Joanna Zhao's Professional Psychotherapy Services provides programs for counselling and psychotherapy in Toronto, ON. We use integrated approach to counseling that is informed by various therapeutic modalities as well as by our extensive clinical experience.
In my work with clients, I take a client-centered approach that respects people as being the authority on their own experience and recognizes the key role that emotions play in our lives. I use an integrated approach to counseling that is informed by various therapeutic modalities as well as by my extensive clinical experience, but always with a focus on the uniqueness of each individual and customize the treatment plan according to individuality. Over the years, I have effectively helped many people adjust for better lives - helping them learn the strategies and tools necessary to resolve their difficulties and build on their strengths.
In addition to my private practice, I am also working as a mental health therapist at the outpatient psychiatry department of a teaching hospital under University Health Network in downtown Toronto. I have been working there since 2007, and have effectively treated many patients with various mental illnesses such as: MDD, OCD, PTSD, bi-polar, schizophrenia, early psychosis etc.
As someone who has obtained master degrees both in Canada and China, I know well about the cultural differences between these two cultures and the challenges involved in adjusting to life in a new cultural environment. I speak both English and Mandarin. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.