Vivian Chan

Pastoral Counsellor/Therapist, RP, DMin

Verified by Psychology Today
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(855) 971-1065

Vivian Chan

Pastoral Counsellor/Therapist, RP, DMin

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Toronto, ON M4C
(855) 971-1065
Offers online therapy

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About

I provided therapy at non-profit organizations and hospital settings (1996-2014) in T.O. My clients (come from 95 cultures) often manifest symptoms of stress result from emotional-behavioral issues (such as anger, depression, anxiety), relational issues (marital conflict, parenting challenges), compulsive behaviors (drinking, gambling, gaming, eating disorders); mental health issues (e.g. anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar); and/or problems with the criminal justice system (e.g. Assault, Theft Under, DUI). Their symptoms often affect personal functioning in marriage, family relationships, work and/or social settings.
I strive to guide individuals to learning self-sustainable coping skills for managing one's life and relationships positively. I also provide a "Living a Happier Life" psycho-educational program to assist individuals address past trauma(s); manage negative emotions; enhance self-esteem, EQ & resilience; and, build a happier life.
Publications: Book "Living Abundantly and Happily"(in Trad Chinese) 2020, e-book (in Simp/Trad Chinese). Book "A Practical Guide to Anger Management"(in Simp Chinese) 2015. Co-authored, "Do Anger Management Programs Reduce Aggression? An Assessment of the Effectiveness of a Community-Based Program." Journal of Pastoral Counseling, 2011, Vol. 46, 8-25.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $160 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash

Qualifications

  • Licence: Ontario / 002259

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: CNO / 82-2545
  • Certificate Date: 1982
  • Certificate: OAMHP / 0025-G
  • Certificate Date: 1996

Vivian Chan's Groups

Building a Happier Life; Mental Health Enhancement

Both groups are available online to a group of 6 to 12 persons. The duration of each group is 18 weeks (meeting 2 hours, once a week). The "Building a Happier Life" Group (which has been offered since 2015) helps participants to address various emotions, to develop positive coping skills, to build a meaningful future, etc. The progress of individual participants can be measured by the individual's "Happiness Index". The "Mental Health Enhancement" Group (which has been offered since 2020) helps participants to understand mental health, develop positive emotions, enhance personal growth and relationships, etc.

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Location

Toronto, ON M4C
(855) 971-1065
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Marital and Premarital
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Forgiveness & Reconciliation
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Video Game Addiction
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Cantonese and Mandarin
Faith: Christian
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Cancer

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Psycho-Educational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Vivian Chan

Pastoral Counsellor/Therapist, RP, DMin