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
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.

A safe space for individuals living with OCD that consistently offers competent and authentic care, fosters a sense of community, and highlights integrity and transparency in all aspects of client care.

To create a community that values inclusivity and strives to empower and motivate others in a safe environment where individuals and families can feel supported, understood, and hopeful about overcoming 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

Shaina Charles

Clinician & COO

Heather Armstrong

Clinic Manager

Sarah Bryson


Samantha Boddington


Melissa Walker


Monique Obeng