567 Wellington Street West, Aurora, ON L4G 6J7

The Aurora Professional Counselling Centre provides a comfortable, private setting for therapy and counselling services. Our professionals come from a variety of backgrounds to offer a range of therapy and counselling services to meet the highly individual needs of our clients. Please discuss insurance coverage with the individual therapists.

Meet our professionals:

Dr. Joyce Weinberg, PhD, C. Psych.

Joyce Weinberg is a psychologist, registered by the College of Psychologists of Ontario for practice in clinical and counselling psychology. Her PhD is from York University. She is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association, the OACCPP, and the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis (Ontario). She has over 30 years of clinical experience providing therapy and counselling for individuals and couples.

Dr. Weinberg is now in full-time private practice. From 1971 to 2005, she was a psychotherapist at York-Finch General Hospital, which became Humber River Regional Hospital in 1997. At York-Finch, she set up, ran, and practiced for 25 years in the hospital’s program for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and other severe trauma, including adult trauma. Her wide hospital experience, including her work with survivors of trauma and post-traumatic stress, have prepared her to help with a wide range of problems in everyday living, such as depression and anxiety, relationship issues, couples and family conflicts, stress (including workplace stress), and chronic pain.

Dr. Weinberg also provides assessment and treatment for psychological problems related to automobile accidents, workplace injuries, or inability to work.

Weekday and evening appointments are available. Most of Dr. Weinberg’s services are covered by extended health care or other insurance.

Tania Kingston, R.P

Tania is a Registered Psychotherapist, with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She is also a Registered Professional Counsellor with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA – Full Member) and a Certified Yoga Teacher (500 hrs.).

Tania has been providing psychotherapy, addiction counselling and yoga therapy for more than a decade. She holds Diplomas in Psychotherapy and in Addictions Counselling. Tania has studied Psychology at York University where she is currently participating in ongoing training in Emotional-Focused Therapy.

Tania’s mission is to provide adults with a place to be truly heard, supported and understood. She believes everyone deserves to be validated and seen. Her role is to support you to face your problems. Her goal is to create a client-centered and collaborative approach that meets your needs and goals.

Tania is deeply interested and curious about human interactions in all areas of work, life and business. Her background in corporate operations management combine with her ability to naturally connect with people to help her create an environment for clients to discover their strengths, uncover forgotten or hidden knowledge, tap into their own wisdom, and find individual and unique answers to their questions.

Tania looks forward to the opportunity of getting to know you and doing some great work together.

Kathryn A. Mather, M.A., R.P.

Kathy Mather is a psychotherapist in private practice and is a registered member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists. She holds a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. Kathy provides individual counselling to adults and young adults for a range of issues including grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and pain management. Short-term or longer term treatment approaches are offered, based on the client’s needs.Kathy engages her clients in the therapeutic process, helping them to identify their specific goals and gain an understanding of the treatment process. Kathy is genuine and caring and shapes her therapeutic style in a manner that best suits the client.

Kathy also has advanced skills in providing counselling for grief, crisis intervention, dispute resolution, suicide skills intervention, and traumatic experiences. She has also worked extensively with rehabilitation clinics and EAP Programs. Kathy offers day and evening hours by appointment.

She can be reached at 416-540-6078 and private messages can also be left at that number.

Shasha Oosthuizen, M.A.

Shasha Oosthuizen has a Master’s Degree in Counselling and Clinical Psychology from the University of Toronto. She is currently completing her Doctorate Degree in Counselling and Clinical Psychology. She is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association.

Shasha offers individual therapy to a diverse adult population with concerns including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, relationship difficulties, self-criticism, stress in relation to immigration and family of origin, and body image dissatisfaction. Her clinical experience includes private practice, hospital, and university settings.

Shasha provides an empathetic, respectful, and nonjudgmental space. In a collaborative relationship, she draws especially on Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based treatment approach. Shasha works with clients to tailor each treatment plan to the client’s unique needs.

Laurentiu Sasarean, MSW, RSW

Laurentiu is a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Laurentiu holds a Master of Social Work from University of Toronto and is certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which has been empirically proven to be effective in addressing issues related to stress, anxiety, depression and trauma. Laurentiu is also certified in EMDR, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Narrative Therapy and he is a Registered Life Coach with the Certified Coaches Federation. Laurentiu also practices counselling and psychotherapy under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist or Registered Psychological Associate who are members of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Laurentiu has an extensive clinical experience in working with adolescents and adult populations of diverse backgrounds. He is committed to integrating evidence-based and effective therapeutic approaches to support his clients in overcoming their difficulties of life and achieving their goals.

Together with Laurentiu you will examine behaviours and self-defeating thinking patterns that have prevented you from achieving your goals or from living the life you’ve always wanted. You can also discover new ways to relax, regain balance and recharge your energy resources. Laurentiu’s therapeutic approach will help you feel more in tune with yourself and will motivate you to integrate in real life the diverse skills and strategies learned during the counselling sessions.

Laurentiu has offices in Aurora and Vaughan.

Jessica Schwey, M.A.

Jessica Schwey is a Founding Member of the Centre for Health which specializes in General Counselling for Couples, Individuals, and Families as well as Anger Management Programs. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists and has completed her Masters degree in Counselling Psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology.Jessica enjoys working with couples, families and individuals of all ages. She has helped clients deal with trauma, depression, marital conflicts, family conflicts, anxiety, pain management and stress. Jessica also has extensive experience in conducting assessments of anger and providing individual anger management. In addition, she has also worked in the rehabilitation field – conducting motor vehicle accident assessments, writing reports, creating treatment plans and treating clients. Jessica also has experience in Expressive Arts Therapy and is able to integrate the arts into the therapeutic experience if requested.