Words of Hope Counselling

Counselling With Sensitivity

Serving Barrie, Midhurst, Angus, Midland, Innisfill, Bradford, Alliston, Collingwood and Surrounding Areas
Anxiety Therapy
Social Anxiety Therapy

Individual Counselling

Family Counselling

Couples Counselling

Separation & Divorce
Depression Therapy
PTSD Therapy
Cyberbullying Therapy
Trauma Therapy
First Responder Therapy
Child and Youth Therapy
Stress Management

Counselling And Therapy in Barrie

Feeling trapped and frustrated?

If you are looking for a therapist who will understand you and treat your problems with the utmost sensitivity and professionalism, then you have come to the right place. We offer quick service and an unbiased approach to therapy for any issues you may be experiencing in your life or relationships.

We have experienced our own struggles unique to personal growth, marriage and children, and we understand how unmanageable our lives can become. Our therapists have trustworthy, respectful, and caring guides to many struggling individuals and families to create different approaches to each client’s process. Many of our clients have experienced feelings of being trapped, alone, frustrated and unhappy. We help in different areas, such as depression, anger, grief, and more.

Our team of therapists strives to create an atmosphere where people feel comfortable enough to discuss any topic without fear of judgement or criticism from others. We want you to know that you are not alone on your healing journey – our team is here for any support you may need every step along the way!

We offer a 100% success rate for clients who are dedicated and bring with them a desire, a belief, the courage and patience to see through the process of therapy.

Whether in-person or virtually, we look forward to working with you.

Why Would You Choose Therapy at Words Of Hope Counselling Barrie?

  • You can feel confident that you will receive the service you deserve
  • Certified Registered Social Workers and Registered Psychotherapists with over 35 yrs combined experience
  • Specializing in Marriage & Couples Counselling
  • Affordable and accessible
  • Services can be claimed on your Group Health Benefits Coverage
  • Services can be claimed on your income tax
  • Tanis & Associates have experienced much success within their own marriages and family life
  • Professional, warm and private office and waiting area
  • Winner of the 2018 Consumer’s Choice Award

Not Sure If You Need A Therapist?

If someone is unsure about whether or not they need therapy, there are many reasons to give it a try. It may be one of the most beneficial things you can do to understand yourself better and make positive changes in your life. We often compare therapy to going to the gym or going for a walk. Regardless of how often you do it, all can be invaluable tools for growth and self-improvement, even if you are uncertain of any particular mental health issues.

Even if you’re not sure whether or not you need therapy, it’s worth giving it a try – especially if you’re struggling with anything that is taking away from your quality of life or preventing you from achieving your goals. A therapist can be skilled at finding out what’s happening beneath the surface to get at the root cause of certain issues. Additionally, talking about your concerns with someone who is objective and nonjudgmental can be incredibly healing; the therapist will offer insight that may be difficult for friends and family members to provide due to their biases or lack of experience.

The Type Of People We Typically Service


We provide a personalized treatment plan that enables us to create comprehensive assessments for adults, adolescents, and children. Each person has unique needs, so we work collaboratively with each client to set realistic objectives they can achieve over time.


We know how tough it can be when your children act intolerable and your patience wears thin. When you lose control and feel guilty for your actions, raising children is not an easy task and can be difficult, especially when you are sleep deprived, feeling isolated and do not have support. There are no judgments on our part as therapists.

We, too, have experienced these complications and understand what raising children in this challenging time is like. We will support you through your difficulties and start a plan together. Improving your parenting skills will be an invaluable tool that will ultimately improve your happiness and restore order in your home. You are not a bad parent. We know you care, or you would not be seeking help.


If you are experiencing the complexities of a blended family or wish you had more laughter and love in your home, we can help. Every family is flawed, and there will always be some problems here and there. But for a family to be healthy, some basic principles are essential to apply in each family unit. With a willingness to learn and an attitude of determination, we can guarantee you will live more peacefully and without strife. Your family is worth the fight. Don’t give up.

Our Team

A wide range of skilled professionals with expertise in different areas of mental health provides our therapy services. These include Registered Social Workers and Registered Psychotherapists.

Our team also provides specialized services for people struggling with complex mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and eating disorders. In addition to traditional talk therapy approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), we also use other therapeutic modalities such as mindfulness-based practices, emotion regulation skills training and relaxation techniques.

Confidential • Non-judgmental • Professional • Affordable

Experienced • Skilled • Evenings available until 9p.m.