Meet Our Psychotherapists & Counsellors

Serving Barrie & Area ‘In-Person’ & ‘Virtually’

Sandy Joy

Registered Psychotherapist

B.A., (Psych), M.A.C.P., RP., RPC., MPCC-S

As a Registered Psychotherapist and Betrayal Trauma Specialist, my passion is to assist you in healing from current issues and past wounds. My role is to help you develop effective coping strategies, gain awareness of self and grow your self-worth while fostering self-love in order to have healthier relationships.

Betrayal Trauma Therapy Specialist

I specialize in trauma, including PTSD, sexual assault, rape, infidelity, domestic violence, and childhood sexual abuse. Most on this list are components of betrayal trauma.

I am an integrative therapist who uses a variety of modalities in which to support your healing journey. I practice from a person-centered perspective, which means that you are in control. I am your guide or GPS. You are the driver who steers and can accelerate or brake as you need.

My Credentials

With over 20 years in the psychotherapy field, a Master’s in Counselling Psychology, and three certifications in trauma therapy, I provide a safe, confidential space for individuals, couples and families to nurture positive communication and personal growth.

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Registered Psychotherapist – #002903

Certified Clinical Traumatologist

Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling – Supervisor – #3601 

Qualified Clinical Counselling Supervision

Farhana Adatia

Registered Psychotherapist


If you feel stuck, hurt, betrayed, or confused and are ready for change,

let’s connect.

Whether you have experienced trauma or are experiencing symptoms such as stress, anxiety, depression, or relational difficulties, I can offer empathetic and compassionate support paired with extensive education, training, and supervision to help you reach your goals. Assisting those from a variety of cultures is my passion, including those who are immigrants or refugees. I am also passionate about supporting other therapists in their own healing journey. I offer individual, couples, and family therapy.

It takes courage to work through your challenges and seek support, and it is through that courage, growth and resilience are fostered. If you are ready to take that first step, I warmly invite you to reach out and book your free consultation.

My Credentials

With an Honours Bachelor degree in Neuroscience and Psychology, a Master of Counselling Psychology and as a Registered Psychotherapist, I strive to create an environment of safety, calm, and acceptance so you can develop skills and a sense of resilience.

Registered Psychotherapist

Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist

EMDR Clinician

Angel Joy

Therapy Dog

Angel is a trained therapy dog who is non-shedding and hypo-allergenic Havanese. She is our official office greeter and anxiety reducer. Angel loves people and snuggles. She will welcome you with open paws!

Meet our Clinical Counselling Interns

Jessica Bagiamis

BA, MACP (Candidate), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist– Individual (CCTS-I)

As I walk alongside you on your journey, I hope to provide a safe and accepting space where you can share your experiences, begin to better understand yourself, learn new skills, and achieve your goals.

I believe that a kind and supportive relationship in therapy can foster healing and provide the clarity needed for personal growth and wholeness. I adopt a client-centered, strengths-based, and judgement-free approach to support you through your journey and navigate life challenges while highlighting your strengths and positive qualities.

My journey began working with people with disabilities during my undergraduate degree. After graduating, I found myself dedicated to helping others and began working with youth and young adults in crisis and with individuals who have experienced traumatic grief.

My Credentials

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from York University and a combined York/Seneca Certificate in Rehabilitation Services from Seneca College. I am currently completing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree at Yorkville University. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and also a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist.

Shelby Doherty-Sirkovich

HBSc (Psych), BA, MACP (Candidate), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist– Individual (CCTS-I)

There are thousands of reasons to consider therapy, such as grief, stress, anxiety, worry, depression, or feeling overwhelmed. No matter the challenge you face, you do not have to approach it alone.

I am here to walk with you on your journey to understand yourself, your relationships, and your experiences, past and present. Setting goals for the future, strengthening and expanding your toolbox of strategies to confidently tackle challenges that may arise. I am here to offer support that honours where you are at in your journey and where you want to be, working at your pace in a collaborative, compassionate and empathetic manner.

My Credentials

Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Toronto

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from York University.

Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from York University. 

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Candidate at Yorkville University.

Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist

Member in Good Standing with the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists.

Reading inspiring messages gives rise to determination, hope and power.

You don’t have to do it all alone.

The Empowered Butterfly

You are an Empowered Butterfly

From darkness, a cocoon opens, and the butterfly emerges into the daylight. The butterfly represents your transformation when you overcome life’s challenges.

Metamorphosis occurs during a time of isolation and darkness. Although it appears that there is no change on the outside of the cocoon, the caterpillar within uses this time to gather energy and transform.

Like the cocoon phase, this is a constructive and vital stage that builds your strength, self-confidence and resilience. You break free from emotional, mental and physical pain, and emerge from the darkness transformed and empowered.

And like the majestic butterfly, you soar towards freedom and light. If you believe, it’s time to change.

The Power Of You

Change your life.

Reach your dreams.

You finally accept that previous beliefs and fears can’t hold you back anymore. You have the strength and ability to change your life and reach your dreams.

We’re here to help you walk that journey.

The Power of You

You have a gift within you:

The power to get through.

You’re capable of rising up;

There’s nothing you can’t do.

The world is consumed with magic.

Today just marks the start

Of believing in your opportunities.

Believe with all your heart.

Remove the weight of limits;

Give yourself a chance.

Firmly stand and plant your feet,

The ground will feel your stance.

It’s here your head shall learn to rise,

And focus on what’s to come.

Your fears will see this inner strength;

From them you’ll no longer run.

Exhale the grief from past mistakes;

March on down the road ahead.

Your soul has in it the ability to fly;

Your wings are worth being spread.

– Jeremy Johnston, 2012

Questions? Please contact us.