The director and main Psychotherapist at Supportive Family Services is Patricia A. Weinberg, who holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, in addition to a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Psychology, as well as an Ontario Graduate Certificate in Autism and Behavioural Science (high honours) and an advanced certificate in Family Mediation.
Patricia is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She is a member in good standing of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) as well as a former Clinical and Board Member of the Canadian Association of Psychoanalytic Child Therapists (CAPCT).
Patricia has worked in several settings such as hospitals, mental health institutions, treatment centres, group homes, daycares, nursery schools, private and public schools. She has provided quality mental health services to adults, couples, children and families in Canada and abroad, since 1996, which makes her very respectful of diversity, both in ability and culture. She is always advocating for the well-being of families and its individual members.
Patricia is continuously learning new strategies, approaches and theories participating in different workshops and trainings. As she received part of her formal education, courses and professional development abroad, as well as in Canada, her approach is unique, combining psychodynamics with a behavioural theory. She provides long-term therapy as well as brief therapy, according to the client’s needs.
She speaks fluently English and Spanish, providing her services in both languages.
Since January 2015 we have incorporated to our practice, students from a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program . The students join Supportive Family Services the last semester of their program to do their practicum under the supervision of Patricia A. Weinberg. This allows us to offer services to patients who cannot afford the full psychotherapy's fees and do not have Extended Health Insurances. It also gives us the opportunity to reach people who prefer to have their sessions in their native language rather than English (subject to students’ knowledge of other languages).
Patricia A. Weinberg