Aurora Psychotherapy Centre

Individual, Couple & Family Therapy

Specializing Treating Anxiety, Depression & PTSD

Cognitive & Dialectical Behaviour Therapies
EMDR & Trauma Therapies
Neurofeedback & Biofeedback Training
Call Us At (289) 635-2505 To Book An Appointment

Our Approach  
Welcome to the Aurora Psychotherapy Centre!

Thank you for finding us and we are excited share our unique approach to therapy with you.  Please explore our website to learn more about our services.  If you have any questions, or would like to set up an appointment, please call  the Intake Co-Ordinator  Susan Graham at  (289) 635-2505. Susan will be happy to assist and match you with a psychotherapist best suited to your needs.  Please inquire about a 15 minute phone consultation with a therapist.  You can check our therapists profiles by clicking HERE.

Our Unique Approach

We believe healing must occur at many levels and traditional talk therapy sometimes is just not enough to relieve distressful symptoms of anxiety, depression or traumatic stress. In oder to provide a comprehensive therapeutic experience, our approach is to holistically integrate the mind, emotions, body, and brain (neural networks) within the psychotherapeutic process. Our Master’s trained Registered Psychotherapists use evidence based and cutting edge methods to help achieve this level of integration thereby fostering a deeper and long lasting healing experience. Click HERE to learn more about the therapies we use at our centre.

What Makes Us Different

An optional service we provide is to integrate Neurofeedback within your psychotherapy sessions. Neurofeedback is direct training of the electrical activity (EEG) functions in the brain. Using the EEG feedback and specialized computer software, your brain can makes changes by leaning to regulate attention, mood and anxiety. Combining Neurofeedback within psychotherapy is a transformational approach to rapidly increase the brain's neuroplasticity. With ongoing ”brain training,” expect to go into deeper restful sleep, significantly reduce anxiety and depression, and improve attention, focus and concentration. Neurofeedback can work along with medications or is an alternative to medication.

Often Neurofeedback is integrated within the therapeutic plan as the intervention takes about 20 to 30 minutes of the one hour session. Our intake team would be happy to provide you more information about how you may benefit form this treatment option. Click HERE to learn more about Neurofeedback.

Clients We Serve:

  • Individuals 
  • Couples 
  • Families 
  • Adolescents
We Specialize Treating The Following Issues: 

  • Anxiety & Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression & Mood Disorders
  • Trauma & Post-Traumatic Stress 
  • Relationship/Marriage Issues 
  • Family Conflict 
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexuality & Identity 
  • Emotional Dysregulation 
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Stress Related Pain 
  • Personal Growth 
  • And More…

Adriana King MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist & Director of Neurofeedback Services.

Adriana is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario) Masters of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology. She is a certified CTIC (Certified Trauma Integration Clinician),

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Jason Koenigbaur MTS, RP

Registered Psychotherapist & Director of Neurofeedback

Jason is a Registered Psychotherapist with twenty years experience in the mental health field treating anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, and PTSD. He can help you find relief from distressing symptoms, make positive behavioural changes, and connect you back to your True Self. Therapies include Neurofeedback, CBT, DBT, IFS, & EMDR.

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Sepidokht Erfani, RP, IMG

Registered Psychotherapist

With 15 years of experience working with diverse population, comfortable working with individuals with severe mental health issues, using a variety of therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT) and Psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

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Claudia Aranda MDiv, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Claudia has more than 20 years of experience working with couples, teenagers, children, adults, and families with a variety of emotional difficulties. She is specialized in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and works holistically - mind, body and spirit.

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Rui Tian MA, RP, GCPain

Registered Psychotherapist

Rui has many years experience providing individual, couple and family therapy and specializes treating anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, pain management, and many other issues. Services offered in English and Mandarin.

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Jodie Lindley BA, RMT, SEP

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)/ Holistic Healer Practitioner/ Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Jodie is a trauma-based practitioner specializing in CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release and Somatic Experiencing®. Her bodywork sessions are covered by RMT insurance.

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Susan Graham

Intake Co-ordinator

I would be pleased to support your intake process, provide information and answer any questions that you may have of the treatment selected. If you have any issues connecting with your therapist, I will be happy to assist you.

If you have a therapist in mind or want us to help you to chose one, please complete the short online form and a member of our intake team will get in contact with you within 24 hours.  

Individual, Couple & Family Therapy

Our Registered Psychotherapists are ready to support you on your inner journey towards healing and wholeness. Our approach is tailored to your unique needs, and we strive to provide the therapies and tools to bring about effective change. Please explore the therapies we use to support our clients such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Internal Family System, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy and Psychoanalytical Therapy.

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EMDR & Trauma Therapies

We can help you heal from the effects of trauma, post-traumatic stress, and early childhood attachment wounds. There is no need to live your life in distress, pain and dysfunction due to past unresolved traumatic memories. Our therapists are trained in various trauma therapies to help you get free from your past. Learn more about EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ) which has helped over a million people to rapidly heal from their trauma symptoms.

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Neurofeedback & Biofeedback Training

Discover the power of Neurofeedback. This therapy, which has been in the development for the last fifty years, encourages the brain to create healthy patterns of activity. With ongoing training the brain can improve its functioning at the biological level. This means long lasting changes in sleep, mood, concentration, and the ability to relax and connect more deeply to others. Neurofeedback is an evidence based treatment for ADHD and clinically to effectively improve issues such as anxiety, depression, developmental trauma, migraines, chronic pain and fibromyalgia. There is an option to add EGG Biofeedback Training to additionally relax muscles, reduce heart rate, and decrease pain.

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QEEG Brain Map Assessments

Quantitive EEG ( Electroencephalogram) is a non-invasive assessment that collects electrical activity from different structures of the brain. By placing 19 electrodes in different brain regions (known as Broadman sites), it is possible to record frequency rhythms generated by cortical mechanisms inside the brain. This data can help to identify brain regions requiring Neurofeedback training more precisely.

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Somatic Body Work

Somatic approach therapies can help you reconnect to your body. The demand and stressors of life can often keep us locked our minds and split off from our bodies. For some this split has been more apparent due to past traumatic experiences. Somatic body work, which involves gentle touch by a trained somatic therapist, can increase flexibility in your nervous system thereby connecting you deeply more to relaxation, emotion and your sense of self. With ongoing treatment, and a relationship based in trust and support, buried emotions deep within the soma can be released safely.

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Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, drug-free and evidence-based treatment, that uses neuro-modulation training to allow the user to receive instant feedback of the electrical activity in the brain.
Once the individual is able to learn their brain patterns, they are able to regulate it to improve brain function, bringing regulation to either fast or slow waves.
Neurofeedback helps the brain by providing feedback through operant conditioning. The brain learns to receive reward when achieving certain frequencies and inhibit others, thereby way creating more effective and desired patterns that reflect synchronized internal rhythms.
Neurofeedback has achieved a great deal of evidence-based recognition in treating ADHD, however, the fact is that Neurofeedback can do much more. From treating developmental trauma,  to calming states of anxiety and depression to creating better sleep patterns and reducing pain, neurofeedback has been highly effective. Neurofeedback can help to stabilize over-arousal and under arousal-activation, and that can be applied to improve processes of attention, cognitive, immune, endocrine and autonomic nervous systems, as well as behavioural and emotional states. 
Just as every brain is unique, so is every learning process. Users can typically see some changes between 5-10 sessions, however, it is important to remember that Neurofeedback focuses to help the brain to learn and consolidate frequency patterns in different regions. Therefore more sessions may be required to achieved lasting, desired frequencies to synchronize rhythms in the brain.
For example: A minimum training program for ADD will be between 10-20 sessions, approximately 40 for ADHD. Clients with ADHD who are on medication may require more than 40 sessions.

The learning process can be influence by several factors such as life style, diet and nutrition, gut and brain issues, medication, history of concussions, developmental issues and how long this factors has been part of the clients life. Clients with more complicated conditions will be needing between 40+ to achieve sustain improvements. Benefits can be experience through the process but its the goal to make this training to last. 
Many clients start Neurofeedback training while on medication. Through the course of the process, they are able to gradually and with the support of their physician reduce the doses to a desire use. 
Each brain is unique in responding to wave training. Some clients might be able to notice changes between 4-10 sessions, while others might need longer periods to see more vivid and clear resolutions. Duration depends on the presentation of symptoms, medications and lifestyle. Typical treatment courses range between 10-40 sessions. 

  • Follow recommendations around sleep, nutrition and exercise. Being overly hungry can impact alertness and focus and the ability to sit still. This is especially true of children and teenagers.
  • Consult with our clinic about any medications you are taking that may affect your brainwave patterns. Do not discontinue your medications without your Doctor's supervision. However, know that some medications affect your EEG activity.
  • If possible, wash your hair and avoid using styling gels, etc. on the day of your QEEG Brain Map. Gels and conditioners can at times make it more difficult for the EEG sensors to make good contact with your scalp.
  • If you wear contact lenses, be prepared to remove them during your session (these can cause excess eye blinks / movements). Bring any contact lens solution and containers that you will need if you remove your contacts.
In Neurofeedback - either long or short session may be beneficial, depending on the client's unique brain and process. Typically, clients can train between 10 to 45 minutes at a time. It is recommended that clients train as often as possible to achieve consolidation. Some clients could train between once per week to two or even three times per week.
There are no serious side effects. After training, clients may feel the effects of training, much like after doing physical exercise. Clients may feel tired and have a slight headaches, but that is not typical. These reactions are temporary, or a sign of client's brain responding to training. Any side effects should be communicated to the Neurotherapist to adjust the protocol and tailor the protocols to help regulate or subside these abreaction responses. 

If you have a therapist in mind or want us to help you to chose one, please complete the short online form and a member of our intake team will get in contact with you within 24 hours.  

The online booking system is ONLY for current clients.
Please do not book into this system if you are not already a client. 

If you are interested becoming a client please contact us at (289) 635-2505
Our intake team will  be happy to book your first appointment.  
  • 15105 Yonge Street #203 Aurora, ON, Canada