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Therapy and Counselling Services in Muskoka

Looking for counselling services in Muskoka? Barbara Browne BSW RSW provides emotionally focused therapy for patients in Aurora and Muskoka/Simcoe area. In practice for more than 30 years, Barbara has the knowledge and experience to tackle a variety of issues that affect men, women and children of all ages. Barbara's approach to therapy is rooted in creating a safe and supportive environment where clients can feel comfortable opening up and exploring their thoughts and feelings. She believes that everyone deserves to live a happy, fulfilling life, and she is committed to helping her clients achieve this goal.


If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or other challenges that are impacting your quality of life, Barbara Browne BSW RSW can provide the support and guidance you need. Contact us today or fill out the form to schedule an appointment and start your journey toward healing and personal growth.


Marriage Counselling

Marriage counselling strengthens the connection between spouses and develops important communication, and works as a conflict resolution tool. By working together, couples can discover new and effective ways to overcome obstacles and build a stronger, more fulfilling relationship. Our experienced counsellor specializes in helping couples to address their individual needs and concerns in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Barbara Browne BSW RSW offers the following marriage counselling services in Muskoka:

  • Resolving conflict
  • Improving communication
  • Affair recovery


Grief and Loss Counselling

Because love and care are profound and beautiful, grief is intense and painful. Grief changes the lens through which you see life. Grief counselling with Barbara can help you navigate the complex emotions of grief, prioritize the voice and memories of the person you have lost, and find ways to move forward while keeping your memory alive. With our help, you can work through your grief and find a new sense of peace and hope.


Depression and Anxiety

At some point in our lives, many of us will experience periods of low mood that can be difficult to shake. Experiencing low moods from time to time frequently can be a result of various stressors. If you've been feeling depressed or detached, and if a negative mood has obscured your self-image, purpose, and happiness in life, it's time to take a fresh path. A continuous period of anxiety can substantially affect your day-to-day life as well as strain your relationships. Depression and anxiety counselling can assist you in regaining control by accessing your body-mind inner peace and allowing you to confidently begin life on your own once more.


Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is never the victim’s fault. Accepting support following abuse is critical to healing. One can reach out to a professional for help regarding sexual abuse. With the help of trauma recovery counselling, victims can take control of their healing journey and work towards overall wellness. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual abuse, reaching out to a professional for support can make all the difference.



We all want to avoid painful experiences in our lives – It is important to understand what trauma is and develop effective coping strategies when traumatic events occur. Reaching out for help for traumatic experiences is the first step to having a peaceful life.


Parenting and Child Counselling

Efficient communication is a crucial component of creating a happy and healthy family. We can collaborate with you to help comprehend your child's developmental stage. You will discover constructive ways to deal with the challenges and tensions that come with parenting, allowing you to have a more positive relationship with your child or adolescent. Barbara Browne BSW RSW offers parenting and childhood counselling to tackle turbulent relationships.


Offering a Helping Hand

Barbara Browne BSW RSW provides a range of helpful counselling and therapy services. Focused on your comfort, we offer professional counselling to assist with a wide variety of subjects, including:

  • Separation and divorce
  • Personal counselling for relationship issues and stress
  • Addictions
  • Child abuse
  • Work issues
  • Family violence
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Addiction issues


Barbara Browne BSW RSW also provides Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction counselling (MBSR) to clients and their families who experience Autism and Asperger Syndrome.


Feel Better to Get Better

The most important thing to remember is that your health is highly dependent on your psyche; the more depressed you are, the greater the chances of disease. A reduction in your stress levels will ensure that your mood is better, along with a boost in immunity and longevity. Extreme worry and stress levels have the potential to make you ill, from a simple common cold to severe cardiac conditions. When it comes to managing your condition, including depression and anxiety or coping with grief and loss, Barbara uses an approach to couple and family counselling that is a brief, emotionally focused therapy model. 


The point of therapeutic services is to help patients cope with psychological blocks or intense trauma. With Barbara’s assistance and dedication, any patient can overcome depression and live a normal life.


Contact Us for Professional Counselling Services

Whether you are struggling with an emotionally scarring trauma or facing the difficult decision to end your marriage, Barbara uses her wisdom and unique approach to guide you through even the hardest of times. Her counselling services in Muskoka can help you overcome emotional obstacles and move forward in a positive direction. To make the process more convenient for you, flexible scheduling with appointments is available during both daytime and evening hours. Call now to book a session with Barbara Browne BSW RSW. You can also mail us if you have any questions about our counselling services in Muskoka.


Patient Testimonial

Dear Barbara,

You may remember my name, as a client you had some years ago. I have been meaning to write you for some time to let you know of the lasting impression you made on me.

Since I have left your counselling, there have been many times that I have asked myself how would Barbara suggest that I handle this or that situation. In relation to a current issue, I remember you saying that you couldn't change how a person acts, you can only change how you would react to their action. It seems such a self-evident thing, yet sometimes it needs to be pointed out by a third party.

As well as that, I have often asked myself, what question would Barbara ask here. As often as not, the question is one of self-examination, as in why, precisely, am I disappointed/frustrated/ happy/sad/emotional about whatever is current. The answer, (if not illuminating) at least allows me to deal with it in a more appropriate way.

Having had the advantage of your counselling, I am very pleased to tell you that I think it has made me a better person. Although I tend to let whatever issue get the better of me before I ask myself "What would Barbara say/suggest here?", I am striving to ask myself that query earlier in a given situation.

Barbara, I am very pleased that I had the help of your advice and that I continue to be helped by it. I sincerely hope that you & your family are well.

Yours truly



Always There for You!


When life gets challenging and you feel less like yourself, Barbara is here to listen to you.

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