Welcome to Wendy McQuaig M.S.W., R.S.W., R.P., Registered Psychotherapist

Welcome to Wendy McQuaig M.S.W., R.S.W., R.P., Registered Psychotherapist

Welcome to Wendy McQuaig M.S.W., R.S.W., R.P., Registered Psychotherapist Welcome to Wendy McQuaig M.S.W., R.S.W., R.P., Registered Psychotherapist Welcome to Wendy McQuaig M.S.W., R.S.W., R.P., Registered Psychotherapist
Wendy McQuaig, has worked with Individuals, Couples, Families, Teens and Children for 30 years.

About Me

Theoretical Approach

About Me

Wendy McQuaig, M.S.W., R.S.W., R.P., has 30 years experience in the field of psychotherapy.  During that time she has worked with thousands of Individuals, Couples, Families, Teens and Children  throughout Simcoe County and Muskoka. 



Theoretical Approach

About Me

Usually, the therapy is provided in an informal, comfortable setting,  However, at this time, due to COVID-19, all sessions are being held on line or by phone, depending on preference,  Wendy works with  a  wide range of mental health issues including: depression, anxiety, workplace stress, marital problems, blended family issues, separation, parenting, victims of abuse, grief etc.. 


Theoretical Approach

Theoretical Approach

Theoretical Approach

Wendy is able to draw from a repertoire of theoretical approaches depending on the situation.  Most commonly she uses a Solution Focus, Brief Therapy or Cognitive Behavioural Approach to help you and your partner or family achieve your goals. 


Education & Experience

 Wendy McQuaig, M.S.W., R.S.W., R.P., has a Masters Degree from University of Toronto in the field of Social Work, with a focus of study in Clinical Therapy.  She is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario as well as  the  Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She is also a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals.  In addition, Wendy has a Bachelors Degree from Queen's University where she studied General Arts and Psychology.   

Since 1989, she has worked with thousands of individuals, couples, families, teens & children from throughout Simcoe County and Muskoka.

For several years, she also worked as a sessional professor at Lakehead University (Orillia) where she taught Clinical Foundation Skills for the Post Graduate Bachelor of Social Work Program.  

Wendy is also a popular speaker on a variety of mental health topics related to both workplace and personal issues. 


Children, Teens and Families

Wendy is experienced in working with children and families.  She spent 10 years working in the field of Children's Mental Health with children, teens and  families.   Wendy uses play to help children communicate and express 

themselves.  She also includes parents in the therapy to help them better understand how to assist their child with the issue he/she is struggling with as well as providing parents with useful resources.


In addition, Wendy provides family therapy for families going through a difficult time, struggling to get along., or blending into a new family. 

TEENS:  Wendy does a great deal of work with teens, whether they just need a place to talk or to work on something specific. 


Other important information


The therapy setting is an informal, relaxed environment where you, your partner or family, can feel at home.   Wendy is skilled in the art of listening and helping clients move forward at their own pace.   

Wendy often gets very positive feedback from her clients and frequently hears from them how helpful the process has been  Therapy sessions are scheduled according to your needs.  There is no set number of sessions  you must attend.  Therapy does not need to be long to be helpful. Often 3 or 4 sessions can make an important difference. Come and try an appointment and see if you find it helpful.   

There is an hourly fee for service and there is no sliding scale.  Feel free to call for information.  

A receipt will be emailed at the end of every appointment.  If you can claim it through benefits or insurance you are welcome to.  Wendy is a Registered Psychotherapist (R.P.) & a Registered Clinical Social Worker (R.S.W.) .  If you have coverage for either, her services would qualify.  If you do not have coverage, you can claim the fee as a medical expense on your tax return.

Payment can be made by  Visa, Master Card, or e-transfer. 

Wendy has a very active, full time practice with an extensive referral base from family doctors, schools, lawyers and other professionals.  However, there is NO REFERRAL NEEDED.

Feel free to call or email to book an appointment or to  find out more:


     705 326-4262


Contact Information


Office is located one block west of Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, just off Mississaga St.  6 Frederick St. is between Mississaga & Colborne Streets. It is a light blue house with offices in it.  Free parking. 

Wendy McQuaig M.S.W., Registered Psychotherapist

6 Frederick St, Orillia, ON L3V 5W4, Canada

Phone: (705) 326-4262 FAX: (705) 326-4252 Email: wendymcquaigtherapy@gmail.com


Open today

09:30 a.m. – 05:30 p.m.

Mon-Thurs: 9:30 am - 5:30/6:00 pm
(By appointment only)

** Clients are welcome to call or email for an appointment.  No referral necessary.


Send Message to Wendy