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Jiaqi Zhao

MA candidate

FEE : $100/hr
Zhao
  • 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

** 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.

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 and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to regulate emotions and provide tools to mitigate conflicts and achieve greater intimacy. 

I love working 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. Currently, I am completing my M.Ed in Counselling Psychology from the University of Ottawa and practice under the supervision of Pamela Green (M.A., Registered Psychotherapist). 

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 jiaqi.ocp@gmail.com 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. 

 


**可预约在工作日傍晚和周六**

 

“以无畏的勇气去改变可以改变的,以平静之心去接纳无法改变的。以人生智慧去区分两者的不同。”

您可能:

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

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:

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

婚姻中渐渐感受不到爱,双方希望重新建立亲密感

作为父母,希望更好地解决家庭矛盾,或是和孩子建立更好的亲子关系

或是你有自己的目标或是难题,希望带进我们的咨询室里

 

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!

我是佳琪,本科毕业于麦吉尔大学的心理学(BSc,2020),后分别在魁北克省公立小学和阿尔伯塔省公立中学工作一年,从事特殊教育辅助和升学指导。目前,我在渥太华大学攻读心理咨询和心理治疗的硕士学习。为了提供专业有效的心理服务,我每周接受安省注册心理咨询师帕梅拉-格林(Pamela Green)的个人督导和数小时的小组督导。

我尊重你所面临的挑战的独特性。我会根据你的情况来结合不同的疗法,为你量身定制一套适合你的咨询方案。我也很注重你的主观感受和体验。在心理咨询/治疗的过程中,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。我们会一起在这场自我探索的旅程中共同前行。

以下是几项可能会到的疗法(非全部疗法):

认知行为疗法(CBT):“以问题为核心”和“以行动来开始”

CBT的机制是快速帮助识别并应对特定的问题,学习并通过反复练习来降低负面情绪,苦恼,和压力。我的角色是帮助你发现有效的机制来达到你的目标。此疗法可用于治疗各种问题,例如但不仅限于:帮助学习应对生活压力的技巧、确定管理情绪的方法、解决关系冲突并学习更好的沟通方式、帮助应对悲痛和失落、帮助克服因虐待或暴力引起的情感创伤,等等。

正念(Mindfulness)和 接纳承诺疗法(ACT)

我们的人生时常风雨坎坷。当感到痛苦和无助时,我们会自我批判,自我否定,也常常会陷入因得不到而过度追求的恶性循环。ACT的理论认为我们的痛苦是一种无法逃避的常态。其解决之道强调接纳、活在当下、观察自我,从而减少对过去的沉溺和对未来的忧虑。正念则会帮助我们去全然地察觉刹那间的当下,主动采取行动,以开放姿态接纳我们所经历的一切,并全身心地投入到我们在做的每一件事。

情绪取向(婚姻)疗法EFTEFT-C):

EFT认为我们的情绪是引发行为反应的关键,而亲密关系中的安全感则是维持关系的基础。倘若伴侣间的安全感受到威胁,我们会感到痛苦或迷茫焦虑,从而互相伤害。EFT的机制是通过改变我们的情绪反应,继而使行为模式随之改变。在此疗法中,我会帮助你和伴侣或是家庭成员停止彼此间不愉快的互动模式,学习有效的沟通方式,并且重新塑造你们的情绪体验,从而建立相互支持与呵护的情感关系。EFT可适用于个人或伴侣咨询。

老子曰:千里之行,始于足下。我很期待在你的旅程中伴你同行!如果你有任何问题,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,或是为你提供最佳选择和服务。

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

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