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Joanna Zhao
Joanna Zhao
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
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Joanna Zhao

Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
147 Finch Ave West, North York, North York, ON M2N
Let's Connect (647) 503-4686
English
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中文
I take a client-centered approach that respect people as the authority on their own experiences and recognize the key role that emotions play in our lives. My counseling work is informed by various therapeutic modalities as well as by my extensive clinical experiences, but always with a focus on the uniqueness of each individual. 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 clinician at the outpatient psychiatry department of Toronto Western Hospital/ University Health Network. 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.
I have treated clients from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. I am fluent in both English and Mandarin. My practice is well informed by my cultural competency. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Mobile: 1-647-825-4551
Call or Joanna Zhao now for a free 15 minute consultation - (647) 503-4686

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

147 Finch Ave West

North York

North York, ON M2N

(647) 503-4686

147 Finch Ave West

Toronto, ON M2N

During COVID-19, I offer phone or video counselling on a secure platform. Let's stay calm and not panic. We will get through this together!
I specialize in Mood Disorders, Emotional Disturbance and Relationship Issues 
$160 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (647) 503-4686

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

147 Finch Ave West

North York

North York, ON M2N

(647) 503-4686

147 Finch Ave West

Toronto, ON M2N

During COVID-19, I offer phone or video counselling on a secure platform. Let's stay calm and not panic. We will get through this together!
I specialize in Mood Disorders, Emotional Disturbance and Relationship Issues 
$160 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $160
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Cheque, Health Savings Account, Wire

Insurance

  • Accept all insurance policies.
  • Aetna
  • Alliance
  • Any/Out-of-network Insurance
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Canada Life | Great-West Life
  • ComPsych
  • Desjardins
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Equitable Life of Canada
  • First Canadian Health
  • Great-West Life
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Homewood Health
  • LifeWorks | Morneau Shepell
  • Manulife
  • Medavie Blue Cross
  • Meridian
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • SunLife
  • WSIB
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (647) 503-4686
Joanna Zhao
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (647) 503-4686
Joanna Zhao
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Membership with Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers Joanna Zhao
  • In Practice for 17 Years
  • Membership with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers 813803 / 2007
  • Membership with Ontario Association of Social Workers
  • Attended University of Toronto; practising psychotherapy at a psychiatry department of a hospital since 2007 , Master of Social Work with specialization in mental health , Graduated 2007
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (647) 503-4686
Joanna Zhao
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (647) 503-4686
Joanna Zhao
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Relationship Issues

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexual
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Guidance
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couple counselling
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Issues
  • MVA and WSIB cases
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Psychosis
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (647) 503-4686
Joanna Zhao
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Do these issues align with your needs? or (647) 503-4686
Joanna Zhao
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Ethnicity

Asian

I also speak

Mandarin

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Ethnicity

Asian

I also speak

Mandarin

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (647) 503-4686
Joanna Zhao
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (647) 503-4686
Joanna Zhao
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW

Location

Primary Location

147 Finch Ave West

North York

North York, ON M2N

(647) 503-4686

Additional Location

147 Finch Ave West

Toronto, ON M2N

(647) 503-4686

Nearby Areas

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During COVID-19, I offer phone or video counselling on a secure platform. Let's stay calm and not panic. We will get through this together!
Call for a free consultation now - (647) 503-4686
Joanna Zhao
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
"
During COVID-19, I offer phone or video counselling on a secure platform. Let's stay calm and not panic. We will get through this together!
Call for a free consultation now - (647) 503-4686
Joanna Zhao
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Last Modified: 2 Feb 2024