Jennifer De La Roca
Jennifer De La Roca is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers, practicing in Barrie for over 15 years.
Jennifer has extensive training in a number of therapy styles so that she can make the experience a good fit for you. She specializes in the treatment of: depression, anxiety, couples therapy, trauma (i.e. sexual, emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental abuse/assault, accidents, and other traumatic events), stress, grief, self-esteem, relationships, anger, addictions, and other areas.
Jennifer earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Windsor, and a Specialized Honours degree in Psychology from York University. Further, she has been trained in NLP techniques (neuro-linguistic programming).
Believing in the intrinsic worth of all people, Jennifer operates in an atmosphere free from judgement, recognizing that we are all at different places on life's journey. She operates from a client-focused, strengths-based, ecological perspective, predominantly within cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused, positive psychology approaches.
Client-centred practice prioritizes the client, working to improve the life of client through emotional, cognitive, behaviour, status, or environmental changes.
The strength-based perspective recognizes that people are resilient, striving for a healthier, more positive development; while the ecological perspective takes into account contributing factors towards current issues and symptoms from multiple levels such as individual, family, social, and macro basis. These perspectives enable the needs and unique makeup of the client to guide the healing/resolution process.
Karen McLennan - Barrie Office
Karen is a Registered Social Worker and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers. She has worked as a Social Workerfor over 30 years, and she has extensive counseling experience particularly in the areas of grief and loss, trauma, attachment, family and relationship issues, parenting, adoption, and mental health.
Karen works at the Barrie office, and offers counselling in person or via Skype, FaceTime or phone.
Maria Baier - Barrie Office
Maria is a Social Worker with 30 years clinical experience. She registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1987 from University of Western Ontario and Masters Degree in Social Work in 1990 from University of Toronto. Maria has also completed an Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from University of Toronto.
Maria’s work with clients is grounded in her belief in the strength and resilience of all human beings. Therapy is a collaborative process in which the therapist acts as a guide in the client’s journey to place of greater peace, empowerment, and self-fulfillment.
Maria offers individual therapy to adults, children and youth experiencing a wide range of difficulties including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, stress, panic, trauma, grief, and addictions.
She offers relationship counselling helping couples heal wounds, resolve conflict and strengthen their relationship. Parenting and family therapy are also available to help families navigate the challenges of family life and foster a healthy and positive home life.