OCD Wellness

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Meet April

April has been working in the mental health field for 8+ years. Before specializing in OCD, April worked in local emergency departments and police detachments supporting individuals in crisis. During this experience, the harmful stereotypes of OCD and the gap in evidence-based practices for OCD became evident to April. This awareness fueled April’s passion for specializing in obsessive-compulsive disorder and Exposure and Response Prevention.

April is a well-versed clinician in OCD and a CTSA-Certified clinician in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD. April is active and present in her treatment approach and strives to teach individuals and families how to live well with OCD. April fosters an environment for individuals to become their own champions in their recovery journey.

April can be described as empathetic, authentic, and hilarious (she had us put that one in). Jokes aside, April enjoys humour, which can be seen in sessions together in a professional manner.

April Vass


why choose

OCD Wellness

OCD Wellness supports individuals in finding their inner strength and resilience during their journey with OCD.  We see the importance of externalizing OCD from the individual. With an empathetic approach, we provide evidence-based learning and tools for the individual to become an expert in OCD. 

Our mission

OCD Wellness was founded on the principle of supporting individuals and families in regaining their life and learning how to live well with OCD, using an evidence-based, gold-standard approach. We ensure individuals are provided with an empathetic, educational, and empowering environment, met with integrity and respect.

Our vision

OCD Wellness is passionate and dedicated to bridging the gap in services to support individuals and families through their OCD journey. We strive to create a safe space for individuals to discover their strength and resilience, through well-informed, hands-on, and accountable care.



Is a referral or diagnosis required to access services?

A referral or diagnosis is NOT required to access services from OCD Wellness. Instead, an assessment will be completed to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

Anyone can connect with OCD Wellness by phone, email, or online booking, with an opportunity for a free 15-minute consultation.

Does OCD Wellness support children and families?

Yes, OCD Wellness supports all ages, including pediatrics and families. OCD Wellness encourages family involvement while respecting the decision of the individuals. When families of loved ones living with OCD are not ready for treatment, OCD Wellness does offer support to families.

Are services covered by insurance?

OCD Wellness clinician is a Registered Social Worker holding a master’s degree. Although services are not covered by OHIP, most insurance companies do cover social work services; you are encouraged to call your provider to inquire. After payment, you will receive an invoice with the clinician’s registration number to submit to your insurance.

What is the length and frequency of sessions?

Sessions are 50 minutes long, starting with 1 – 2 times a week, depending on severity level. Treatment will generally require 17 to 22 sessions; however, factors such as homework completion, dedication to treatment, insight, and severity level can impact treatment progress.

Do you offer in-person or virtual sessions?

OCD Wellness offers in-person sessions in the Barrie area, with virtual sessions available to individuals in Ontario and New Brunswick.

I have more questions; can I talk to someone before accessing services?

Yes! OCD Wellness offers a free 15-minute phone consultation with an ERP Clinician bookable online, through a call at (705) 417-3250, or by email to the office at info@ocd-wellness.com.

Are you hiring clinicians?

Check out the page Join The Team to see all current job openings. 

Contact OCD Wellness


110-15 Gallie Ct, Barrie, ON L4M 7G1


Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm