I’m currently a registered psychotherapist (Qualifying) and I'm taking practicum under the supervision of Ms Li Tang and Ms Siyi Zhang at LingYu International Psychology Centre.
Joanna is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who offers in-person and virtual counselling in Ontario under the supervision of a Registered Psychotherapist. Joanna is a registrant of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), a member of the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP) and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). She holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in science and engineering from China, an Early Childhood Education Diploma Certificate from Seneca College in Canada, a Grief and Loss Recovery Method Certificate in the US, and Crisis and Intervention Certificate from Georgian College.
Joanna provides counselling services to individuals, couples, and families. She uses cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy (SFT), and narrative therapy (NT), as well as other evidence-based approaches and employs a mix of therapeutic approaches to create support for each individual client. Her belief is that each client is unique and has the ability to grow and change, and she actively explores deep thoughts, feelings, and behaviours with her clients in a safe, inclusive environment that is free from stereotypes. She works with a wide array of concerns including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, self-esteem, stress and fear, interpersonal and family relationship issues, parenting challenges, substance abuse/addiction, trauma, and chronic conditions.
Joanna, who has worked in the government and education sectors for nearly two decades, and has study experience as an international student, brings a wealth of life experience, adding much to her clinical knowledge. She aims to provide a safe and supportive environment where clients feel heard, validated and cared with warmth, empathy, and honesty. In her work, Joanna supports her clients in developing resiliency, embracing change, and becoming their best selves, using a strengths-based, person-centred approach.
Services are offered in English and Mandarin.
cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy (SFT), and narrative therapy (NT)
Depression, Social Relationship, Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Stress Management, Substance Abuse/Addiction