Current Student Clinicians at North Simcoe Therapy Network


Mike Barrington

Mike Barrington is a mature, passionate, facilitator with over twenty years of experience creating safe learning environments in men’s circles and co-ed trainings. He is currently with NSTN on Internship as a student in Georgian College’s Addictions Treatment and Prevention Program. One of his primary focuses will be with clients facing substance abuse and behavioral addictions. He has over twenty years of personal experience with twelve step recovery programs. As a retired Captain with the Toronto Fire Service, and former Merchant Marine Captain, Mike is very familiar with the stresses of shift work, Isolated work lifestyles, and the particular difficulties facing emergency responders. He has been married for over 35 years and has two adult children.

Mike will be offering counseling services in the Student Clinic, co-leading groups, and assisting other clinicians.


Tanner Emerson

Tanner holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from Laurentian University in Sport Psychology and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology (MACP) from Yorkville University. He is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and will be completing his practicum placement under supervision at NSTN’s student clinic. He hopes to continue his work in the Midland area after his Master’s education is complete.

Tanner is very passionate about helping others, leading to his desire to work in the mental health field. He uses his caring and compassionate nature in his work by supporting clients through their various concerns, whether related to life transitions, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation and motivation, low self-esteem, habit formation or the general stresses of life’s incredible journey. He is also a former athlete and has a particular interest in the connection between mental health and athletic performance. Tanner looks to employ an eclectic approach using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Psychological Skills Training, and Solution Focused Therapy-based techniques to meet the needs of each client in his work. He believes in the power of collaboration and exploring the needs and unique aspects of his client’s journey together. He aims to equip clients with the tools and insights to navigate life’s challenges and foster positive changes within a supportive, non-judgmental environment.

Outside his professional pursuits, Tanner enjoys engaging in sports and fitness activities, reading, and being outdoors or on the water.

He is excited to learn and grow alongside all the clients he will work with at NSTN!



If you are interested in services through the Student Clinic, please contact NSTN at either (705) 481-1925 or