Dr. Anna Baranowsky, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Clinical Psychologist, Trauma Specialist, Relationship Counsellor, Author, Speaker

"When fear stops driving your life ... Imagine the possibilities!"

~Dr. Anna Baranowsky


Experiencing a traumatic event or having a trauma history can shape our lives in significant ways.  Strategies for Post Traumatic Growth can help you move forward.



Need an assessment for work or legal purposes? Dr. Baranowsky and her team have extensive experience working with insurance companies, WSIB, lawyers, etc. We are happy to help.



Are you are professional or community worker wanting more experience helping trauma survivors?  The Traumatology Institute has trained students in over 42 countries.



We are dedicated to helping those who may not be able to see Dr. Baranowsky or one of her team members.  Visit our resource page or sign up for our free videos and emails.


We look forward to meeting you.

My Approach

After a traumatic event, many people feel they are unable to move on with their lives. They experience anxiety, avoidance, sleep problems, and flashbacks to the traumatic event. In essence, their whole perspective of the world shifts dramatically and they feel they are unable to get out of this ongoing living nightmare.

The approach I co-authored with Dr. Eric Gentry, "The Trauma Practice Approach", is a time-tested, CBT-based approach, focused on helping you get better. There are 3 main steps: Harness Calm; Work Through Trauma Memories; and re-engage in life.

Expertise & Specialties

  • Trauma Assessment and Treatment
  • Stress and Anxiety Management
  • Couples Therapy (Emotionally Focused Therapy)
  • Compassion Fatigue Care Consulting
  • Workplace Bullying & Harassment
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Trauma Therapy (i.e., Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR); Thematic Map & Release; CBT Trauma Therapy; Trauma Practice, etc.)
  • Professional training & supervision
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Media & Affiliations

Dr. Baranowsky has been featured in TV, radio, newspaper and magazine publications.

She has been recognized by numerous organizations for her work raising awareness about Post-Traumatic Growth and Recovery.

Her Youtube Channel WHATISPTSD has over 200 informative videos for you to watch at your convenience.

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"Hi Dr. Baranowsky - thank you for your tremendous work with trauma.  I have found such great value in your information and podcasts.  I was actually diagnosed with Complex PTSD compiled from childhood trauma and unresolved grief, not to mention work related stress.  And of course, I live in Albuquerque NM and really finding a difficult time finding a therapist or practitioner that really knows how to deal with these issues.  Any advice or suggestions you can provide would be so grateful as this is such a difficult journey to take alone.  I was also one of the first women wildland firefighters and fought fire for 20+ years which has certainly contributed to my situation.  Thank you so much ..." B.L., Regional Wildland Firefighter Health and Safety Specialist and former wildland firefighter x 20 years.

This work is so good.

Helps me to focus on one thing for the day.

Makes me feel normal.

Have been doing the daily practices.