MDiv, RP, RMFT
Registered Psychotherapist (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, # 003211)
Registered Marriage & Family Therapist (Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
Clinical Fellow (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
James Barber is a skilled and experienced psychotherapist, having worked directly with people facing a wide range of issues, including couple and relationship issues; family conflicts; depression and anxiety; shame and self-worth; compulsive sexual behaviour; problematic alcohol and/or substance use; problem gambling and other behavioural addictions; and crisis intervention.
For more than a decade, James has worked with couples, individuals, and families at a leading mental health and addictions agency in the Greater Toronto Area – first as a frontline counsellor, and then as a clinical supervisor. He brings a wealth of knowledge, skills, and empathy to help make things better – whether you want a deeper understanding of an issue you are facing; want to get “un-stuck” from a pattern or something gripping you; or want to take control of change in your life.
James is collaborative, authentic, easy to talk to, and client-focused; this means every counselling experience is unique and tailored specifically to you and your needs. He uses a creative and integrative approach to his practice, and is primarily influenced by Narrative Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
James loves to spend dedicated time investing in the professional growth of other psychotherapists. As a provider of high-quality clinical supervision for those seeking registration as a psychotherapist in Ontario, James regularly engages in meaningful discussions with his supervisees to further their learning and growth, and help advance the profession as a whole. Supervisees can expect honesty and respect, warmth and friendliness, and a genuine desire to help you achieve the clinical excellence you want to embody with each of your clients.