Welcome to OCD North!

About Us

Discover the story behind OCD North.

Merrisa Little founded OCD North to address gaps in the mental health care system. OCD affects 1-3% of the population, but very few mental health professionals in Canada specialize in the disorder. Clients have difficulty finding OCD experts and many mental health clinicians have a difficult time implementing ERP protocol.

OCD North In The News

See what people have to say about the work we're doing at OCD North.

Barrie Today

Discover the services provided by OCD North.

Exposure & Response Prevention
Paediatric OCD Therapy
Individual OCD Therapy
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions
Free Peer Mentorship
Free Parents and Caregiver Group

Read our values

Learn more about why we are so passionately focused on helping people struggling with OCD.

To innovate OCD care in Canada.

To instill hope and promote recovery from OCD.

To create a culture of motivation and collaboration in which staff, students, and volunteers feel open to expressing vulnerability and accepting accountability; to collectively and individually provide care that is impactful and highlights healthy balance in our lives and the lives of our clients.

Meet The OCD North Team.

Located in Barrie, Ontario, our team is a growing group of committed individuals from a wide range of different backgrounds. We were brought together by our passion to provide the best treatment available for our clients.

Merrisa Little

Founder & CEO

Heather Armstrong

Clinic Manager

Shaina Charles

ERP Therapist

Sarah Bryson

ERP Therapist

Samantha Boddington

ERP Therapist

Monique Obeng

ERP Therapist

Erin Fairbanks

Intern ERP Therapist

Melissa Walker

ERP Therapist

Jennie Cruickshank


Pam Sparrow


Matt Cribbs

Intern ERP Therapist

What Makes us Experts?

There is a long list of mental health concerns we do not treat because OCD requires expert care.

We believe effective treatment of OCD requires specialized skills and an environment conducive to using these skills.

We turned research into practice with the creation of OCD North, and listened to our community when they wanted more. Experts implement best practices, dedicate their careers to their passion, and listen to the community in which they serve. OCD North is an expert team working in unity to facilitate recovery from obsessive compulsive disorder. It’s all we do.