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Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step; let me take it with you! -- Adapted 

I can see clients anywhere in Ontario as most sessions are being offered over a secure video platform or telephone. No need to leave the comfort of your home or office. 

For your preference, I provide in-person sessions as well.

People come to counselling / psychotherapy for many reasons. Sometimes they are struggling with distressing emotions that get in the way of their productivity, daily functioning and peace of mind. Other times, they want to have better experiences in their relationships with family, friends, a spouse, partner, or co-workers. In some cases they are going through periods of change and struggle to find balance and comfort in the midst of uncertainty. If you are at an impasse in your life... if you simply cannot go on with things being the way they are... you are in the perfect place for change to happen!

People come to me for issues related to:

Mental Health, Stress Management, Relationships Issues, Life Transitions and more...

My name is Sharon Barrett; I am the founder of Deep Blue Counselling and Mental Wellness Services. In my private practiceclients can work through their challenges; harness their strengths; gain perspective; and move toward that state of balance we all seek. 


I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and have a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Toronto, specializing in Mental Health. (Verified by Psychology Today) I have been working with individuals experiencing various levels of distress -- and their families -- since 2007.

I have been trained in a number of therapeutic approaches and integrate these models to inform my work with clients. As well, I engage in on-going training to ensure my knowledge and skills remain current and that I can address the ever-evolving and complex issues clients bring to therapy. For more information about my therapeutic approach, please see the "My Approach" section of this website.

I work with individuals 18 years and older, across Ontario, to address a number of therapeutic issues, including:


  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Relationship issues

  • Life transitions

  • Grief

  • Work/Life Balance

  • Low Self Esteem

  • Cross-cultural Issues

  • Racial Identity

  • Loneliness and Isolation

If you have considered counselling but have not yet acted upon it; don't put it off any longer! As an experienced therapist and mental health practitioner, I can work with you to harness your internal resources and develop the tools you need to feel more in control of your emotions and your life.


Contact Me

If you are considering therapy or have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. You can call or send me an email through this site.

Deep Blue Counselling and Mental Wellness Services

(Inside Leaside Therapy Centre)

1395 Bayview Avenue

Toronto, Ontario

M4G 3A6

Tele: (647) 614-6588

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