Barrie, Ontario

Barrie Therapy (Virtual)

At Vaughan Psychologists, our group of licensed psychologists, therapists, and social workers offer Virtual Therapy Sessions for residents residing in Barrie, Ontario, and the surrounding areas. Each virtual therapy session caters to a wide range of virtual psychological therapy treatments for adolescents, children, couples, and individual adults seeking professional treatment to treat life’s most challenging mental health issues.

Each specialized online therapy session is guided by evidence, experience, and awareness. Our evidence-based virtual therapy sessions provide our clients with ease, transparency, and complete confidentiality. Our evidence-based therapies include; cognitive-behavioural (CBT), family systems, emotion-focused, dialectical-behavioural therapy (DBT), psychodynamic and eclectic approaches explicitly tailored to each individual’s unique psychological needs. In addition, each virtual therapy session welcomes a safe space that allows each of our clients to work through their challenges in a mutually respectful, supportive atmosphere. Your mental health and privacy are our utmost priority.

Barrie Virtual Therapy Services Available

—Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, and Adults

We offer a wide range of virtual therapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and couples residing in Barrie, Ontario. Depending on your preferred form of communication, we offer virtual therapy sessions through video chat or phone. In addition, our licensed psychologists offer online treatments tailored to individuals’ specific mental challenges, personalities, or needs. Our variety of virtual therapy services cater to a range of everyday life challenges to severe mental health concerns, including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety & Panic
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Behaviour Problems
  • Depression & Mood
  • Drug & Alcohol Addiction
  • Health Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Giftedness
  • Health
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Loss & Bereavement
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Parenting & Family Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Post-Partum Anxiety & Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexuality
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Sleep
  • Trauma & Abuse
  • Worrying

Barrie Virtual ADHD Therapy Sessions

Did you know?

AD/HD, also known as Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, affects approximately 1.5 Million Canadians, including 5 per cent of children under 18. ADHD is a common, chronic neurodevelopment disorder. AD/HD is an issue predominantly with executive functions in the brain. Executive functions are considered the ‘management system of the brain.’ This function allows individuals to perform day-to-day tasks, plan and get things accomplished. Individuals who struggle with executive functions have symptoms that interfere with daily functioning in their work, school, and life routines. There are three common AD/HD disorders; option to include these

Individuals diagnosed with AD/HD struggle primarily with the inability to focus (distractability, inattention, and may include difficulty in remembering.) Individuals diagnosed with inattentive and distractible AD/HD typically do not show signs of hyperactivity. (such as fidgeting or being unable to stay in one’s seat.) Therefore, these individuals are considered high-functioning since symptoms are not visible to many.

Impulsive/Hyper-Active AD/HD is characterized by an individual’s difficulty controlling impulsiveness and hyperactiveness. Some common primary symptoms are feelings of needing to be in motion and frequently interrupting others during conversations.

Combined type ADHD is the most common type. People with this type of ADHD exhibit inattentiveness/distractibility and impulsivity/hyperactivity symptoms.

Barrie Virtual Therapy ADHD Treatment

Our licensed virtual therapists utilize an approach known as Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (CBT) to help individuals better understand their behaviours. By understanding, we help patients manage their impulses or inattention.

Are you and your family member experiencing symptoms of ADHD that may be affecting your daily routines (School, Work, Home)? Contact us to learn more about our Barrie Virtual Therapy Sessions.

Barrie Virtual Anxiety Therapy Sessions

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 12% of Canadians suffer from an anxiety disorder. Occasional anxiety is a common emotion that an individual can feel at any point in their life. However, individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders frequently exhibit heightened and unmanageable feelings of excessive stress, persistent worry, and fear in everyday life situations that can occur anytime or for no identifiable reason. Anxiety disorder symptoms may also concern an individual’s physical state, such as (dizziness, nausea, insomnia, headaches, pains, and aches) An anxiety disorder may interfere with self-feelings, work, education, and personal relationships. Therefore, an individual must understand the signs of anxiety disorder, get appropriate treatment and learn how to manage the triggers.

The Different Types of Anxiety Disorders

Client’s who seek virtual therapy for anxiety experience unmanageable symptoms that interfere with their well-being and daily lives. It’s important to note that not all anxiety disorders are the same; depending on the condition, various characteristics and symptoms affect one’s thoughts, feelings, behaviours and occasionally physical health differently. Below are brief descriptions of different anxiety disorders our licenced Barrie, Virtual Therapists treat (but are not limited to):

Excessive worry and fear that is unidentifiable and difficult to control.

Unexpected and heightened emotions of terror, often leading to panic attacks that occur suddenly and repeatedly. Panic attacks include (but are not limited to) heart palpitation, excessive sweating, shortness of breath, and a sense of impending doom.

Features a pattern of unwanted, repetitive thoughts, fears (obsession), and behaviours that interfere with daily activities and cause significant stress.

Strong, irrational fear of an object or situation may lead to panic attacks. Some phobia triggers can be linked to an unidentifiable cause or may be rooted in past traumas.

Excessive and unreasonable fear of social settings and situations.

Commonly occurs in adolescents and children with excessive fear of being separated from parents or caregivers.

is an anxiety disorder triggered by a threatening or terrifying event that an individual has experienced or witnessed. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, panic, and heightened uncontrollable thoughts.

Barrie Virtual Anxiety Treatment

For our virtual therapy sessions, our trained therapists assist individuals by identifying their anxiety disorder and recommending an appropriate comprehensive treatment plan that targets the cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and social impact of anxiety on your life.

We offer a bio-psycho-social approach: 

Commonly used and well-researched treatment methods include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), relaxation training, meditation and mindfulness, stress management, and behavioral activation.

If you are experiencing some of the symptoms listed above and interfering with your well-being, be sure to seek help today.

Barrie Virtual Depression Therapy Sessions

The latest statistic shows that 25 percent of Canadians have been screened positively for mental health conditions such as depression. Depression is characterized as a mood disorder that affects how an individual thinks, feels, and behaves. Depending on the severity of the depression diagnosed, it may lead to various physical and emotional problems if left untreated. Many individuals experiencing depressive symptoms or states may require long-term therapy treatments. Each treatment and depressive disorder varies per individual. There isn’t an exact definition of the cause of depression disorder; however, symptoms can be linked to a combination of biological, psychological, and social factors. Research also suggests that altercations in the brain’s neural circuits can contribute to this mental health disorder.

Symptoms of Depression Disorder (But are not limited to):

  • Prolonged sadness
  • Persistent feelings of apathy
  • Persistent feelings of guilt or hopelessness
  • A loss of interest or pleasure in activities they once enjoyed
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Excessive crying
  • Social withdrawal
  • Restlessness or lethargy
  • Sleep issues
  • Fatigue
  • A sudden increase or decrease in appetite
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Frequent rumination (continuously thinking the same thoughts)

The symptoms of depression vary per person, ranging from mild to severe. The lifetime risk of suicide among those with untreated depression ranges falls somewhere between 2.2 and 15 per cent. Depression is also present in at least half of all suicides. Please go directly to your nearest hospital for emergency services or call 911. In Barrie, you can also call 1-888-893-8333  for help.

Barrie Online Treatment for Depression

We offer virtual therapy for individuals residing in Barrie experiencing symptoms of depressive disorder in the form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Each CBT virtual therapy sessions allow our licensed psychologists to help individuals identify negative thought patterns and behaviours that accompany them. In addition, other therapeutic interventions are proven to treat depression. Your therapist will guide you to determine the best option tailored to your condition through transparency, security, and awareness.

If any of the symptoms above resonate with you, we encourage you to speak to a professional about your concerns. Contact us today to learn more about your treatment options and schedule an appointment with a therapist.

How Barrie Online Therapy Works (Optional)

Step One

Submit Appointment Request

  • Submit an Appointment Request through our email.
  • Our Admins will work closely with you to match a therapist with your concerns and find a date/time that works with your availability.

Step Two

Complete Forms

  • After your appointment and preferred communication (video call/phone), forms will be emailed to you and can be submitted and completed digitally for your convenience.
  • This is your opportunity to provide a background of your concerns, past treatments (if any) and any important details you’d want to share with your therapist. All information communicated to our company is confidential. Your privacy and mental health are our priority.

Step Three

Connect With A Therapist

  • A video link or contact number will be emailed to you.
  • Just click the link on the day of your appointment.
  • You will be instantly connected with your therapist for your first session.

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