Barbara Anschuetz, OACCPP

Barbara, the team lead at The Trauma Centre, is a certified psychotherapist (OACCPP) who has provided clinical therapy, supervision and consultation in trauma and grief assessment and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults for over 25 years. As a Certified Trauma Specialist, Certified Traumatologist, Diplomat of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and Certified EMDR Therapist. Barbara has provided trauma response and presentations provincially, nationally and internationally on grief, trauma, PTSD and resilience.

For the past 15 years, Barbara has been the volunteer Clinical Director of the York Region Critical Incident Stress Team, a registered charity. This team, consisting of police, fire, paramedics, ER and Mental Health professionals, provides psychological first aid to emergency service responders after workplace critical incidents.

"My approach to therapy is client-centered and multi-disciplinary as each client comes with unique needs and abilities to cope with anxiety, grief, depression, trauma or other life circumstances. A trusting therapeutic relationship is of first importance to me. Employing evidence-based strategies in CBT, CPT, EMDR and IPT, as well as supportive therapy approaches, provides the tools to help clients rebuild their sense of trust in self, others and the world."