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Welcome to Smith Psychological: Counselling Services in Barrie

At Smith Psychological, our team of highly trained mental health experts, including psychologists, social workers, psychotherapists, and psychological associates, is dedicated to supporting mental wellness. We believe in using empirically validated forms of intervention to offer personalized counselling and psychotherapy services for children, teenagers, and adults. Whether you’re facing personal challenges, such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or seeking support with a life transition, our professional and compassionate team is here to provide a safe and confidential space for exploration and growth.

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Counselling for Children & Teens in Barrie

Our Barrie office provides counselling for children & teens, targeting those between the ages of ten to nineteen. For those under ten, our approach involves engaging with parents to foster beneficial outcomes for the child. This consultation is designed to empower parents with strategies and informed decisions to optimally support their child or teen.

Our counseling is particularly beneficial for addressing some of the following key challenges:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying & Cyberbullying
  • Academic Stress
  • Self-Esteem & Body Image Issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Traumatic Stress Reactions
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Oppositional Behaviors
  • Autism

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Counselling in Barrie for Adults

At Smith Psychological in Barrie, we provide counselling for adults, crafting tailored support strategies that leverage your inherent strengths for impactful life improvement. Our suite of therapeutic techniques includes cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, solution-focused, narrative, and mindfulness therapies, expertly applied to facilitate your journey towards mental and emotional wellness. In addition to individual counselling, we offer specialized couples counselling aimed at fostering stronger bonds through enhanced communication, intimacy, and alignment on shared goals. Our mission at Smith Psychological is to offer life-changing counselling services to adults in Barrie, guiding you towards a happier, healthier, and more balanced life.

Our counseling is particularly beneficial for addressing some of the following key challenges:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Life Decisions
  • Burnout
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-esteem Challenges
  • Grief & Loss
  • Career Uncertainty
  • Post Traumatic Stress Responses

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Why Choose Us for Your Child’s Psychological Needs?

  • We build customized support plans that integrate modern counselling techniques to help bring the change you want
  • Our Barrie therapists provide counselling using methods that are practical, solution-oriented & have empirically proven results
  • We offer culturally informed counselling services for indigenous communities & we can also help you access funding
  • We offer flexible options including secure virtual and in-person counselling sessions
  • Our team is highly trained & experienced with child, teen & adult counselling in Barrie
  • Our team approach ensures we provide the best therapist for your counselling needs

Meet Our Barrie Counselling Professionals

Tim Smith PhD, CPsych

Psychologist / Owner

Tarah Bannerman

Psychometrist, Office Manager

Samantha Smyth

Clinical Social Worker /  Psychotherapist

Crystal Pacheco

Clinical Social Worker /  Psychotherapist

Tiffany Buchner

Office Administration

Kara Hawkins


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