Individual, Marriage and Family Counselling


Vanessa has a wide range of expertise, and is available to assist you in achieving your counselling goals. She is trained in a variety of different therapies, which can be used independently or blended together to create an individualized treatment plan for you. 




Vanessa is a Registered Psychotherapist in Bracebridge, Ontario. She is very familiar with Muskoka, as she has lived here most of her life. In January of 2011, started her own private practice, after working in the local school systems for many years.

Vanessa holds a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counselling from Liberty University in Virginia, USA which she obtained in 2011. She graduated in 2007 from Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario with a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies.

Vanessa has been practicing solely in the counselling field for over 7 years. She volunteers for Hospice Muskoka, and other local organizations working with people who require grief therapy, and providing other volunteer services for her community.




Professional Support for:

- Children
- Families
- Adults
- Adolescents
- Couples

Practicing in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Theoretical Orientations:

- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Couples Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy
- Marital Therapy
- Behaviour Therapy

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Specific Problem Areas:

- Adjustment Disorder
- Affair Recovery
- Anxiety Disorder
- Anger Control
- Battered Women
- Bereavement/Grief
- Child Abuse/Neglect/Sexual Abuse
- Children and Divorce
- Christian Counselling
- Conflict Resolution
- Communication Skills
- Domestic Violence Victims
- Depression
- Drug Abuse
- Educational Counselling
- Eating Disorders
- Elder Abuse
- Gender Identity
- Habit Disorders
- Infertility
- Intimacy Problems
- Learning Disabilities
- Mood Disorders
- Marriage and/or Family counselling
- Low Self-Esteem
- Palliative Care
- Panic Disorders
- Parent/Child Interaction
- Personality Disorders
- Phobic Disorders
- Pre-martial Counselling
- Pregnancy/Childbirth Counselling
- Relationship Difficulties
- School Problems
- Spiritual Direction
- Sexual Assault, Deviancy, Dysfunction, Harassment
- Stress Management
- Women’s Health




Counselling is a joint effort between the counselor and the client, which cannot be successful without hard work, energy and courage from both ends.

There are many reasons people seek counselling; regardless of the reasons, Vanessa believes an enhanced sense of self understanding is essential in all situations. Therapy provides a safe place to explore reactions to past, present, or future thoughts and feelings about yourself, and the people in your life. It allows you the opportunity to practice new ways of interacting within relationships.

Each individual has a unique view of the world, which is based from your role in it. Together we will decide on the amount of sessions needed to achieve your personal goals.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.

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Private Fees

Counselling is an investment in yourself. Private fees are discussed during the initial phone call or first session, and if required a receipt can be given. Vanessa offers competitive rates.

Some things to consider

  •  Vanessa Lewis offers over the phone counselling for out-of-town individuals, sick individuals, or bad weather conditions. If you do not want to miss an appointment a time can be arranged that works to complete a session via skype or phone.
  • For people who come from out of town, group, doubled-up, or lengthened sessions can be arranged to ensure you can get the most out of your drive to Bracebridge.
  • Many amenities located around the office, in short walking or driving distance.

Should you require more information, please feel free to call or email to inquire. Vanessa will provide further details for you.


Vanessa offers counselling services to clients in Muskoka and surrounding areas. 


Vanessa Lewis Counselling


126 Kimberley Ave
Bracebridge, ON
P1L 1Z9

Office Hours:
Monday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 4:00pm
Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm


Please fill out the form below and Vanessa will contact you within 48 hours.

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