Lisa Baranieski – Registered Psychologist

Behind Our Great Fear, Lies Our Greatest Gift


I take a lot of pride in creating a comfortable haven for my clients, where people can feel safe discussing the things they fear most.  Many of us have good friends and family to speak to about our troubles, and some do not.  Either way, my knowledge of how the mind works alongside my compassion and genuine wish to help people, makes me a good choice to be your go-to-professional.

“I want you to leave your appointments feeling more confident you can deal with your challenges in the real world.”




I am a psychologist who current with latest treatment strategies, and who can relate to the challenges that are holding you back in life.  If you are not living the life you want, or not enjoying the things you want or used to enjoy, my therapy style will be a good fit.  I help people become free of the patterns that might be holding them back.

“I aim to help you get better, not just feel better.”





If you meet me, you will discover that I am very transparent and down-to-earth – a “real” person, and probably a lot like you.  Envision yourself feeling deeply understood and never judged…and by someone similar to your age so you don’t have to explain why some things matter to you.  I’ve been told by a many clients that working with me was a “breath of fresh air” and that they wished they would have come earlier.   I hope that my uplifting spirit can give you the courage and strength you need to explore your vulnerabilities.

You will feel supported, accepted and compassion from my heart no matter what you are going through or experiencing.  All humans struggle, and every struggle deserves to be honoured.  How you feel deserves to be respected and never judged.

“Our work together will help you get to know your self better so you can trust your own intuition for guidance as you work through challenges in life”

I have had to overcome many obstacles in my life to get where I am today.  I too sought help along the way, that made a big difference in the speed and success of moving forward.

My career is devoted to paying forward the guidance and support I received in my life, to enable you to live the life you always wanted.


I am a Good Fit For You If:

  • You want a Psychologist who is easy to talk to who will make your experience uplifting
  • You want a Psychologist who is by side and will work hard to deeply understand your experience and help you work towards getting what you need in life
  • You want a Psychologist who is kind and caring, but will give you honest and direct advice about you and your situation.
  • You want a Psychologist who is hopeful, positive and believes in you.
  • You want a judgement-free zone.

Issues I Work With:

  • Getting anxiety under control
  • Navigating through relationship challenges
  • Working through depression more easily
  • Motivation difficulties
  • Career counselling – changing careers, exploring careers or getting your dream job
  • Recovering from grief or loss (including losing a loved one or loss of a job)
  • Developing a healthy self-esteem and learning to like/love yourself
  • Working through relationship affairs
  • Divorce or relationships ending
  • Overcoming stress and feeling overwhelmed
  • Family difficulties
  • Discovering meaning and purpose in life
  • Managing difficult emotions such as anger
  • Supporting through transitions in life such as having children, losing a loved one, or marriage
  • Weight loss and healthy eating
  • Body image and eating disorders
  • Substance abuse and addictions
  • And MORE – email me to see if I can help you with the challenge you are experiencing

Client Characteristics:

  • Adults
  • Teens (15+)
  • Couples

As a Registered Psychologist, you may have coverage from your employer insurance for my services.  Contact your insurance company for more information about your coverage.

I am available to in-person sessions, Skype, FaceTime and phone sessions.  I am also available for speaking opportunities, media work, and guest writing/blogging.