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Barbara Griffin

Barbara Griffin

M.Ed., R.N., Registered Psychotherapist

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Barbara Griffin, R.N. (non-practising), M.Ed., a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation ( ICISF).

Barbara uses a collaborative and strengths-based approach to working with clients.  This promotes a strong therapeutic relationship within a compassionate, safe, and respectful working environment. Barbara provides empathetic and compassionate psychotherapy to individuals and families that focus on a range of personal issues which include separation, divorce, trauma, PTSD, personal loss and bereavement, anxiety and depression, child and adolescent development, women’s issues and workplace issues.  Theoretical approaches include client-centred and family systems.

She also has 19.5 years of critical care nursing, specifically emergency and trauma, and understands the unique demands and stress faced by First Responders and medical professionals.  Barbara’s medical background is useful when working with all clients.

Barbara is a 5-year member of the York Region Critical Incident Stress Management Team as a Mental Health Professional working with First Responders and their families with the goal to prevent PTSD. She also provides crisis interventions to organizations that have experienced a critical/ traumatic event.

Barbara is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR Therapy. Barbara also completed the Addictions Certificate program at Laurier.

Barbara currently provides distance counselling by telephone.

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Therapist Information

Offers Online Counselling

Age Groups Served

Adolescents, Children within the context of family counselling model, Adolescents within the context of family counselling model, Early Adolescents, Late Adolescents, Adults, Families

Languages Spoken


Counsellor's Gender


Therapist Type

Registered Psychotherapist

Conditions Treated

Parenting, Occupational Stress Injury, Relationship Problems, Drug & Alcohol Use, Cancer/Terminal Illness, Abuse, Addiction, Adjustment issues, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Boundaries, Bullying - School, Bullying - Workplace, Career/Work Performance Issues, Change and Transition, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Chronic Illness, Codependency, Communication and Intimacy, Compassion Fatigue, Conflict Resolution, Crisis, Depression, Divorce & Separation, Grief & Bereavement, Infertility, Marital Issues, Motor Vehicle Collisions, Panic Attacks, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postpartum Depression, Pre-Marital Counselling, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Rehabilitation, Relationship Issues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self Harm, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Terminal Illness, Trauma

Therapeutic Approaches

Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eclectic, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Systems, Family Therapy, Feminist, Problem Solving Therapy, Short Term Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused

2 Locations Available

22 Main St. N, Newmarket, ON L3Y 3Z7
Suite 7

9 Valleyview Ave. Holland Landing, ON

  • 22 Main St. N, Newmarket, ON L3Y 3Z7
    Suite 7

    Monday to Friday: 9am-6pm Tuesday, Wednesday: Evening

  • 9 Valleyview Ave. Holland Landing, ON

    Monday to Friday: 9am-6pm Tuesday, Wednesday: Evening

Distance Counselling
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