Meet The OCD North Team

Located in Barrie, Ontario, our team is a growing group of commited individuals from a wide range of different backgrounds. We were brought together by our passion to provide the best treatment available for our clients:  Exposure and Response Prevention. Continue reading to learn a little more about us.

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Merrisa Bragg

Merrisa Bragg MSW, RSW, is the founder of OCD North.  Merrisa is the first in Canada to be certified in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for the treatment of OCD. She is the founder of Canada’s first privately funded and specialized OCD clinic. Merrisa has helped hundreds of children, adults and their families find a path to recovery though exposure and response prevention and family-based treatment. Her joy comes from empowering individuals and parents by teaching them how to live with and overcome OCD and what to do about it, while instilling confidence to tackle their own unique hurdles to have a bright and successful future.

Fun-Fact: Merrisa is also an avid runner and loves boating on the Georgian Bay

Alyssa Donato

Alyssa Donato

Alyssa is the oil to our machine and our clients love her. Alyssa puts 100% effort into our clinic and it's that commitment that our clients and staff really appreciate about her. Alyssa is a trained doula, and early childhood educator.

Fun-Fact: When Merrisa called her references, another clinic owner told her to "hire her."

April Vass

April Vass

April is a social worker currently earning her certification in Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD. When she's not helping clients at OCD North, she's hard at work at a local hospital. April's areas of focus within the practice include adult OCD and relationship OCD.

Fun-Fact: April is a farm girl who loves horses!

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