Counselling

Jennifer provides individual counselling and psychotherapy for adults and youth (16+). People seek her services for a variety of reasons, which you can explore on this site and which often overlap.

Why work with her?

  • Highly skilled, master’s-level therapist with more than 12 years’ experience empowering clients through supportive clinical practice
  • Registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Services are provided in a safe, confidential, accessible, inclusive and non-judgmental counselling environment
  • Customized, collaborative approach to your well-being
  • Offers cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Evening appointments available
  • Conveniently located in the heart of Barrie, near the waterfront
  • Professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Counselling Services

Counselling and Anxiety

ANXIETY

Everyone feels anxious at times. Anxiety is a natural response to things like stress or uncertainty. And contrary to what you might think, anxiety can be positive – acting as a warning sign when you’re in danger, bringing awareness...

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DEPRESSION

Life can be hard and feeling sad or down is a natural part of being human. But if these feelings turn into lasting hopelessness and despair, it’s likely a sign of something more significant. Depression often sneaks up on us, until one day we realize...

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Counselling and Self Esteem

SELF ESTEEM

We all lack confidence at one point or another. Or find it challenging to speak up for ourselves and share our feelings or opinions. But if you often doubt your abilities, or if negative thoughts and insecurities tend to hold you back from new...

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Counselling and Anxiety

ANXIETY

Everyone feels anxious at times. Anxiety is a natural response to things like stress or uncertainty. And contrary to what you might think, anxiety can be positive – acting as a warning sign when you’re in danger, bringing awareness...

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DEPRESSION

Life can be hard and feeling sad or down is a natural part of being human. But if these feelings turn into lasting hopelessness and despair, it’s likely a sign of something more significant. Depression often sneaks up on us, until one day we realize...

Learn More

Counselling and Self Esteem

SELF ESTEEM

We all lack confidence at one point or another. Or find it challenging to speak up for ourselves and share our feelings or opinions. But if you often doubt your abilities, or if negative thoughts and insecurities tend to hold you back from new...

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TRAUMA

Trauma can result from a single incident or repeated exposure. It usually follows a life-threatening event you’ve either been through or witnessed – one that may cause injury or produce feelings of terror, horror or...

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Personal Growth Life Transitions

GROWTH & TRANSITIONS

We move through lots of transitions in life – everything from going away to school, becoming a parent and buying a home for the first time, to moving, changing jobs and approaching retirement. Transitions can be...

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SEPARATION & DIVORCE

A separation or divorce is incredibly hard. Some partnerships end suddenly, while for others it’s been a long time coming. Whether it’s mutual, came as a complete shock, or was a decision you decided to make, this is...

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Counselling and Stress Management

STRESS MANAGEMENT

There are many reasons why you might be stressed – both good and bad. Maybe you started a new job, or lost one. Perhaps a relationship ended, or a new one is beginning. You may be a parent for the first time, or lost someone you loved. Stress can...

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LOSS & BEREAVEMENT

Loss, of any kind, is one of the most painful parts of life. You can grieve as a result of any number of events or things – the death of a loved one or pet; a shattered worldview or shedding an old self; the end of a friendship, relationship...

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WORKPLACE ISSUES

We spend most of our adult lives at work and more time with our colleagues than we do with our friends and family. The workplace is constantly evolving too – with new innovations and technology, changing processes, and colleagues...

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Counselling and Stress Management

STRESS MANAGEMENT

There are many reasons why you might be stressed – both good and bad. Maybe you started a new job, or lost one. Perhaps a relationship ended, or a new one is beginning. You may be a parent for the first time, or lost someone you loved. Stress can...

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LOSS & BEREAVEMENT

Loss, of any kind, is one of the most painful parts of life. You can grieve as a result of any number of events or things – the death of a loved one or pet; a shattered worldview or shedding an old self; the end of a friendship, relationship...

Learn More

WORKPLACE ISSUES

We spend most of our adult lives at work and more time with our colleagues than we do with our friends and family. The workplace is constantly evolving too – with new innovations and technology, changing processes, and colleagues...

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Relationship Issues

RELATIONSHIP ISSUES

Relationships are one of the most wonderful parts of the human experience. But they can also be tough – whether with your partner, children, extended family, boss, colleagues or friends. They can bring out the best in...

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HEALTH ISSUES

Whether you’ve been in an accident or had an unexpected diagnosis, changes to your physical health and well-being can be life-altering and stressful. It’s normal to experience a range of emotions – even in a single...

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BODY IMAGE

We get mixed messages all the time, especially from the media, about our bodies. These messages can be harmful to our health and well-being, impacting the way we see ourselves, our confidence levels, and...

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Contact Jennifer Parsons

Want to gain a new perspective? Build skills and resiliency to manage your life and improve your overall wellness?