• What happens to my pension? Cottage? Business?
  • How am I going to get through this?
  • When will I stop feeling sad? Ashamed?
  • How will we split everything?
  • How will we tell the children?
  • What will everyone think?
  • What about the kids?
  • Does it have to be a big court battle?
  • Do we have to sell the house?
  • How am I going to pay the bills?
Empowering Counselling Services
Credentials & Experience

Cognitive Behavioural Therpy Training, 2009

Anxiety Training, 2009

Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists – Member in Good Standing

Neuro-Behavioural Therapy Training, 2009

Interpersonal Therapy Training, 2009

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Laurentian University

Collaborative Team Practice Training Level I & II

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training, 2008

Masters of Arts Counselling Psychology Candidate (2014)

Season’s Centre for Grieving Children, Group Facilitator Certificate -1996

The Collaborative Advtange

Sandy Johnston

Sandy Johnston is a Family Coach and Counsellor at Empowering Counselling Services (ECS).  ECS is a personal growth and self empowering counselling centre serving Barrie and area.  Sandy offers several counselling modalities: individual child, adult, couple, and family, as well as parenting and divorce coaching. Additionally, Sandy provides coaching for parents of children with disabilities.

At Empowering Counselling Services the therapeutic approach is one of guidance and support for each person, couple or family going through life’s challenges. 

Sandy has practiced as a mental health counsellor for several years, under the tutelage of Dr. S. Rajkhowa, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, in Barrie. Sandy continues to offer counselling services working with children and adults through her private practice. Sandy also specializes in counselling people with disabilities.

Sandy is extremely passionate about supporting and assisting others in their emotional growth and reclaiming the power within themselves in order to have the ability to guide the direction of their life.   

My goals, passions, and ideals as a Family Coach lay in the belief of assisting people with opening minds, self advocating, and acceptance of self.  The Collaborative Team Practice approach assists people through the trauma and turmoil that separation and divorce can be, using these same ideals.

— Sandy Johnston

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