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Jiaqi Zhao RP (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

FEE : $140 + HST/hr
  • Individual Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy (Ages 11+)
  • Stress, Anxiety, Cultural Issues, Interpersonal Relationships

“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.” - Shannon L. Alder

** With Weekday evenings and Saturdays availability**

Are you feeling depressed, anxious, having problems with relationships, in a difficult transition, or feeling the impact of past trauma on your life? At times, dealing with emotional and relational challenges and other life stressors can feel frustrating and overwhelming. I am Jiaqi and I am here for you! With compassion and empathy, I provide a safe, judgement-free, and supportive environment where you feel heard and experience healing, hope, and empowerment. I will listen to you carefully and work with you to identify these issues clearly. I will develop healthier coping skills to improve your sense of integration and wholeness.

I work with individuals (11+), couples and families of all backgrounds in a variety of areas. Whatever you are seeking to gain from therapy, I will meet you where you are at in that process and we will work together on reaching the goals that you have.

I have a B.Sc. in Psychology from McGill University and a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Ottawa. I receive ongoing clinical supervision from Pamela Green, who is a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario. My therapy style is eclectic and I care about tailoring my approach to best fit you. Overall, I believe in using eastern and western modalities to help you manage difficult situations and emotions. I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing. For couples, I also use Gottman Method (with Level 1 Certificate) and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to regulate emotions and provide tools to mitigate conflicts and achieve greater intimacy.

As the saying goes, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” (Lao Tzu). I am excited that the first step of your journey has led you here! Feel free to email me at or fill out the contact box on the right to book an appointment. I am also happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss how we can work collaboratively.

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我是佳琪,本科毕业于麦吉尔大学的心理学(BSc,2020),并在渥太华大学完成了心理咨询和心理治疗的硕士学位,且完成了戈特曼方法(Gottman Method)伴侣治疗的一阶培训。除了学习之外,我有在魁北克省公立小学和阿尔伯塔省公立中学从事特殊教育辅助和升学指导的工作经历。为了提供更加专业有效的心理服务,我接受安省注册心理咨询师帕梅拉-格林(Pamela Green)的个人督导。





正念(Mindfulness)和 接纳承诺疗法(ACT)






2023: Registered Psychotherapist - Qualifying (CRPO)

2023: Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 1)

2023: ADHD Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP)


2022: M.Ed. Counselling Psychology, University of Ottawa

2020: B.Sc. Psychology, McGill University

Professional Development

2023: Working with the Fear of Rejection

2023: Clinical Applications of Compassion

2023: Working with the Pain of Abandonment

2023: How to Work with a Client’s Perfectionism

2022: Trauma, Abandonment, Codepdency, and Attachment with Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes

2022: Abandonment Anxiety with Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes

2022: Dialectic Behavioral Therapy with Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes

2019: Diversity and Inclusion Training

2019: Suicide Intervention Training

2018: Mental Health First Aid

Relevant Work Experience

2021-2022: Distress and Crisis Line Responder at Ottawa Distress Centre

2020-2021: Educational Assistant at Northland School Division

2020-2021: Montreal Jewish Hospital Geriatrics Telehealth

2019-2020: Queer McGill Peer Support

2019-2020: Sexual Assault Centre of McGill Students' Society

356 Woodroffe Ave., Entrance G/H, Suite 201, Ottawa, ON, K2A 3V6
(613) 699-0060

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