Welcome to OCD North!

Our 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.

Meet Our Founder.

Merrisa Bragg is a registered Social Worker in three provinces. She specializes in the treatment of paediatric OCD and family-based treatment. Her certification in Exposure and Response Prevention is not yet a standard in OCD care. Merrisa enjoys boating on the Georgian Bay, long-distance running, and laughing with her stepkids.

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Merrisa Bragg

Founder & CEO
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Teresa Harris

Clinician

Meet an Amazing Clinician.

Teresa has several years of experience within Hospice/Palliative Care supporting those who are living with a life-limiting illness or who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Teresa has practiced psychotherapy in support of individuals experiencing mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD symptoms.

Meet an Amazing Clinician.

Sarah practices from a solution-focused and goal-oriented framework, blending the tenants of cognitive behavioral theory into her work. Sarah appreciates the complexity of the mind and is passionate about working with clients in their pursuit of overall wellbeing.

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Sarah Bryson

Clinician
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Shaina Charles

Clinician

Meet an Amazing Clinician.

Shaina was introduced to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and ERP therapy while completing her first practicum at OCD North. She quickly developed a desire to advocate for this community. Her mission is to raise awareness on OCD and create resources that add value to the lives of individuals and families affected by OCD.

Meet an Amazing Clinician.

Melissa is a social worker that has been working in the community for over 7 years. Melissa believes in meeting clients where they are at in their mental health journey, and working from there. With lived experience of OCD, Melissa is committed to supporting folks to reach their goals.

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Melissa Walker

Clinician
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Monique Obeng

Clinician

Meet an Amazing Clinician.

Monique completed her practicum at OCD North, where she discovered her passion for working with the OCD community. Monique is a therapist with 5 years of experience working from an anti-oppressive lens to support the mental wellness of children and families. Monique is a Registered Social Worker and is trained in Exposure with Response Prevention for the treatment of OCD by the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Meet an Amazing Clinician.

Heather is a new addition to the OCD North team. She is a married mother of two children and has a 120 lb furbaby French Mastiff named Ginger. In her spare time, Heather enjoys baking, sewing, gardening, and going for walks with her dog. Some of her other passions include attending renaissance faires, camping, and cosplaying as Wonder Woman. Heather is delighted to join the OCD North team and looks forward to a bright future with them.

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Heather Armstrong

Clinician