     


I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in facilitating meaningful and lasting change. Together we will create a collaborative and welcoming space in which you can explore and work through the unique issues you bring to therapy.


Psychotherapy is a journey in which we work together to confront the obstacles in life and set goals toward healing, understanding, and moving forward. There is no challenge in our lives that does not deserve the thoughtful reflection of therapy.


Together we’ll explore the innermost workings of your mind, heart, and spirit. 


·Anxiety, depression and self-esteem
·Coping Skills, stress
·Trauma and PTSD
·Life Transitions
·Pregnancy, Prenatal and Postpartum
·Relationship Issues
·Borderline Personality

·Emotional Disturbances


·Work through past trauma
·Learn how to cope with strong emotions 
·Let go of judgments, shame and unhealthy patterns that keep you stuck 

·Develop life skills, plans, and goals


·$120 per 50-minute session

·If you are struggling financially, a sliding scale is possible on a case-by-case basis



·Remote sessions via zoom, doxy or phone


·Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology
·Undergraduate degree in Sociology and Psychology
·I am a Registered member in good standing with the CRPO #009741

·Training in CBT and ongoing training in EMDR


I offer virtual therapy sessions for residents of Ontario (aged 10+). All genders, sexual orientations, spiritual and cultural backgrounds are welcome! 


Email me for a free consult and we can discuss further.


If you are feeling that you have suffered for long enough and you have a strong desire to pursue change in your life, to address the patterns that get you stuck, to process and heal from your core emotional struggle we can work together to make the changes necessary to help you heal and move forward.

Carissa Sparrow Reaches

Orillia ON