Just like a butterfly, we can grow and change.

 Everyone’s journey is as unique as they are and that's how your counselling should be. My job is to listen, then help you reach your goals, whatever your goals are. 

In the world of counselling I'm unique for several reasons however the reason that should stand out the most is how my clients find me. The vast majority of my new clients are referrals from my other existing or past clients. The next most common method clients end up in my office is doctors and employers referring individuals who are affected by traumatic events in their lives. This includes people involved in or affected by a traumatic accidents or loss, as well as 1st responders who have seen one too many unforgettable sites during their day to day jobs. Beyond these two sources for new clients there are a few who find me through an internet search. Understanding I am not depending on an insurance company to provide referrals means that I provide a unique and unparalleled service for counselling, couching and mentoring.

Although I do not receive direct referrals from insurance companies, those insurance and EAP / EFAP plans which list Social Workers with a Masters in Social Work (MSW) as a qualified provider will typically directly reimburse you for my services. This reimbursement is limited to the details of your individual plan. Please contact me for further information.

If you feel stuck, want to change some part of your life or who you are, then give me a call or send me an email or text. 

All services are available in person in Stratford at my office. For those who are unable to come to Stratford, I'm available by phone or video sessions. I actively do sessions by phone and video with clients from coast to coast across Canada. Continuity for my clients is imperative and for this reason I make every effort possible to provide seamless service for my clients regardless of circumstances of time or place. 

Summary of services

This is a brief summary of some of the services provided.

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Anger management
  • Addictions
  • PTSD and associated struggles
  • Attachment and healthy relationship building
  • Personal development to create change   ( What's next when you simply feel stuck )
  • Business leadership skill development  ( A person is at the centre of every decision, learn to be your best )
  • Anxiety, fear and stress management related to driving or being the passenger in a motor vehicle. Counselling and skills development are provided:  
    • in office  
    • in stationary vehicle  
    • in vehicle travelling on the road  
    • Services provided for passenger as well as commercial  vehicles 


  • Sliding scale for counselling, based on income  (typically $70-100 per session)
  • Services may be paid by your employee (EAP or EFAP) benefits plans, or other insurance.  
  • Fees are per session, sessions are booked for 90 minutes  
  • Appointments are available 7 days a week with both day and evening appointments available  

Contact Rick

Better yet, see Rick in person!


Appointments for counselling are available to meet your busy schedule, both day and evening appointments available 7 days a week. 

Rick Sherwood and RS Therapy Group

348 devon st, Stratford, ON n5a2z9, ca

(519) 301-1702

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