in Orillia & Surrounding Area


Meet Elizabeth Van Houtte

Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, PhD, RSW


I have joined The Colborne Street Clinic at 79 Colborne Street East in Orillia and am excited to announce that my social work practice, EVH Counselling, is now accepting referrals and new clients. I am fully registered with the College of Social Service Workers and Social Workers of Ontario (registration no. 819260) and provide evidence-based practice for mental health, including depression, anxiety, coping skills, and life transitions.

I have extensive experience assisting those with disabilities in returning to work, school, or training. In response to the increased stress of today’s employment settings, EVH Counselling also offers workplace wellness counselling.

I am a breast cancer survivor. I bring to my interventions an intimate awareness of the grief, loss, and uncertainty of life-altering experiences.

For more than thirty years I have worked front line with clients and been involved in designing, managing, and delivering recovery-oriented mental health services. I have been a university instructor in social work as well as a consultant for service programs and government agencies.

People need opportunity to freely discuss, and heal from, their journey. A compassionate, calm and open dialogue is the best route to achieving strength in coping and conviction in recovery. This is what EVH Counselling offers.

I look forward to working with you to meet your personal, professional, or corporate needs.


I can help with:

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Career Guidance

  • Grief

  • Life Transitions

  • Peer Relationships

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Stress

  • Mediation

  • Workplace Stress

  • Cancer support

Your Health Starts Here

Contact Info


The Colborne St Clinic

79 Colborne St E

Orillia, ON L3V 1T6