Counselling and Psychotherapy Services for Youth, Adults, Couples, and Families

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Welcome to Insight Centre — Your Trusted Psychotherapist in Barrie!

Insight Centre is a counselling and psychotherapy clinic in Barrie. Our therapist offers both individuals and couples a safe haven where they can begin their journey toward self-discovery and mental well-being. Whether you need professional support with emotional struggles, trauma, family relationship or couples therapy, we will employ our knowledge and experience to guide you through it.

Not every therapeutic approach is equally suit everyone. Our therapist at Insight Centre uses a set of methods and psychotherapeutic modalities, that are effective with a wide spectrum of individual mental health and relationship problems. This tested arsenal of tools allows her to customize the healing process according to the specific therapeutic goals.

We understand that it can be challenging to reach out and get the support you need, but it is a necessary step toward healing. Schedule an appointment with us if you need help with the following:

  • Anxiety, depression, anger issues, panic attacks
  • Grief, trauma and self-esteem issues
  • Addiction or abuse of substances
  • Pre-marriage counselling
  • Marriage issues: conflicts, communication issues, infidelity, or divorce
  • Family relationship issues

We provide in-person consultations, but also offer our services online so you have access to our guidance from the comfort of your own home.

Discover the support you deserve with Insight Centre’s psychotherapy and counselling services in Barrie, Ontario. Find out if our therapist is the right fit for you with a 15-minute free consultation. Call us at 647.633.1928 for more information or book an appointment online.

What are Counselling and Psychotherapy About?

Life tends to offer us circumstances, events, and relationships that challenge our ability to manage our feelings and cope with difficult situations. At times, we find ourselves vulnerable, lost, frustrated, angry, sad or weak and struggling to find solutions on our own. This is when Insight Centre, counselling and psychotherapy, may guide your way to finding new inner resources and coping strategies, mediate your relationships and contribute to self-awareness and resiliency.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is deeply rooted in the client-centred paradigm that celebrates the client’s autonomy, strength-based approach, and welcoming each client where they are at in their life journey’s challenges. The empathetic and attentive counselling creates a safe space for our clients to share their struggles and receive professional assistance with their therapeutic goals.

What We Do

If you are looking for a safe and confidential space to open up, a gentle and professional consideration of your situation, and effective therapeutic interventions, our centre is the right place!

We offer professional counselling and psychotherapy services for individuals, couples
teenagersyouth, and families. Virtual and in-person appointments are available for your convenience.

Insight Centre — the place for your inner discoveries and transformation!

How a Barrie Psychotherapist Can Help You

“What can a psychotherapist do?” you may ask. Simply, we offer individuals and couples in Barrie counselling services to help them attain the following:

Why Choose Insight Centre as Your Therapist in Barrie, Ontario

Non-Judgemental, Supportive, and Safe Environment

Our psychotherapist, Tatyana Bashkatova is a supportive and understanding individual whose non-judgemental approach will make you feel heard. She will listen to you and take your issues seriously, establishing a therapeutic rapport with you so you feel welcome and safe.

Experience and Knowledge

Tatyana has received extensive training in all the modalities she uses. She has ample knowledge and experience, giving her the necessary skills to help you address trauma, resolve your issues, and move on from them.

Personalized Approach

Each individual faces their own unique challenges. No single plan will work out for everyone. Insight Centre develops a custom combination of modalities that depends on your distinct needs and preferences. We are committed to seeing you through this journey of self-discovery and healing.

Novel Psychotherapeutic Modality

Tatyana is trained in the method of Emotion-Image Therapy (EIT) which is unique to Europe and not common in Canada yet. The purpose of EIT is the identification and positive transformation of unconscious chronic pathogenic emotional states that give rise to psychological or psychosomatic concerns. This method successfully works with trauma, inner-child healing, depression, anxiety, anger, panic attacks, psychosomatic symptoms, grief, and dysfunctional behaviours.

Insurance Coverage

Our psychotherapy and counselling services are covered by insurance.

Simple Booking Process

We are responsive, which makes the process of booking at our clinic a simple and seamless process. All you need to do is register on our site. We will then send you intake forms. When these forms are completed, we can then see you for your first session.

Schedule an Appointment at Insight Centre

Book online and take the first step on the path to improving your mental health and wellness.

FAQs About Counselling in Barrie, Ontario

Psychotherapy is a complex of interventions that allow clients to realize the underlying issues of their mental health problems and undertake necessary changes for their improvement.
The therapist will create a safe and compassionate atmosphere in the sessions to make your teenager feel safe, accepted and able to express their feelings and thoughts. Using creative strategies, a therapist will facilitate change by guiding your teenager through their challenges. Your teen will learn to communicate their feelings and needs and use coping strategies to manage uncomfortable emotional states like anxiety, anger, etc.

In the couples’ sessions, a therapist will assess the main factors contributing to marriage unwellness. Based on this assessment and the presented couples’ requests, a therapist will offer specific interventions in collaboration with clients that would allow them to improve their relationships. As a result, partners develop better communication, conflict resolution, and emotional regulation skills, and enhance overall relationship dynamics.


In cases of infidelity between spouses, the work focus is on processing the betrayal, trust-building, overcoming a crisis, and transforming relationships to prevent relapse.

During family therapy, you examine your family’s ability to resolve issues and express thoughts and feelings in a healthy and effective manner. You explore family roles, rules, behaviour patterns, and family dynamics that contribute to problems. Your therapist will help you to work through these issues and restore harmony in the family.
Psychotherapy is a unique professional relationship with a therapist, through which the therapist applies a complex of specific therapeutic interventions. In cooperation with a client, these interventions promote clients’ improvement of dysfunctional psychological conditions, behavioural issues, and painful emotional states such as trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, etc.
Using various modalities, psychotherapists use specific techniques to resolve practical emotional, cognitive, or behavioural issues of their clients. On the other hand, psychologists are mainly focused on the theoretical and scientific side of psychological science.

No, RPs cannot diagnose clients. It’s out of our competency scope. Only a psychiatrist or general practitioner (GP) can diagnose. Sometimes psychologists work with psychiatrists and they participate in assessment.


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Psychotherapist: This is an umbrella term for any professional who is trained in the assessment and treatment of cognitive, emotional or behavioural disturbances by psychotherapeutic means, delivered through a therapeutic relationship based primarily on verbal or non-verbal communication. Psychotherapists cannot provide diagnoses or prescribe medication. They also cannot use the Doctor or Dr. Title in a clinical setting. In Ontario, psychotherapists must be registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists in Ontario.


Psychologist: This professional has a PhD in psychology. In addition to performing talk therapy, they have training in psychological testing and diagnostic assessments. Their fees are not covered by OHIP, and they cannot prescribe medication. In Ontario, psychologists must be registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.


Psychiatrist: This professional group has a medical degree and specialty training in psychiatry and, unlike most psychotherapists, can prescribe medication. While psychiatrists are trained in psychotherapy, their focus is on the biological aspects of mental health. They typically see patients for diagnostic assessment and treatment recommendations. As medical doctors, they are OHIP-covered”


Psychotherapists are usually trained to assess and treat their clients’ cognitive, emotional and behavioural issues through therapeutic relationship and methods. However, they cannot diagnose or prescribe medications.


Psychologists with PhD in Psychology, together with training in psychotherapy, are usually trained to perform testing and diagnostic assessments, but they cannot prescribe medication to their clients.


Psychiatrists with a medical degree have specific training in diagnostic assessment and treatment of mental health disorders. These professionals can diagnose and prescribe medications to their clients.

A variety of psychological problems can be treated with psychotherapy, such as individual emotional, cognitive, and behavioural concerns in adults and children; marital relationship dysfunction; family dynamics issues; addictions, and many more.
There is no need for a referral to book an appointment with a psychotherapist in Ontario.
  1. To have a safe and not judgmental space and a professional companion to talk about your emotional concerns and needs.
  2. To gain awareness about the underlying reasons for your emotional, cognitive and behavioural issues.
  3. To obtain knowledge about coping strategies you can use to deal with your psychological concerns.
  4. To receive therapeutic interventions that would promote a resolution of your psychological problems
  5. To gain skills to prevent similar dysfunctions in future.

In general, private therapy in Ontario can cost up to $300 per session. Reach out to us to learn about the rates in our clinic.