Important: Please note that our team is comprised of IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL therapists so be sure to check what type of session your preferred therapist offers. If you cannot find a time that suits your needs, please email your therapist to inquire about additional booking times or add yourself to the waitlist online.

THERAPIST CONTACT INFO & CASELOAD STATUS:

In-Person/Virtual Team:

  • Ashlee Lortie (ashlee@innergrowthcounselling.com) Accepting limited number of clients- daytime appts only
  • Cheyenne Andrew (cheyenne@innergrowthcounselling.com) Accepting limited number of clients
  • Taylor Ellis (taylor@innergrowthcounselling.com) ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
  • Karen Szabo (karen@innergrowthcounselling.com) ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
  • Robyn Cottrell (robyn@innergrowthcounselling.com) ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
  • Laryssa Levesque (laryssa@innergrowthcounselling.com) Email for caseload availability

Virtual only team:

  • Arshiya Choudhury (arshiya@innergrowthcounselling.com) Accepting new clients
  • Kelly McKay (Rathgeber) (kelly@innergrowthcounselling.com) Caseload is FULL

Affordable Therapy Program- Student Therapists

  • Lisa Deighton (lisa@innergrowthcounselling.com) Accepting new clients- virtual only
  • Shailie Dubois (shailie@innergrowthcounselling.com) Accepting new clients
  • Taylor Webb (taylorwebb@innergrowthcounselling.com) Accepting new clients

CANCELLATION POLICY You will not be charged for rescheduled or cancelled appointments with at least 48hrs notice. Changes to your appointment cannot be made online within the 48hr window and you will be subject to a cancellation fee. Bad Weather Cancellations- We ask that your appt be switched to a virtual session in the event of travel advisories

Individual Counselling / Psychotherapy

If you are a prospective client, please book an initial 15min consultation with your therapist(s) of choice to determine good fit and ask questions prior to beginning therapy. At the end of the consultation, you can book with your therapist a counselling appointment if you wish to pursue therapy together. *If you feel ready to dive in, you may book a first appointment without a consultation.


Couples Counselling

Ready to improve your relationship? Book an initial 15-min consultation to explore your relationship needs and get started in therapy. We also strongly recommend seeking individual therapy alongside couple's counselling to see better, more sustainable results. **Karen, Robyn, Ashlee & Cheyenne offer IN-PERSON couples counselling; Ari VIRTUAL only**


Youth/Teen Counselling

Online therapy for youth/teens ages 12-16. Please book an initial consultation with a counsellor to discuss your counselling needs before starting therapy. *Karen, Robyn, Taylor, Ashlee & Cheyenne offer IN-PERSON teen counselling; Ari VIRTUAL only*


Children & Family Therapy

Counselling for children ages 8-12yrs and their families. Please book an initial consultation to see if therapy is a good fit for your children and family therapy needs.


Affordable Therapy Program

Our Affordable Therapy Program is offered to residents of Ontario 12+ who have financial constraints. Services are provided by Masters level therapy interns completing their graduate degree in Counselling Psychology under direct supervision of a Psychotherapist. Please book an initial free consultation first to discuss suitability for this program. Note- services may be covered under extended h... Read More

Our Affordable Therapy Program is offered to residents of Ontario 12+ who have financial constraints. Services are provided by Masters level therapy interns completing their graduate degree in Counselling Psychology under direct supervision of a Psychotherapist. Please book an initial free consultation first to discuss suitability for this program. Note- services may be covered under extended health benefits as our interns are licensed but we do not guarantee this so please check with your provider.

Hi Folks! I am Cheyenne (she/her), and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Barrie, Ontario. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English literature, a Masters in Education (MEd) where I studied multicultural education and critical race theories, as well as a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology.

Due to my heritage and cultural background being Afro-Indigenous (Métis/Ojibwe and Black), I prefer to utilize a culturally dynamic, client-centred, strength-based approach with everyone, to enhance their unique interests, assets, and capabilities. I also use various evidence-based techniques such as CBT and mindfulness and bring a warm, candid, and down-to-earth energy to therapy sessions to help clients feel comfortable and safe to be themselves.

Currently, I am focusing my practice on working with children (10+), teens, adults, couples & families on various mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, transgenerational/racial trauma, ADHD, and multicultural issues.

My Specialities Include: - Stress, Anxiety & Burnout - Depression & Mood Regulation - Self-Esteem, Self-Worth & “Imposter Syndrome” - ADHD & Emotion/Behavioural Regulation (kids & adults) -LGBTQIA+ and Sexuality -Youth & Teens - Navigating Life Transitions/Change

Hi Folks! I am Cheyenne (she/her), and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Barrie, ... Read More

Hello! I’m Arshiya (Ari), a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I received my Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and my undergraduate degree in neuroscience and psychology from University of Toronto. I have developed a passion for mental health through my personal, academic and professional experiences.

I began my career with behavioural therapy fostering the development of functional skills and emotional fluency in children, youth and adults with developmental disorders. Since then, I have found a passion working with youth and young adults with a variety of psychological issues such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, mood disorders and cultural challenges.

As a therapist, I value individualizing sessions to clients’ needs, using mixed modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), narrative therapy and culturally competent strategies. I am passionate about developing a safe, nurturing and collaborative relationship with all my clients

My Specialities Include: - ADHD/Attentional Concerns - Stress, Burnout & Anxiety - Fears & Phobias - Life Transitions, “Millennial” Issues - Cultural Issues & Self-Identity - Disordered Eating, Body Image

Hello! I’m Arshiya (Ari), a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registere... Read More

Hello, my name is Robyn! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). I completed my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and received my Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in Cognitive Science, Psychology, and Buddhist Psychology. I also have experience working with youth with behavioural or learning disorders as well as with youth in the foster care system. 

When starting with me in the therapy room, I try to foster a down-to-earth, warm, and personable atmosphere so that we can both be our authentic selves. Starting with a new therapist can be intimidating, so my goal is to help make you feel comfortable and confident that I am there for you and able to help. I do this through maintaining a positive, non-judgemental, and compassionate view of you as my client. It is only after this first phase that we can explore the reasons you came to therapy and the goals you would like to work towards.

Going forward from here is when I would use some tools and interventions that might suit your needs and style, such as drawing from EFT, CBT, Mindfulness, DBT, Gottman, Psychodrama, somatic therapies, and solution-focused therapy.

Areas of Focus:​ - Stress, Anxiety & Depression - ADHD - Relationships, Family Dynamics, Couples/Marriage Therapy - Borderline Personality Disorder - Self-Esteem & Body Image - Children & Teen Issues

Hello, my name is Robyn! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). I completed my Master of... Read More

Hello everyone, my name is Lisa and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Master of Counselling Psychology (MACP) Candidate. I have a BA in Psychology as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Autism & Applied Behavioural Science and am currently finishing my Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis.

My mental health background has included several years as a private IBI therapist and 15 years in the educational field providing care and education to children and teens with various mental health issues. This journey has developed into a strong desire to help a much wider range of individuals with their personal struggles and assist them in their own journey.

I will provide you with a relaxing safe space to explore your inner experiences. I take a holistic, collaborative client-centered approach that resonates with you and your goals drawing from a variety of modalities such as mindfulness, CBT, narrative, and solution-focused therapy.

I am deeply committed in making sure you feel accepted, heard, and valued and through a mutually agreed upon treatment plan tailored to your needs we can identify and lean on your strengths to formulate the tools for your success

My specialities include: - Stress & Anxiety - Depression & Mood Regulation - Trauma - Youth/Teen issues - Burnout/Work Related Stress - Relationship Issues

Hello everyone, my name is Lisa and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Master o... Read More

Hi, I’m Shailie! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology candidate dedicated to helping adults, youth, and children achieve positive change in their lives. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), mindfulness, expressive art therapy, eco-therapy, and more. My holistic counselling style recognizes the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit, as well as the impact our communities and relationship to nature has on our mental health.

In my practice, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their unique path towards healing and personal growth. I believe in empowering my clients to tap into their inner resources, strengths, and resilience to overcome challenges and achieve their goals. However, I also recognize that human beings require a circle of nurturing relationships that support our growth and healing to truly flourish.

As an artist and mental health advocate, I prioritize my own health and wellness through watercolour painting, and other activities such as being in nature, strength training, meditation, and Jiu Jitsu.

My Specialities Include: - Stress & Anxiety - Depression - Relationship Issues - Self-Esteem, Body Image - Life Transitions and Goals - Anger, Emotion Regulation - Creativity/Creative Process

Hi, I’m Shailie! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Master of Arts in Counsellin... Read More

Hi, I’m Taylor! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I received my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Bachelor’s in Psychology, a post-grad certificate in Addictions and Mental Health, and an advanced certificate in Child and Youth Working.

It is my passion to help people through difficult moments by providing them with a safe and non-judgmental space to work through their deepest thoughts and emotions within a warm and supportive environment. I am a strong believer that healing past experiences allows a person to create growth and lasting change.

I believe in a client-centred approach tailored to you while drawing upon strength-based approaches to help you see the growth you are looking for. As a therapist, I work with teens/youth (12+) and adults. My passion is working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, emotion regulation, childhood trauma, and relationship issues.

My Areas of Focus:​ - Anxiety & Depression - Stress/Burnout - Emotion Regulation & Mood Management - Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Finding Yourself - Childhood Trauma - Relationship Issues

Hi, I’m Taylor! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psy... Read More

Laryssa is a Registered Psychotherapist who takes a relatable & down-to-earth approach to helping individuals overcome their mental health challenges. She specializes in anxiety, stress/burnout, perfectionism & people-pleasing, depression, and relationship issues.

Laryssa is a Registered Psychotherapist who takes a relatable & down-to-earth approach to hel... Read More

Hello! I’m Ashlee (she/her). I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a graduate of the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University. My journey towards becoming a mental health professional was inspired by my personal experiences as a teenager and young woman, and now I am grateful to be able to support others through their challenges!

In my practice, I work with kids (8+), teens, adults, couples and families and I have a particular passion for working with ADHD, ASD, children and youth of divorce, families in transition/conflict, relationship issues, major life transitions, anxiety/stress, depression, and motherhood.

As an Indigenous woman, I also have a dedication to working with this population as I deeply recognize the complexity of the multi-generational traumas our culture has endured.

I bring a calm and welcoming atmosphere to our counselling sessions as it is of upmost importance that my clients feel both safe and comfortable. I believe that strengths are fundamental to healing and wellness therefore I take a strength-based approach to helping clients achieve their goals. I view every client as a unique individual and I often use a variety of modalities such as narrative therapy, CBT, solution-focused therapy, and acceptance-based therapy.

My Areas of Focus: - ADHD & ASD (Neurodivergence) - Anxiety, Stress, Depression/Mood Regulation - Children & Teens - Family Conflicts, Transitions & Children/Youth of Divorce - Perinatal Mental Health; Self-Identity in Motherhood - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Hello! I’m Ashlee (she/her). I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a graduate of the Master of Ar... Read More

Hi, I’m Kelly! I’m a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario and have worked with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with a variety of mental health issues. I have a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelors degree in Psychology, as well as a post-grad certificate in Addictions and Mental Health.

When working with me, you can expect a warm, encouraging, and supportive approach that will help you find more control in your life to start feeling better. I truly value the therapeutic relationship and look forward to meeting you where you’re at and collaborating on your unique goals.

I use a client-focused and strength-based therapeutic approach blended with evidence-based counselling treatments such as CBT and DBT. I am drawn to a variety of mental health challenges but take a special interest in attentional problems such as ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, and borderline personality disorder (BPD).

My Specialities Include: - Stress & Anxiety - Depression, Mood Management - ADHD, Attention/Concentration Issues - Borderline Personality Disorder; DBT techniques - Emotional Distress & Emotion Regulation - Major Life Transitions - Relationship Issues

Hi, I’m Kelly! I’m a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario and have worked with children, adolesc... Read More

Hi, I’m Karen (she/her). I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and graduate of the MA in Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University. I am a compassionate and empathetic counsellor who is dedicated to providing a safe and non-judgemental space for you to freely speak your truths. My motivation for becoming a counsellor stems from my own personal experiences with mental health throughout my life and wanting to give back the care I was given.

While I like to work from a holistic client-centered approach, I understand each individual has their own unique needs and can tailor your sessions accordingly. My goal is to give you room to explore yourself and lead the sessions in whichever direction you feel they need to go. I am here to support you in living a fuller life while guiding you toward self-awareness and empowerment.

I work with children (10+), teens, adults, and couples. I have training in Maternal Mental Health, DBT, Trauma, Gottman Couples’ Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am dedicated to continuous learning so that I can continue to assist those in various stages of their lives. My passion is working with anxiety, depression, postpartum depression and anxiety, and disordered eating.

My Areas of Focus: - Stress, Anxiety & Burnout - Depression & Mood Regulation - Relationship Issues - Maternal Mental Health (Prenatal/Postpartum Issues) - Self-Esteem, Self-Worth & Imposter Syndrome - Trauma

Hi, I’m Karen (she/her). I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and graduate of the MA in... Read More

Hi I’m Taylor! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Candidate. I understand how overwhelming life can be, and want to be here to support you and walk alongside you on your path to wellness.

I strive to create a warm, safe, and non judgemental space where you can feel heard and empowered. I believe we all hold the necessary resources to thrive and flourish, and can tap into our inner resources and strengths when provided an empathetic and supportive environment.

I take an integrative approach, mainly drawing on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Strengths Based approaches. I believe you are the expert in your own life, and will work with you to identify your desired goals and next steps.

My Areas of Focus: - Anxiety, Stress & Burnout - Depression - Relationship Issues - Self-Esteem, Body Image - Life Transitions

Hi I’m Taylor! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Master of Arts in Counselling... Read More

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