Offering online and in-person therapy in Orillia, Ontario

Veritas Psychotherapy and Counselling | Orillia, ON


“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” –

Carl Jung





 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. He creates a safe space through his non-judgmental approach, working collaboratively with clients to get to the root of their issues.

Explore our Orillia Counselling and Therapy Services


Veritas Psychotherapy and Counsellings offers a range of therapeutic services to meet the diverse needs of our Orillia clients. Whether you prefer the comfort of your own home or a more traditional in-person setting, we are equipped to accommodate your needs.

Our online therapy option provides the convenience of virtual sessions, while in-person therapy offers a personal touch. Additionally, for those who would benefit from group therapy, we occasionally offer a supportive and interactive environment where individuals can work through their challenges together. Click on the links below to learn more about these services.


Therapist Orillia counselling

Individual Therapy

One-on-one psychotherapy helps people understand and work through issues that are causing distress.

Online Therapy

Online psychotherapy allows you to experience mental wellness from the comfort of your own home.

Group Therapy

Connect, heal and grow together in a safe and supportive group environment.

Orillia Therapy Clinic


We offer in-person therapy sessions in our downtown Orillia office, located at 53 Andrew Street South. We offer also online therapy services through a secure video platform.

Veritas offers new clients a complimentary fifteen minute phone consultation. This is an opportunity for clients to ask questions, discuss availability, and determine whether or not your therapist will be a good fit.


Explore the benefits of working with a registered psychotherapist:

Counselling and therapy can be used to treat a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and relationship issues.

Gain insight and enhance self-awareness

One of the main benefits of therapy is that it can help individuals gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. This can lead to a deeper understanding of themselves, their motivations, maladaptive patterns of behaviour and ultimately, the underlying causes of their problems.

Confidential support

Psychotherapy provides a supportive and confidential environment where individuals can explore and express their thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental and safe space. This trust is essential for the therapeutic relationship to be effective and for individuals to make progress in their therapy. Additionally, confidentiality protects the privacy of individuals and can help prevent potential harm or negative consequences if sensitive information were to be shared without consent.

Improve coping skills

Therapy can help individuals develop strategies and skills to help them cope with and manage their emotions.

Improving relationships

Through therapy, individuals can learn effective communication skills, boundary-setting, and emotional regulation. They can also gain a better understanding of their own attachment styles and how they may be impacting their relationships. Additionally, therapy can help individuals work through past traumas or emotional injuries that may be affecting their current relationships.

Increase Self-Worth

Many individuals struggle with self-criticism and low self-esteem, causing them to feel unworthy and unmotivated. Therapy provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals to address these challenges and work towards improving their self-worth. Individuals can learn to challenge negative self-perceptions and build resilience.


Therapy provides a unique opportunity for individuals to take control of their lives and live according to their values. By working with a trained therapist, they can gain a deeper understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and learn to identify and challenge the limiting beliefs and negative patterns that hold them back. Therapy empowers clients to develop new perspectives, skills, and coping strategies to navigate life’s challenges and achieve their goals.

Personal growth

The ultimate goal of therapy is to help people to work out personal issues in order to reach their full potential and life fulfilling, meaningful lives. Therapy can help individuals identify and work through personal issues that may be holding them back and can aid in achieving personal growth and self-actualization.


Contact us for your free 15-minute consultation.