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Psychotherapy

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Virtual Psychotherapy

**Currently full, and accepting for waitlist only**

If you’re reading this, perhaps you feel stuck, lost, or ready to heal. I specialize in self-esteem, self-love, and relationships. And I will be with you every step of the way on your journey.

In fact, I had absolutely no self-esteem as a teenager. I have spent many years as both a client and a therapist, so I know firsthand what it’s like to heal old wounds. Regardless of your age or gender, I will create a safe and anti-oppressive place to help you explore these issues.

Currently, I have limited spots available for private psychotherapy clients. Let’s talk! Contact me through Psychology Today, or book a free consult call!

Gloria Zhang

MA, Registered Psychotherapist

Gloria Zhang

Why Clients Have Worked With Me

Above all, you can say that I’m super down-to-earth and love having a caring and trusting relationship with my clients!

Based in Toronto, Canada, I’ve worked in women’s centres, family mental health agencies, and hospitals for 6 years. I’m a coffee drinker, podcast lover, and a local musician too!

I am a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, Canada. In 2015, I received my Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Western Ontario. Before that, I graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.Sc. in Psychology.

**Currently full, and accepting for waitlist only**

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Individuals

For people from all walks of life who are ready to heal. I offer 60 minute psychotherapy sessions via secure video chat, or over the phone – All in the comfort of your own home!

Couples

For all couples and genders. Whether you want to reignite the flames in your relationship or heal painful wounds, couples therapy can help you deepen your understanding of each other and make breakthroughs in your relationship. I offer 60 minute psychotherapy sessions via secure video chat, or over the phone – All in the comfort of your own home!

Got Insurance?

Your insurance plan may cover Registered Psychotherapists (in Ontario, Canada). I am happy to provide you a complete receipt so that you can submit for reimbursement.

You're not alone. I've got you!

Here are some common themes that come up in sessions.

"I don't like/love myself"

Low self worth is a painful way to live, and it shows up in every aspect of your life. From constant negative mental chatter, to never feeling “okay”, always feeling like you’re doing something wrong or bad, to downplaying yourself at work. You may find it difficult to form a deep connection with others, or become stuck in relationship where you are put down or disrespected. Can you relate?

Often, my clients were given these messages early on in childhood which carried forward into their adolescent or adult lives. I’m here to tell you that’s it’s possible to live differently! I offer a free 15-min phone consultation to all new clients.

"I am going through a hard time with something."

Anxiety, depression, grief are all very common issues that bring people to therapy. It is courageous and wonderful to reach out for help through life’s challenges. Whether you have experienced a recent event in life, a loss, a job change, or an unexpected transition, working with me can help you process what happened and grow from it.

I offer a free 15-min phone consultation to all new clients.

 

Often, my clients were given these messages early on in childhood which carried forward into their adolescent or adult lives. I’m here to tell you that’s it’s possible to live differently!

"I have a hard time saying no. I'm so affected by what other people think."

“People pleasing” and perfectionism are two of the most common issues I work with! Some clients also feel like they are responsible for making others happy and are afraid of rejection and criticism. You can call it codependency or anxious attachment. No matter what, it’s not your fault! My guess is that most likely early on in life, your own needs and wants were invalidated. Perhaps you had a parent who was narcissistic, controlling, or had addictions or health issues, or who was emotionally absent.

Did you know that if you keep repeating a pattern in your current relationships, you might be unconsciously trying to resolve this conflict from childhood?

When we work together, we work together to heal your past wounds, so that you can regain your power and start living for yourself! I offer a free 15-min phone consultation to all new clients.

"I'm unhappy in my relationship/I've never had a healthy, loving relationship."

Again, experiences and trauma from our past can powerfully shape our attachment styles and the way we relate to others. Usually we’re not even aware of it. You may struggle with making connections or letting people in. Or you might jump from one unfulfilling or painful relationship to another. Perhaps you feel stuck in an unhappy long-term relationship and don’t know what to do.

Together, we can help you heal from those past wounds, so that you can move on with your life in a meaningful way. I offer a free 15-min phone consultation to all new clients.

"I am a survivor of sexual violence."

No matter your age or gender, it is never too late to start healing past wounds  and move towards a fulfilling life that you want. Many survivors have experienced judgement, shame, and blame when talking about their stories. Working with me is compassionate, patient, and empowering. I have worked at a sexual assault centre for a number of years, and continue to do so through my private practice. I will be your biggest supporter, and encourage you to work through our sessions at your own pace and comfort.

Together, we can help you heal from those past wounds, so that you can transition from surviving to thriving. If you are ready to start your journey with me, I offer a free consultation call for all new clients!

"I want to do more in life, but I don't know that I want. Something keeps holding me back."

It’s not as simple as “overcoming your fear”, because many people with low self-esteem really don’t know what they want! And that is not your fault. Somewhere in your life, it’s likely that your true feelings and wants were not validated.  Maybe you’re afraid to say what you truly feel, or try to make decisions that please others. Perhaps you feel you’ve been hiding your true self, because you get caught up in “shoulds”.

It’s possible to learn to assert yourself and rediscover your passion and identity! Together, we can help you heal from those past wounds that are keeping you stuck. If you are ready to start your journey with me, I offer a free consultation call for all new clients!

"I am a person of color/adopted/BIPOC and want to explore my place in the world."

Cultural and personal identity has become confusing in our ever-changing political landscape. No matter your background, intersections, or beliefs, I hold a non-judgemental space and allow you to explore themes in an anti-oppressive relationship with me.  I am a Chinese-Canadian therapist (she/her) who has lived in different parts of the world, and has grown up with immigrant parents.

I offer a free 15-min phone consultation to all new clients!

I use a holistic and blended approach of:

Attachment-Based Work

Trauma/PTSD Therapy

Mindfulness

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Relationships

Positive Parenting

Solutions-Focused

Culturally Sensitive/Anti-Oppressive

I can't wait to hear your story!

Your well-being and happiness is worth it!

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