Offering online psychotherapy in Gravenhurst, Ontario and surrounding areas

Veritas Psychotherapy and Counselling | Gravenhurst, ON


“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”
– Carl Rogers





 Veritas Psychotherapy and Counselling is a private mental health clinic serving communities across Muskoka. 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 Gravenhurst Counselling and Therapy Services

Allow us to be your support network by linking you with a caring, Ontario-based mental health specialist, who is qualified to guide you through difficulties such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship concerns, and more.

At Veritas, we are committed to ensuring that you feel comfortable and truly heard. That’s why we’re offering new clients a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation. This is your opportunity to ask any questions, discuss appointment options, and most importantly, determine if the therapist is the perfect match for your unique needs.

Take the first courageous step towards a brighter future by reaching out to us. Remember, your well-being is important, and we are here to help you every step of the way.


Therapist Orillia counselling

Explore the benefits of working with a Gravenhurst psychotherapist:

Counselling and therapy serve as potent resources to aid individuals in surmounting mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and relationship challenges. Furthermore, therapy paves the way for personal development and self-realization.

Insight and Self-Awareness

One of the most meaningful gifts of therapy is the chance it provides for individuals to delve into their thoughts, feelings, and actions, gaining a deeper understanding of themselves. Engaging in therapy can unveil the hidden sources of motivations and counterproductive behavioural patterns. By identifying the root causes of their struggles, individuals can acquire new perspectives, hone essential skills, and develop adaptive coping strategies to surmount life’s obstacles and realize their aspirations.

Therapy encourages individuals to embark on an inward journey, fostering self-awareness and personal growth. The insights gained during therapy form the bedrock for enacting positive change and facing life’s challenges with increased resilience and confidence. 

Confidential Support

Therapy offers a safe and unbiased sanctuary for individuals to openly examine and express their innermost thoughts and feelings. Trust is vital in cultivating a fruitful therapeutic relationship and enabling individuals to make significant progress throughout their therapy journey.

Confidentiality shields privacy and prevents potential harm or adverse consequences that could arise if sensitive information were divulged without consent. By nurturing a compassionate and confidential atmosphere, therapy empowers individuals to tackle personal challenges, foster personal growth, and ultimately attain self-realization.

Therapy inspires honest self-reflection and the development of tools necessary to overcome barriers and enhance overall well-being. The marriage of confidentiality and a non-judgmental space lays the foundation for successful therapy, promoting personal growth and self-discovery.

Build Emotional Resilience

Therapy offers a cherished opportunity for individuals to develop effective strategies and skills for managing and regulating their emotions. In collaboration with a trained therapist, individuals can identify their triggers, refine communication skills, and master emotional regulation techniques. These skills are crucial for coping with stress, anxiety, and various mental health issues.

Therapy guides individuals on their path towards improved emotional well-being. By learning to manage their emotions, individuals can navigate life’s challenges with greater resilience and confidence, ultimately resulting in enhanced quality of life and mental health.

Enriching and Improving Relationships

Therapy creates a space for individuals to hone vital skills such as effective communication, boundary-setting, and emotional regulation. They can gain a deeper understanding of their 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 affecting their current connections. By bolstering communication and emotional regulation, individuals can strengthen their relationships and experience personal growth.

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

Increasing Self-Worth

Many individuals struggle with self-criticism and low self-esteem, which can result in feelings of unworthiness and a lack of motivation. Therapy offers a secure and nurturing environment for individuals to confront these challenges and work towards improving their sense of self-worth. By challenging negative self-perceptions, individuals can build resilience and cultivate a more positive self-image.

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

Empowerment Yourself

Therapy empowers individuals to regain control of their lives and align their actions with their core values. By partnering with a trained psychotherapist, individuals can delve deeper into their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. They can identify and challenge limiting beliefs and harmful patterns that hinder their progress. Therapy enables individuals to adopt fresh perspectives, enhance their skills, and develop adaptive coping strategies to tackle life’s challenges 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 hurdles, and ultimately lead a more rewarding and purpose-driven life


Contact us for your free 15-minute consultation.