North Country Counseling offers a range of services all designed to help individuals and families transform problems into opportunities for growth. The Chinese ideogram for crisis includes both disaster and opportunity. With that in mind, we approach each problem with hope and commitment to the process of intentional change. We are dedicated to cultivating wellness in ourselves and in others, utilizing the best tools available for the issue at hand.  Sharing material that we find valuable is how trainings and workshops come into being.


Bari J. Bannister, MS, is the founder and Director of North Country Counseling & Retreat in Corinth, NY and former member of the Union Center in Schenectady, NY; New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC);  New York State Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC); Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress (BCETS) through the American Association of Experts in Traumatic Stress; Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist in EMDR; former Teacher of Seemorg Matrix Work now Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT); Grief Recovery Specialist; and Epona Approved Instructor.  She has developed and regularly presented workshops and retreats on a range of topics.  Bari has owned horses since 1980. Blending this lifelong passion for horses with her psychotherapeutic and teaching skills in Windhorse Wisdom® -- equine-facilitated-psychotherapy -- is the newest therapeutic modality available to clients.