Words of Hope Counselling

Counselling With Sensitivity

Serving Barrie, Midhurst, Angus, Midland, Innisfill, Bradford, Alliston, Collingwood and Surrounding Areas
Family Counselling
Individual Counselling
Marriage Counselling
Anxiety Therapy
Social Anxiety Therapy
Separation & Divorce
Depression Therapy
PTSD Therapy
Cyberbullying Therapy
Trauma Therapy
First Responder Therapy
Child and Youth Therapy
Stress Management

Counselling and Psychotherapy in Barrie and Area

Discover your worth…

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

We have experienced our own struggles unique to personal growth, marriage and children and understand how unmanageable our lives can become. We have been trustworthy, respectful and caring guides to many struggling couples and individuals, many of whom have experienced feelings of being trapped, alone, frustrated and unhappy. We help for different areas such as depression, anger, grief, and more.

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.

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


Marriages in Distress:

We understand the strain you feel in your daily life when your marriage is not running smoothly. It steals the joy from all your interactions and takes away your freedom to live peacefully. We too have experienced difficulties in our own marriages. Would you believe that couples counselling does not have to be as complicated as it might seem? Many marriages have been restored by simply learning how to communicate with each other more effectively. We don’t take sides but rather provide an un-biased approach to therapy. No marriage is perfect. We can help you to work out your problems in a safe environment without the anxiety of being judged. With an open mind, some patience and a desire to make the relationship work, you can have your marriage back, your love life back, your family back and this can be better than it ever was.


We know how tough it can be when your children are acting intolerable and your patience is wearing 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 as we too have experienced these complications and understand what it’s like to raise children in this challenging time. We will support you through your difficulties and together we will start a plan. Improving your parenting skills will prove to be an invaluable tool that will ultimately improve your happiness and restore the order in your home. You are not a bad mother/father. We know you care or you would not be seeking help.


If you are experiencing the complexities of a blended family or just wishing you had more laughter and love in your home, we can help. No family is perfect and there will always be some problems here and there. But in order for a family to be healthy there are some basic principles that 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.

Confidential • Non-judgmental • Professional • Affordable

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

Why choose Words of Hope?

  • 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