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Our Team

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Larry Pardy, CD RSW

Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist

Larry has 30 years of experience in social work and counseling, and boasts a proud military background with the Canadian Armed Forces.  Specializing in marriage counseling and everything that affects relationships, including pornography and addictions, Larry has a soft but straight forward touch in helping our clients heal and move forward in life.

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Elaine Horlings, B.A. Psych. M.Div

Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Elaine firmly believes that every person who walks through her door is unique and the difficulties they bring with them are shaped by the individuals' own personal experiences, familial upbringing, morals, values and beliefs.  For this reason, Elaine prefers to take a person-centered, integrative approach to therapy.  Elaine creates a counselling environment that is caring and compassionate and she specializes in the areas of grief and loss, anxiety and depression, abuse, and issues surrounding identity, acceptance, and self confidence.

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Trent Simons, M.Div

Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Counselling

Trent is a Registered Psychotherapist with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counselling (Indigenous Studies emphasis) from Tyndale University and Seminary. Trent has extensive training and experience in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and provider status for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). He has additional training and experience with Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Narrative Therapy. He specializes in working with PTSD, anxiety and mood disorders.  While Trent brings some training and experience in the area of therapy and counselling, you are the expert on your life. Therapy is a collaborative process in which your experiences (both positive and negative) and strengths combine with the skills a therapist has learned to move you towards becoming the person you were meant to be.

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Lindsay Tsang

Professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Lindsay Tsang is a Registered Psychotherapist with a practice in Barrie. His passion is to see people living in freedom.  Lindsay leads a team of counselors and psychotherapists at his practice, helping people to hit the "reset button" in their lives, sharing with them the tools to heal, build good relationships, and pursue a meaningful life vision.

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Dan Spoelstra

Certified Mental Health and Addictions Counsellor

Dan brings a wide variety of experience to the team in the field of mental health and addictions. Dan has worked in CAS group homes, Detention Facilities, Youth at Risk (including custody) outdoor therapeutic settings, adult residential treatment centres (co-ed and all male) and in private individual/family counselling.  With a passion to help renew and restore individuals and their families with God and each other through healthy tools and strategies, Dan mentors clients to grow in love, integrity, forgiveness and empathy.

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Paul Maybee

Peer Support Worker, Hope House Intern

Paul loves people.  With his friendly and kind approachability, Paul is able to connect with almost anyone, any time, anywhere.  Paul is passionate about helping people, and he understands the struggles of our clients because of his own lived experience.  As Paul prepares for his full time work in a career of helping people to become everything they were created to be, he lives on-site as the after-hours Hope House supervisor, and invests in our clients in real life-on-life mentorship.


12 Step Programme Facilitator

Our hope is to launch a drop-in 12 step programme for anyone who needs support.  We are open to receiving inquiries from qualified individuals to volunteer in this capacity.

Volunteers and Others

Hope House Assistants/Hosts and Peer Support Workers

Our diverse team includes people from many backgrounds who simply love and care for our clients.  Every team member is vetted through our risk management protocol with background checks.  We excel at creating supportive community, and each team member is selected because of their ability to connect with people in a manner that is inviting and that lowers barriers to belonging and inclusion.  This is because we all believe that the opposite of addiction and hopelessness is connection.  In addition, we love to help people to help people, and we intentionally invest in potential peer support workers and others to multiply our compassion and connection.  Let us know if you would like to join our team!

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