Offering online psychotherapy in Barrie, Ontario and surrounding areas

Veritas Psychotherapy and Counselling | Barrie, ON


“The only person with whom you have to compare yourself is you in the past.”
– Sigmund Freud





 Veritas Psychotherapy and Counselling is a private mental health clinic serving communities across Simcoe County. Veritas provides evidence-based treatment to address a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and trauma.

Serving teenagers and adults, Veritas utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities including psychodynamic, emotion-focused, exposure, and cognitive behavioural therapy. An integrative approach to therapy allows treatment to be tailored to the unique psychological needs of each individual. All services are provided by a registered psychotherapist.




Veritas is Latin for truth, which is a central value in our therapeutic approach. People have a tendency to mask what they are actually experiencing, subscribing instead to behaviour dictated by social norms. Over time, suppressed emotional suffering manifests itself in disorders such as anxiety, explosive anger, panic attacks, addiction, and depression.

While many modern therapies focus on treating surface symptoms, Veritas Psychotherapy and Counselling believes in getting to the root of the suffering to help clients gain insight so that they can truly grow, heal, and flourish.

Joseph Hoyda therapist

Meet Joseph

Joseph is the primary therapist at Veritas Psychotherapy and Counselling. He is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and is currently completing his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Joseph specializes in helping adolescents and adults discover and work through the root source of what is causing them pain. He provides a non-judgmental space for clients to be their authentic self and explore difficult thoughts and emotions.

Explore our Barrie Counselling and Therapy Services

 Are you ready to conquer your mental health obstacles? Let us be your support system by connecting you with a compassionate, Ontario-based mental health professional, who is certified to help you navigate through challenges like anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and more.

At Veritas, we believe in making sure you feel comfortable and understood. That’s why we’re offering new clients a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation. This is your chance to ask questions, discuss appointment availability, and most importantly, determine if the therapist is the right fit for your unique needs.

Take the first step towards a brighter future by reaching out to us. Remember, your well-being matters, and we’re here to help.


Therapist Orillia counselling

Explore the benefits of working with a Barrie psychotherapist:

Counselling and therapy are powerful tools that can help individuals overcome mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and relationship issues. Moreover, therapy provides an opportunity for personal growth and self-actualization.

Insight and Self-Awareness

One of the most profound advantages of therapy lies in the opportunity it provides for individuals to gain a deeper understanding of their thoughts, emotions, and actions. Engaging in therapy can help people uncover the roots of their motivations and unhelpful behavioural patterns. By pinpointing the core issues underlying their difficulties, individuals can acquire fresh outlooks, enhanced abilities, and adaptive coping mechanisms to tackle life’s hurdles and fulfill their aspirations.

Therapy allows individuals to explore their inner selves, leading to increased self-awareness and personal growth. The insights gained during therapy serve as a foundation for implementing positive changes and overcoming life’s challenges with greater resilience and confidence.

Confidential Support: A Safe and Supportive Environment for Personal Growth

Therapy offers a secure and unbiased environment in which individuals can openly explore and express their thoughts and emotions. This trust is crucial for establishing an effective therapeutic relationship and enabling individuals to make meaningful progress throughout their therapy journey.

Confidentiality safeguards privacy and helps avert potential harm or adverse outcomes that could arise if sensitive information were disclosed without permission. By fostering a supportive and confidential atmosphere, therapy empowers individuals to address personal challenges, achieve personal growth, and ultimately reach self-actualization.

Therapy encourages individuals to engage in honest self-reflection and develop the tools necessary to overcome obstacles and enhance their overall well-being. The combination of confidentiality and a non-judgmental space creates a foundation for successful therapy, promoting personal growth and self-discovery.

Improving Coping Skills: Effective Strategies to Manage Emotions

Therapy offers a valuable opportunity for individuals to cultivate effective strategies and skills to handle and regulate their emotions. By collaborating with a trained therapist, individuals can pinpoint their triggers, acquire efficient communication abilities, and master emotional regulation techniques. These skills are instrumental in managing stress, anxiety, and various mental health conditions.

Therapy supports individuals in their journey towards better emotional well-being. By learning to cope with their emotions, individuals can navigate life’s challenges with increased resilience and confidence, ultimately leading to an improved quality of life and enhanced mental health.

Improving Relationships: Effective Communication and Emotional Regulation

Through therapy, individuals have the opportunity to develop valuable skills such as effective communication, boundary-setting, and emotional regulation. They can gain a deeper understanding of their own attachment styles and recognize how these may be influencing their relationships. Therapy can assist individuals in addressing past traumas or emotional wounds that might be impacting their current connections. By enhancing communication and emotional regulation, individuals can fortify their relationships and experience personal growth.

Therapy serves as a supportive environment that fosters self-awareness, relationship improvement, and personal development. By engaging in therapy, individuals can enrich their interpersonal relationships, promoting a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Increasing Self-Worth: A Positive Self-Image and Resilience

Numerous individuals grapple with self-criticism and low self-esteem, leading to feelings of unworthiness and a lack of motivation. Therapy offers a secure and nurturing setting for individuals to confront these challenges and strive towards enhancing their sense of self-worth. By disputing negative self-conceptions, individuals can cultivate resilience and foster a more positive self-image.

A psychotherapist will support individuals on their journey to greater self-acceptance and self-compassion. By addressing these self-esteem issues, individuals can unlock their potential, overcome obstacles, and ultimately lead a more fulfilling and rewarding life.

Empowerment: Taking Control of One’s Life and Reaching Full Potential

Therapy empowers individuals to regain control of their lives and align their actions with their core values. By collaborating with a trained psychotherapist, individuals can delve deeper into their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. They can pinpoint and contest restrictive beliefs and detrimental patterns that impede their progress. Therapy empowers individuals to acquire fresh outlooks, enhanced abilities, and adaptive coping mechanisms to tackle life’s obstacles and fulfill their aspirations.

A psychotherapist will support individuals on their path to self-discovery and personal growth. By engaging in therapy, individuals can unlock their potential, overcome challenges, and ultimately lead a more rewarding and purpose-driven life.


Contact us for your free 15-minute consultation.