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Vaughan Counselling 1Recognized 
We recognized in our community as an organization with effective treatment and compassionate care. 

Vaughan Counselling 2Research Informed 

Our therapists are also researchers who are on top of the most recent diagnostic and treatment advances. 

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We are proud of our reputation of providing quality counselling services in our
CSYR Helped vaughan counsellingEach person who visits our counselling centre has options to find clarity, overcome fears, and change directions. With care, compassion, and support we are here for you! 

We are proud of our commitment to providing you with a safe space that is discreet (located within a wellness centre), non-judgmental, and confidential.

"Counselling was a worthwhile expenditure that helped me see value in myself. Although quite dimly to start with, I had come to realize that I possess qualities of strength and perseverance. The change I experienced helped me in every aspect of my life. If you’re looking for a therapist for yourself or a family member, don't hesitate to call. I have no doubt they’ll be able to help you."
- T.M. - Vaughan, Ontario

Maple/Vaughan Counselling Centre's Psychologist Program

Winner of the 2019 and 2020 Consumer's Choice Award  

Psychologist Vaughan - 1We are proud to announce that we have won the 2019 Consumer’s Choice Award for top counselling agency in York Region. We want to thank everyone who helped us attain our goals for the year. This year we made it a priority to work collaboratively with other healthcare practitioners on meeting the needs of our patients. This helped us learn, foster growth, and provide better care for each individual in our practice.  We also focused on developing stronger psychologist led counselling programs through the use of research and consultation. We hope to continue our great work into the future. Thanks for the support! 

Winner of the 2019 Ruth Berman Award 

Vaughan Psychologist 2Our resident Psychologist, Robert Roopa, has won the 2019 Ruth Berman Award for demonstrating leadership in the field of psychology. The prestigious award was presented to him by the Ontario Psychological Association among members of the College of Psychologist’s at the OPA Conference in Toronto, Ontario. Robert was nominated by his peers, patients, and colleagues. 

Too Busy or Nervous to Call? Try Texting/Imessaging Us - 416-999-3437

Counselling VaughanWe understand that calling a therapist can be difficult. We also recognize that your busy schedule doesn't always allow you time to book important appointments. To help make booking your first appointment easier, you may now text in your appointment request. Text us when you're ready and will help you with any questions that you may have. **Please Note** we may not be able to text back right away, but we will try our best to get back to you as soon as we can. 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Complex Anxiety Program

Massage-ArticleOur clinic has trained extensively to provide the York Region community with treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and complex anxiety disorders. Our program helps individuals see success, where other programs have failed. The program focuses on changing the way you think of your OCD beliefs and creating carefully chosen challenges to help you see success in your recovery. We work with individuals who have: contamination OCD, Emetophobia (fear of vomiting), pedophilia OCD, skin picking, hair pulling, or harm OCD. Find out how our Psychologist in Vaughan can help you.

We Are Now Offering Distance Counseling - Via Telephone or Video

Telephone Online CounsellingWe understand the importance of providing accessible and convenient service. To make the process of obtaining counselling easier, we are now offering sessions via telephone or skype. Please note that our service is covered by most insurance plans. Please note that not every type of therapy can be conducted via telephone or online video conferencing. 

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webThis text is highly recommended by our staff. All students who have been recommended this text have reported improvements in their academic performance. This text will provide the skills to help you study and better engage with your coursework. We recommend this text for anyone in high school, college, or university. 

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Our Featured Psychologist Counselling Programs for Vaughan, Ontario

York Region's Anger Management Programanger-management-counselling-vaughan-csyr

Our program is designed to help individuals understand how to control their emotions and be able to assert their needs, without damaging their interpersonal relationships. Our program is recognized judicially (court-approved). The program is Psychologist developed and led. Find out how our Vaughan clinic can help you! 

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Physician Recommended Anxiety CounsellingCounselling Vaughan Anxiety

Many of us struggle with anxiety difficulties. Our provincial renowned anxiety program has helped many individuals work through their difficulties with success. Our counselling program is designed to help you challenge your thoughts and choose alternatives to problematic behaviour. We're here to help!

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Our team consists of a number of Associate Therapists who we often refer to on an ongoing basis. Our responsibility as qualified therapists in the field of counselling is to work within our clinical expertise. If we believe you will be better supported by another therapist we will make sure you are referred appropriately.


(CBT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and (ERP) Exposure and Response Prevention Therapist
(EFT) Emotion Focused Therapist (Couples and Family Counselling) 

Robert Roopa M.Ed (CP) (AE)., C. Psych., RP., Psychologist and Psychotherapist, is one of our Lead Therapists at Counselling Services for York Region. He is fully dedicated to helping his clients on their journey to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives. Awarded the 2019 Ruth Berman Award. 

Professional Credentials

  • Master's of Education - Counselling - University of Toronto
  • Master's of Education - Adult Education - University of Toronto
  • Canadian Certified Counsellor - Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (License #7303)
  • The Gestalt Institute of Toronto - Gestalt Therapy Training
  • York University - Accredited Program - Relaxation and Stress Management Training
  • York University - Accredited Program - Crisis Intervention and Suicide Risk Assessment Training
  • Member of the College of Psychotherapists 
  • Member of the Ontario Psychological Association
  • Member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario 

Formal Training

University of Toronto - Professional Accreditation

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Specialization)
  • Couples/Family Systems Therapy
  • Career Counselling
  • Brief Therapy Interventions
  • Maladjusted Youth Counselling
  • Gestalt Counselling
  • Group Therapy
  • Critical Multicultural Counselling
  • Learning and Cognition
  • Body Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Therapy

Professional Experience

  • Private Practice - Therapist
  • Intern Therapist (Extended Practice) - York University 
  • Co-Facilitator Group Therapist (Extended Practice) -  York University
  • Group Therapist - Vitanova Foundation
  • Instructor - University of Toronto - Transformative Learning Centre
  • Research Faculty Member- University of Toronto
  • Research Faculty Member - York University
  • Consultant -  TD Bank, Apotex, Emirates Airlines, GSK, Agriculture Canada, Parks and Recreation Canada, and more.
  • University of Toronto - AECP Department SOS Co-chair
  • Mental Health Program Designer - Federal Government of Canada/Local Health Integration Network

Published Material

Presented at University of Toronto Dean’s Conference - 2012
Robert Roopa (2012). Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Older Adults, University of Toronto Dean’s Conference 2012, Toronto: OISE
Presented at 5th Critical Multicultural Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference at the University of Toronto - 2009
Robert Roopa (2009). The Dissection of Spirituality from Integrative Medicine, Integrating Traditional Healing Practices in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, Toronto: OISE

Research Interests: Mindfulness Meditation, Improving Access to Care for Low-income Families, and Cognitive Therapy.

Additional Information

Mr. Roopa has extensive academic and research experience in biomedicine and psychotherapy. He has been awarded two Master’s degrees from the University of Toronto (M.Ed Counselling and M.Ed Adult Education), received formal training from York University in clinical methods of stress management and self-regulation, and been granted professional certification from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (License #7303). Aside from his clinical responsibilities, Mr. Roopa was an instructor at the University of Toronto’s Transformative Learning Centre and served as a department SOS co-chair at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto).


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