Geoffrey Reekie took the helm of Parry Sound Counselling in 2018, bringing big- city resources to small- town living. Growing up in Parry Sound he enjoyed the rugged beauty of Georgian Bay, the windswept skyline and the amazing autumn colours. Geoff loved the experience of growing up in a small town, surrounded by family and people who cared.
But it wasn't always easy. Along the way, Geoff learned a lot of hard lessons and struggled with a lot of hurts. Life in a northern town can be hard, and he didn't always have somewhere to turn for help, When he did ask for help, it wasn't very helpful. So when he left Parry Sound for University, he was determined to return home and make a difference in people's lives. He was proud to return in 2001 as a manager for mental health services, and raise my family just steps from my childhood home on Mill Lake. He was fulfilling a commitment to make lives better and to help those who were struggling. After nearly ten years, he returned to the city to take on larger challenges, but he never left Muskoka-Parry Sound, and never forgot my commitment to those who live here.
In 2021, Geoff expanded the practice to create a multi-disciplinary team. We believe therapy should be effective, proven and collaborative. People should have choice to get the help that they need and not to settle for what's available. Therefore, we collaborate with psychiatrists and diverse professionals to bring high-quality services right to the doorstep of Parry Sound.
Whether you need access to a psychiatric consult, want counselling from the comfort of your home or cottage, need the most up-to-date and researched therapies, or you just want to talk. We are here.
We are on a mission to provide high quality mental health resources and services for people in Muskoka-Parry Sound.
Our name is a reflection of the area we love Founded in 2016 by Lisa Lanktree, we’ve gone from a small home office to a beautiful health and wellness centre overlooking the peaceful waters of Mill Lake.
Parry Sound Counselling services are owned and operated by Mr. Geoffrey Reekie, MSW, RSW, (OCSWSSW). Geoff possesses the following credentials:
McMaster University School of Social Work -
Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling (Motivational Interviewing, Contingency Management, and Matrix Model); Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and supervision of CBT for individual and group practice; Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Training (group and individual);
Narrative and Brief-Solution Focused Treatment Interventions for youth;
Trauma-Informed Care and Traumatic Recovery Interventions;
Crisis Intervention (Telephone, Psychiatric, and Mobile Response) for youth;
Skills for Safer Living (An Innovative Suicide Treatment Program).