Locations: Phone/Video, Vaughan, and Toronto
Disciplines: Individual Therapy
Language: English and Conversational Mandarin
Top Specialties: Mood Disorders, Trauma and PTSD, Addictions, Personality Disorders, and Psychosis
–Bachelor of Science, Psychology, York University
–Master of Social Work, Certificate in International Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
License and Memberships
-Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW): 836354
I always approach my clients in with an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, harm reduction framework. What does that mean? It means that I will always ask “what happened to you?” instead of asking “what’s wrong with you?”. It also means that I will always respect you as the expert in your own life. Finally, it means that I believe that everyone does their very best to survive and thrive each day–even on the days that we can’t see any hope. I am here to be with you, even through the darkest of days, and help you find inspiration and hope within yourself.
I often help my clients process their trauma responses. I provide a space where people can feel safe and secure no matter how they are feeling. I help my clients conceptualize their substance use and personality disorders as a way that my clients have learned to survive. When clients understand why they think, behave, and feel the way they do, they can properly grieve their past and start to employ different techniques in their lives that will bring them closer to the goals that they have.
Feel free to reach out to me in any way that is comfortable for you. You can also book a session on our website. The most important part of therapy is finding the right therapist for you, so even if we are not the right match, I will be happy to help you in your search.
I struggled with severe depression in high school and university, and I had trouble accessing the resources that I needed to get better with my mental health. I struggled with my family due to cultural, language and generational barriers. Most of the people that I met told me that I simply had to learn to do better, change my perspective or “be proactive”. Because of this, I became very vocal in advocating for those that feel like they do not have the energy or resources to advocate for themselves. I am also passionate about breaking down cultural and generational barriers within families. I believe there are emotional, practical, and systemic barriers that prevent us from achieving our goals, and it is our job to work together to break down these barriers so what we can thrive together.