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Yijia Shao
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPS, RP(Q)

Yijia Shao

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPS, RP(Q) (they, he)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
9 Endorsed
114 Maitland Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1E1, Suite 411, Toronto, ON M4Y
Let's Connect (437) 372-5606
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Experiencing relationship related anxiety can be really painful. In romantic relationships and friendships, the fear of abandonment may make you feel disconnected from yourself. Once you begin to uncover your true self, you will find that you were born with freedom, integrity, joy, and love; you’ve simply been conditioned to forget these gifts. As a queer trauma therapist, I understand how childhood traumas and spiritual traumas can impact one's intimate relationships. However, love is a practice. My relational approach to healing trauma will help you feel worthy and self-full.
Welcome to Queer Joy Therapy, therapy for all genders. I specialize in helping clients navigate relationship issues, dating life, and healing from attachment wounds. I help clients set boundaries in life and reconnect with their inner children. I strive to provide a safe space for marginalized community, like 2SLGBTQ+ and racialized folks.
It is incredibly painful to experience the intense emotions in your dating life or sex life. I feel honored to accompany you on the journey of reconnecting with your authentic self and experiencing relief and intimacy in relationships. Book a free phone consultation today to start your healing journey.
Call or Yijia Shao now for a free 15 minute consultation - (437) 372-5606

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Queer Joy Therapy

114 Maitland Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1E1

Suite 411

Toronto, ON M4Y

(437) 372-5606

Queer Joy Therapy

720 King Street West

Suit 199

Toronto, ON M5V

You can book a 15 minutes free phone consultation with me directly on my website :)
I specialize in LGBTQ+, Trauma and PTSD and Relationship Issues 
$169 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Please watch my video to learn more about me and my practice.
Yijia Shao
Let's Connect (437) 372-5606
Photo of Yijia Shao, MPS, RP(Q), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Queer Joy Therapy

114 Maitland Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1E1

Suite 411

Toronto, ON M4Y

(437) 372-5606

Queer Joy Therapy

720 King Street West

Suit 199

Toronto, ON M5V

You can book a 15 minutes free phone consultation with me directly on my website :)
I specialize in LGBTQ+, Trauma and PTSD and Relationship Issues 
$169 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Please watch my video to learn more about me and my practice.
Yijia Shao

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $169
  • Couple Sessions $203
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Any/Out-of-network Insurance
  • Manulife
  • WSIB
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Sliding scale is an important part of my practice. Please inquire if you need accommodations in accessing psychotherapy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (437) 372-5606
Photo of Yijia Shao, MPS, RP(Q), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Yijia Shao
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPS, RP(Q)
"
Sliding scale is an important part of my practice. Please inquire if you need accommodations in accessing psychotherapy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (437) 372-5606
Photo of Yijia Shao, MPS, RP(Q), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Yijia Shao
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPS, RP(Q)

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by Province of Ontario / 14240 Yijia Shao
  • In Practice for 3 Years
  • Degree/Diploma from University of Toronto Honored Bachelor of Science
  • Attended University of Toronto, Master of Pastoral Studies
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (437) 372-5606
Photo of Yijia Shao, MPS, RP(Q), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Yijia Shao
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPS, RP(Q)
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (437) 372-5606
Photo of Yijia Shao, MPS, RP(Q), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Yijia Shao
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPS, RP(Q)

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • LGBTQ+
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Body Positivity
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Immigration, Refugee
  • Lesbian
  • Life Transitions
  • Limerance, relationship OCD
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
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Hello! I am an Integrative Trauma Psychotherapist. I use a variety of therapies, including EMDR, IFS and somatic-based therapy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (437) 372-5606
Photo of Yijia Shao, MPS, RP(Q), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Yijia Shao
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPS, RP(Q)
"
Hello! I am an Integrative Trauma Psychotherapist. I use a variety of therapies, including EMDR, IFS and somatic-based therapy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (437) 372-5606
Photo of Yijia Shao, MPS, RP(Q), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Yijia Shao
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPS, RP(Q)

9 Endorsements

Tristan Mohamed | Anxiety Therapist
Tristan Mohamed | Anxiety Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)BA(H)JDMPSRP(Q)
Yijia's compassionate approach is grounded in a strong commitment to anti-oppressive care. Yijia brings a wealth of lived experience to their work with clients. Yijia's talent lies empowering clients to reconnect with their inner self and live their truth
Melina Bondy
Melina Bondy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Yijia is a thoughtful and compassionate therapist whose authenticity and creativity shines. They combine a wide array of modalities, informed by life experience, to help clients heal from personal and collective trauma and hardship.
Daryna Skybina
Daryna Skybina
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)HBScMPS
Yijia integrates their lived experience and professional expertise into their work, bringing a unique and holistic perspective. They're a compassionate and inclusive therapist, and create a space where clients feel heard and understood.
Curtis Pittman - Queer-Affirmative Therapy
Curtis Pittman - Queer-Affirmative Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)MACCCND
Yijia's passion for providing anti-oppressive, queer-affirmative support is inspiring! I have worked alongside them and have seen first-hand the authenticity and compassion they bring to their practice.
Malika Chandra
Malika Chandra
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Yijia provides a very safe space for clients to share anything that they might be going through. They take a thoughtful, multicultural and holistic approach to their practice. I would highly recommend them!
Lynna Huang
Lynna Huang
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)MPSBA
Yijia is a truly empathetic, sensitive, and warm therapist who always brings a calm, soothing presence and a safe space for their clients. I highly recommend Yijia as your guide to a journey of healing and self-exploration.
Charmy Patel
Charmy Patel
Registered PsychotherapistRPMACPMPH
I wholeheartedly recommend my colleague, Yijia as a skilled and compassionate psychotherapist. Yijia's empathetic approach creates a safe and nurturing environment, allowing individuals to explore their challenges and achieve personal growth.
Xinyu Long
Xinyu Long
CounsellorLGPCMS
Yijia possess an unparalleled understanding of the unique challenges faced by individuals and couples in non-traditional relationships, consistently demonstrating the utmost respect, empathy, and openness in their approach.
Quitzia de Velasco
Quitzia de Velasco
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)MPS
I highly recommend Yijia to anyone in the trans community seeking a safe space to explore their journey toward healing and self-discovery. Their anti-oppression approach and sensitivity towards trans issues truly make a difference. Quitzia

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Deaf Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

I also speak

Mandarin

Religion

Buddhist

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Deaf Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

I also speak

Mandarin

Religion

Buddhist

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
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I offer a client-centered, relational and integrative approach to psychotherapy. I often use Narrative Therapy, EMDR, and Somatic therapy to support mind-body-spirit healing of trauma.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (437) 372-5606
Photo of Yijia Shao, MPS, RP(Q), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Yijia Shao
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPS, RP(Q)
"
I offer a client-centered, relational and integrative approach to psychotherapy. I often use Narrative Therapy, EMDR, and Somatic therapy to support mind-body-spirit healing of trauma.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (437) 372-5606
Photo of Yijia Shao, MPS, RP(Q), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Yijia Shao
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPS, RP(Q)

Location

Primary Location

Queer Joy Therapy

114 Maitland Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1E1

Suite 411

Toronto, ON M4Y

(437) 372-5606

Additional Location

Queer Joy Therapy

720 King Street West

Suit 199

Toronto, ON M5V

(437) 372-5606

Nearby Areas

Towns/Cities

Postal Codes

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You can book a 15 minutes free phone consultation with me directly on my website :)
Call for a free consultation now - (437) 372-5606
Photo of Yijia Shao, MPS, RP(Q), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Yijia Shao
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPS, RP(Q)
"
You can book a 15 minutes free phone consultation with me directly on my website :)
Call for a free consultation now - (437) 372-5606
Photo of Yijia Shao, MPS, RP(Q), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Yijia Shao
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPS, RP(Q)