First Responders Therapy

A Helping hand for those who help


It can be challenging to move on from a traumatic scene. We can help provide coping mechanisms to help you move forward.

Decompression Techniques

Do you find yourself lashing out to family or bottling things up? This is common in high-stress professions, and we can help!

Depression & Anxiety

Are you finding it hard to get up in the mornings? Do you feel on edge all the time? You’re not alone. We can help you find solutions to cope and move forward.

Don’t let Workplace Stress Rule You

As a firefighter, police officer or paramedic, you often arrive at a scene with little to no information about what you are walking into, making PTSD, stress, and anxiety not only a genuine concern but a common workplace hazard in these industries. What’s important to know is that you’re not alone, and there is a solution.

With first responder therapy we work with many first responders to create a tailored treatment plan that considers your unique experiences, profession, and personality to help overcome these negative thoughts and emotions to provide solutions.

When you come to Words of Hope Counselling, you are matched with a counsellor trained to handle your unique needs that match your personality best. We provide a safe space for you to vent, talk, and heal in a completely confidential, judgement-free environment.


Call Us

We work with you to understand your unique needs and place you with a counsellor that matches your personality.

Book Appointment

We understand you don’t have a set schedule and work long hours; we have flexible booking and cancellation times to help you get the help you need. We also provide virtual appointments!

1st Session!

Your counsellor will work with you to identify your unique needs and provide strategies to help you cope and regain control of your life.
Tanis Vos Words of Hope

Who Are We?

Tanis is a Registered Social Worker and has spent over 24 years of meticulous self-study. She has been providing counselling and therapy in many aspects and different settings for over 20 years. Tanis works with clients of varying ages, including children, teens and adults. She lives in Barrie, enjoying the outdoors, with her four children and husband. She is actively involved in a local church and has volunteered her time with coordinating and leading the “Mom’s Need a Break” group, supporting children to cope with their grief and loss through the Rainbows Program, and facilitating various spiritual Small Groups. Tanis has also found pleasure and has had the opportunity to be a motivational speaker inspiring others to believe in one’s own worth.

We have numerous professional caring Associates on the Words Of Hope Counselling team that are excited and here to help you. Each client is matched with the therapist that best meets their needs. When you call to book your appointment we will take the time to find the right fit for you. You can anticipate quality service including attributes of friendliness, acceptance, caring and sensitivity. With the professionalism of each of our counsellors you can also expect to have a positive experience! At Words Of Hope we truly believe in your value and worth. 

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Start Healing Today With First Responder Therapy

We take a non-bias, solution focused approach with all our clients so you can feel confident expressing yourself in a safe space. You don’t have to feel the way you do, let’s get started today and start feeling better! Start your First Responder Therapy today.

4 Checkley St., Unit 202, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 1W1