Amber Sperling

Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist, MSW and RSW

Amber Sperling

Contact Info

Amber Sperling Social Work and Psychotherapy Services
80 Bradford Street, Suite WW15, Barrie, ON
In-person in the Barrie area – Virtually across Ontario 

Phone: 249-487-0760

Amber Sperling is a Social Worker, Psychotherapist with over 12 years of experience providing mental health therapy in various settings. Clients express appreciation for Amber’s client-centred approach, beginning by defining goals and building resources for managing distress. Amber believes distressing experiences can be transformed into memories instead of carried as the defining piece of your identity. Anxiety and depression do not need to be barriers to long-term wellness, and evidence-based treatments are available.
One of her favourite quotes which defines her philosophy to care is from Albert Ellis: “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”

Advanced Training and Certifications include:
• Postpartum Support International Perinatal Mental Health Certification
• Empty Cradle, Broken Heart : providing support for pregnancy loss and infant death
• Advanced Certificate Practicum in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy with the Albert Ellis Institute
• Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
• Frontline trauma treatment
• Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I),
• Acupuncture detoxification (NADA protocol)
• Mindfulness

Amber holds registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, Ontario Association of Social Workers, EMDR Canada, and National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). When not providing psychotherapy in the community, Amber enjoys spending time with her family, being by the lake, travelling and coaching dragon boat teams.

Therapists by province / territory


A short description of the various therapist certifications in Ontario.

Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Psychologists are required to complete a related Masters and Ph.D. program to practice in the province of Ontario that must be research-based and subsequently have a thesis component. They are governed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

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Registered Psychotherapists

Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) are registered by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and, like Registered Social Workers and Clinical Psychologists, are permitted to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.

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Registered Social Workers

Registered Social Workers (RSW) are helping individuals to enhance their well-being. They are governed by the Ontario College of Social Workers.