Aspire Therapy and Counseling Centre 
Joyce Van Andel, MSW/RSW

Helping clients reach optimal mental health and quality in their relationships


Thank you for visiting!

Aspire Therapy and Counseling Centre is focused on providing therapy and counseling services for you, your family and loved ones.  We are offering online video therapy and telephone therapy at this time.  We hope to be back to face-to-face sessions in the near future!

Learn to better understand and manage a wide range of emotions, improve communication skills, manage conflict, develop skills to manage anger, stress, anxiety and depression, cope with trauma and journey through grief. 

Call or email for a free intake and consultation (905) 951-8340 or email [email protected].

Please note phone calls will be returned as soon as possible in a 24 hour period.  If you are currently in a state of distress/crisis, please contact 

Crisis Support Peel 905-278-9036 or  1-888-811-2222 (Caledon) York Region 310-COPE(2673), Toronto Distress Centre at 416-408-HELP(4357), Distress Line of Greater Simcoe County 705-325-9534 or 705-726-7922, or contact 9-1-1 or attend the nearest hospital emergency room.

Aspire Therapy and Counseling Centre is a teaching facility partnered with the University of Toronto.


EMDR, as with most therapy approaches, focuses on the individual’s present concerns. The EMDR approach believes past emotionally-charged experiences are overly influencing your present emotions, sensations, and thoughts about yourself. As an example: “Do you ever feel worthless although you know you are a worthwhile person?”

EMDR processing helps you break through the emotional blocks that are keeping you from living an adaptive, emotionally healthy life.


    Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy. It was originally designed to treat depression, but is now used for a number of mental disorders. It works to solve current problems and change unhelpful thinking and behavior.