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.
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.
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.
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.
Case Manager, Addictions Counsellor
Brenda brings insightful care and much experience to the team. She has worked in residential rehabs, recovery groups, community outreaches, individual counselling services, opiate advisory committees, youth groups and led the initiative to open a winter shelter in Alliston. She has taught about addictions and mental health in high schools, churches and community groups. Brenda is all about connection and passionately believes that there is hope for healing and change through community.
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, Board of Directors Representative
Bill started attending a faith based 12 step program about 5 years ago. Having led three different men's small groups on his journey in freedom, Bill attributes his success to his strong faith in Jesus and his firm belief that his faith, combined with hard work and following the 12 steps, anyone can find sobriety and freedom from their hurts, hangups and habits. Bill has been a firefighter for over 30 years and a follower of Jesus for 23 years and brings enthusiasm and fun into everything he does. He has been married to Kathleen for 27 years and has 4 grown sons and 2 grandchildren.
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!