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Jiaqi Zhao RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Independent Associate

FEE : $$140 + tax ($150 + tax for couples)/hr
Zhao
  • Individual Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy (Ages 11+)
  • ADHD, Trauma, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Relationship Insecurities

“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**

I work mainly with ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, cultural issues, attachment styles, insecurities in interpersonal relationships, and emotional regulation. With compassion and empathy, I provide a safe, judgement-free, and supportive environment where you feel heard and experience healing, hope, and empowerment. Together, we will find clarity in your struggles and identify barriers to work around them. We will develop healthier coping skills to improve your sense of security. I strive to help you love yourself again and reach your full potential!

I value the uniqueness of each individual and I have personalized plans to tailor to your needs. I combine an Eastern and a Western approach: it’s not your fault that you are struggling and let’s see what you are in control of to get out of the negative patterns you are in. I specialize in psychoanalysis, CBT, DBT, EFT, IFS, ACT, and Mindfulness. I also specialize in ADHD coaching and treatment, including time management skills, organization skills, task initiation, guilt and shame, low self-esteem, ADHD in relationships, and ADHD-related parenting skills. I work with couples and provide a safe space to tackle difficult conversations. I am trained in the Gottman Method (with Level 1 Certificate) and I often use Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to regulate emotions and provide tools to mitigate conflicts and achieve greater intimacy.

It takes a lot of courage to seek professional support and I can imagine your feeling of distress at this moment. It is also stressful to “shop” through therapists to find the best fit. I welcome you to connect with me using the contact form on the right and see if I could be your fit in your therapy journey. I would also be happy to connect to help you find one that works best for you.

Online Booking: https://ocpc.janeapp.com/locations/ocp-jiaqi/book#/staff_member/11

**可提供傍晚和周六的便利时间**

我叫佳琪,我是一名心理咨询师,也是心理治疗师。我从小在国内长大,中学后留学加拿大。我对中加两国的本土习俗以及文化属性都非常熟悉,我也很荣幸可以用中文母语或是英法双语向您提供支持。

我本科毕业于麦吉尔大学的心理学(B.Sc.),并在渥太华大学完成了心理咨询和心理治疗的硕士学位(M.Ed.),且完成了ADHD治疗培训(ADHD Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP))以及戈特曼方法(Gottman Method)的一阶伴侣治疗培训。除了我的教育培训之外,我曾在麦吉尔大学的Queer McGill和Sexual Assault Centre提供热线和线下的志愿咨询服务。在搬到渥太华后,我也曾服务于Ottawa Distress Centre,接听自杀以及危机干预的热线电话,做危机处理与自杀干预。面对青少年,我曾在魁北克省公立小学和阿尔伯塔省公立初高中从事特殊教育支持和教学的工作经历。

 

你也许是因为这些原因点进这个网站:

久居异国常常感到焦虑,抑郁,或是生活/工作/学习的压力让你喘不过气

感情受挫/经历分手,倍感孤独无望,似乎在黑暗中摸索前行,想找回自信的自己

在人生的新阶段(留学/移民/工作/感情/家庭等)难以适应,倍感压力

深受原生家庭或是曾经的创伤影响,渴望摆脱阴影,积极自信地生活

希望更好地管理情绪,学习照顾自己的心理健康,培养面对压力的心态和抗压能力

或是:

在亲密关系中没有安全感,时常感到焦虑等负面情绪

和伴侣沟通不顺畅,产生的摩擦难以很好地沟通解决

或是你希望找一位中文心理医生(中文心理咨询师)用母语交流

 

不论是什么原因让你点开这个网站:恭喜你踏出了最重要的第一步!

在心理咨询的过程中,你不会感到孤单:你的每一种情绪都会被倾听,你会感到被无条件地支持和认可。我尊重你所面临的挑战的独特性,也很注重你的主观感受和体验。我会根据你的情况来结合不同的疗法,我们会一起合作为你量身定制一套适合你的咨询计划。我们会一起在这场自我探索的旅程中共同前行。

如果你有任何疑问,或是感兴趣开始第一次预约,欢迎填写右侧的联络栏,或是通过邮件(jiaqi.ocp@gmail.com)联系我。我会尽力解答你的疑问,为你提供最佳选择和支持。

自助预约链接:https://ocpc.janeapp.com/locations/ocp-jiaqi/book#/staff_member/11

Certifications

2023: Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO)

2023: Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 1)

2023: ADHD Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP)

Degrees

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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