• What happens to my pension? Cottage? Business?
  • How am I going to get through this?
  • When will I stop feeling sad? Ashamed?
  • How will we split everything?
  • How will we tell the children?
  • What will everyone think?
  • What about the kids?
  • Does it have to be a big court battle?
  • Do we have to sell the house?
  • How am I going to pay the bills?
Individual, Couple and Family Counseling
Credentials & Experience

Consultant to agencies and the Court system; including Criminal and Family Court, Children's Aid Society, Children's Mental Health, and Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and the Police

Board Member York Collaborative Practice 2009-present

Post Graduate Certificate - Connecticut University

Collaborative Divorce Training Level 1 2008

Collaborative Divorce Training Level 2 2009

BSW - Ryerson University

Clinical Supervision for Therapists

The Collaborative Advtange

Barbara Browne

I have been a Social Worker for 30 + years. I am deeply grateful to do the work that I love. My early years were spent working with children and families where abuse, neglect or family violence were occuring. Sexual Abuse work became my special area of interest. (1978 - 1986)

I became immersed in the treatment of abuse, neglect and violence in families as the Clinical Director of York Region Abuse Program in it's formative years. I was a trainer and supervisor to many clinicians as well as offering treatment services to children, adults and offenders of abuse. I was an expert witness in criminal and family courts. (1987 - 1994)  Since that time I have been a Clinical Social Worker in Private Practice. I offer individual, family and couple counselling. The approach I use is optimistic, and emotionally focused. When couple counselling is not successful I am very pleased to offer my clients a healthy way to separate by way of Collaborative Divorce. I have been a Collaborative Divorce professional since 2008.




Collaborative Divorce works better than any other approach I have seen or used in my 30 + years as a Social Worker !

Participants in the Collaborative Process feel a part of the solutions and decision making. They feel much more in control of the future of their family than those who use the Court Process.

Children are the biggest winners I see in the Collaborative Process. Parents are able to plan for the physical, emotional, and financial well being of children, in a way that suits their family best.

— Barbara Browne

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