Office locations in Penetang, Midland and Elmvale

Hours: By appointment only

Call or Text: 705 540-6117 

Email: trent@compasscounsellingandtherapy.com  

Counselling and Therapy
Trent Simons 
RP, Mdiv Clinical Counselling

Individuals come to therapy for a wide range of reasons.  We all have areas of our life that need healing. You are the expert on your life and I bring my training and experience.  Working together, we will help you make changes in your life that will help you in your journey of becoming the person you are meant to be.

Relationships are not easy, yet humans are made to be in relationship.  Every relationship takes work, and the closer we are to someone, the more work it takes.  But the payoff of a healthy relationship is something we cannot find anywhere else.

My faith inspires me to do this work.  Some people want to engage in therapy from a spiritual perspective.  While I never impose my beliefs onto another person, for those whose relationship with Creator forms an important part of their life, I am happy to bring the spiritual into therapy.

All families go through periods of struggle.  Sometimes families need healing from deeper traumas.  An observer and helper who stands outside the family's turmoil can help families get through a rough stretch, heal those deeper hurts and grow in harmony with each other.

 
My Approach

As a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, with Master’s level training and education, plus twenty years of experience in helping professions, I feel prepared to come alongside you as you work to reorient your life in a more healthy direction and grow in harmony with others. 

About me

Although I was born and raised in the Philippines and have extensive cross-cultural experience, my wife and I have firmly rooted our family in this community for the past 15 years.  Two Master's Degrees and an emphasis on Indigenous Studies have helped equip me to do this work with a wide range of people.

Getting Help

Here are just some of the topics people address when coming to therapy:

Depression
Anxiety

PTSD/Trauma
Relationship difficulties
Fear

Marriage concerns

Stress management

Guilt

Family conflict

Determining life purpose
Shame
Grief and loss

Self-esteem

College/university issues

Life decisions
Addictions

Loss of independence

Gender identity

Sexuality

Spirituality

Anger

 

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

Helen Keller