48 King William St Unit 2, Huntsville, ON P1H 1G3 | 10 Mississaga St E, Orillia, ON L3V 1V7

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Therapy To Help You Heal

Registered Orillia therapists treating families, couples and individuals of all ages.

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In Person Appointments in Orillia

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Flexible Scheduling
No Waitlist

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Online Sessions

When something isn't right, but you can't put your finger of what's making you feel stuck

Maybe you’re feeling alone, or struggling in your personal or professional life – you could be experiencing anxiety, agitation, or overwhelm more frequently. What is clear is that it’s gotten to a point where it’s keeping you from feeling like you’re enough, connecting on a deeper level, and living with more meaning.
We help you uncover what’s keeping you from living fully as you.
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Psychotherapy In Orillia & Across Ontario

Our Areas of Support

Veritas Psychotherapy & Counselling

Our Orillia Counselling and Therapy Services

At Veritas Psychotherapy & Counselling, we provide online therapy in Ontario and in-person therapy in Orillia.

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Individual Therapy

One on one therapy to help you overcome life’s challenges.
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Couples Therapy

Strengthen trust, improve communication, and build a lasting connection.
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Teen Therapy (13+)

When your teenager needs to talk, we are here to listen and support.
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Child Therapy

Little minds have big feelings. We help children understand and cope.

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Family Therapy

Guiding families to understand, support, and tackle challenges together.

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First Responders & Helping Professionals

A safe space for helpers and heroes to debrief and heal.
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Trauma Therapy

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Attachment Therapy

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Anxiety Therapy

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Eating Disorder Therapy

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PTSD Therapy


Why work with Veritas Psychotherapy

Because we help you experience a way of living that will transform how you connect with yourself and the people in your life.

We offer therapy that is:


We prioritize trust and genuine connection, placing the therapeutic relationship at the forefront of your healing journey.

Rooted In Compassion

At the heart of our approach is unwavering compassion, ensuring an environment free from judgment.

Deeply Transformative

We help you to achieve more than just a quick fix. We help you heal from the inside out so you can experience lasting change that positively impacts your entire life.

Joseph Hoyda, Therapist in Orillia, Huntsville, and Online across Ontario

Joseph Hoyda MA, RP

Clinic Founder, PhD Candidate
We believe the purpose of therapy should be to fundamentally change your life positively – for the long term.

Find an Orillia Therapist

Chelsea Howard, Registered Social Worker in Orillia and online across Ontario

Chelsea Howard

Registered Social Worker
Katrina Brown, Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist in Orillia and online across Ontario

Katrina Brown

Registered Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist
Joseph Hoyda, Therapist in Orillia, Huntsville, and Online across Ontario

Joseph Hoyda

Registered Psychotherapist

Our Approach

How Our Therapy Works

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We understand your story

During the first session, we will focus on getting a better understanding of your challenges in order to build a connection that will encourage openness.

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We identify your needs

After identifying the root of what’s holding you back, we develop a plan tailored to helping you with the emotions and behaviours that will create lasting, positive change.

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We help you process and heal

We provide you with tools you need to identify and manage the triggers and situations that come up in your everyday life to help you maintain lasting change.

We help you get results to move forward with the freedom to live fully in the present moment.
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The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.

– Carl Jung

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fees range from $160 to $190 for one hour therapy sessions. Each of our Orillia therapists are registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. In Ontario, services provided by Registered Social Workers are exempt from HST, while Registered Psychotherapists are required to charge HST. All fees are HST inclusive, if applicable.

If you need to miss an appointment, please give 24 hours notice. Please note that there is a full-session fee for missed appointments & appointments that are cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice.

While our Orillia services are not covered under OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan), many clients find that their extended health benefits provide coverage for sessions with our qualified therapists. We recommend that clients review their individual insurance policies or contact their insurance providers directly to inquire about coverage for mental health services.

It’s essential to check if services provided by a Registered Psychotherapist or Registered Social Worker are included in your specific plan, as coverage can vary greatly depending on the insurance provider and the selected policy. Clients will be provided with a receipt following payment for their session which clients may submit to their insurance company for reimbursement.

We provide a diverse range of services tailored to individuals, couples, and families. Our eclectic approach ensures that every client receives personalized care, combining various therapeutic techniques to meet each individual’s specific needs and objectives.

We specialize in a variety of modalities including psychodynamic, emotion-focused, exposure, dialectical behavioural therapy, Gottman method, and cognitive behavioural therapy. Whether you’re seeking personal growth, coping strategies, or enhanced family dynamics through family therapy, our skilled therapists in Orillia are dedicated to facilitating your journey to mental and emotional well-being.

Sessions are booked for 1 hour and last 50 minutes. The remaining time of the hour is used for documentation, preparation and scheduling appointments.

The duration of therapy varies greatly for each individual, depending on various factors. These include the nature and severity of the issues you’re facing, your specific goals for therapy, and how quickly you make progress.

At Veritas Psychotherapy and Counselling, we tailor each therapy plan to the unique needs and circumstances of the client. Some individuals find significant relief and progress after a few sessions, while others benefit from longer-term support to address more complex issues and achieve their therapeutic goals.

We will work collaboratively to assess your needs, set objectives, and evaluate your progress regularly. This ensures that you receive the right amount of support for as long as needed to facilitate healing, growth, and positive change. Our primary focus is on providing effective, personalized care that aligns with your individual journey to mental and emotional well-being.

We recognize the courage it takes to seek support during times of distress. At Veritas Psychotherapy and Counselling, our team of qualified Orillia therapists and counsellors is dedicated to providing the necessary support and care, tailored to the individual needs of every client. If you’re exploring mental health support for the first time, Veritas is here to offer specialized care tailored to your unique needs.

If you’re in search of an Orillia counsellor to assist you through a challenging period or to manage a specific mental health condition, we are prepared to offer the required professional assistance. Our experienced team is adept in managing a diverse array of behavioural issues, from obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic disorder to depression and anxiety, utilizing customized treatment strategies for every individual.

Your journey to improved mental health is a significant one, and at Veritas Psychotherapy and Counselling in Orillia, we are committed to offering the quality care and support you need to navigate this path effectively. Reach out to us, and let’s take this important step towards well-being together. Our goal is to provide comprehensive psychological services catering to a wide range of mental health conditions, ensuring each client is afforded the personalized attention and care they deserve.

Seeking help when we are feeling down or facing challenges is a crucial step, and that’s where psychotherapy comes in. This type of support involves talking to a trained professional, like a therapist or counsellor, who can help you sort through your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours. Here’s a look at the various ways engaging in therapy can be beneficial:

Understanding Your Feelings: In psychotherapy, the therapist aids you in exploring and understanding your emotions. They listen, provide insights, and help unravel the complexities of what you’re feeling.

Solving Problems: Whether you’re dealing with issues at school, work, or home, therapy offers a space to find practical solutions. A counsellor can guide you through problem-solving strategies tailored to your specific situation.

Handling Emotions: Therapy isn’t just about addressing problems; it’s also about managing emotions. Psychotherapists provide tools and strategies to help you handle your emotions, making them less overwhelming.

Improving Relationships: Counselling can be instrumental in enhancing your relationships. By working with a counsellor, you’ll explore ways to communicate and connect more effectively with others.

Boosting Self-Esteem: A positive self-image is integral to our well-being. In therapy, psychotherapists work with you to build your confidence and help you see your self-worth.

Coping with Stress: Stress is a part of life, but managing it can sometimes be challenging. Therapy equips you with tools and techniques to mitigate stress and anxiety effectively.

Dealing with Trauma: If you have experienced a traumatic event, a therapist creates a safe and supportive environment where you can process these experiences and embark on a healing journey.

In essence, these services provide a supportive environment where you can openly express yourself, explore your challenges, and work towards a path of healing and self-discovery. The journey with a therapist or counsellor is personal and tailored, ensuring your unique needs and goals are at the forefront of every session.


Orillia Therapy Clinic

If you are looking for therapy, Orillia serves as the site of Veritas Psychotherapy and Counselling’s second location. 

We offer in-person therapy sessions at our downtown Orillia office, located at 10 Mississaga Street East.

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Schedule a 15-minute complimentary consultation to address any questions you may have. While these consultations are available, they are not mandatory before scheduling your initial appointment. You’re welcome to book directly with a therapist by clicking the button below.

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You can easily schedule an appointment through our secure online booking system – just visit our team page and select your preferred therapist. Alternatively, you can request an appointment by submitting a contact form on our website or giving us a call.

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