Meet Cassandra

M.Div, M.Sc, RP
ICEEFT Certified EFT Therapist & Supervisor

Clients Served: Teens, Adults, Couples, Families

Areas of Focus: Relationship issues, Marital / Premarital, Emotional Disturbance, Trauma, Grief & Loss, Life Transition, Parenting, Self-esteem, Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction

Credentials: Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), Certified EFT Therapist & Supervisor with the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, Somatic Attachment Therapy Certificate, Certified Mental Health First Aid Provider, Master of Divinity in Clinical Counselling from Tyndale University, and Master of Science from York University

Languages: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin

I always enjoy working and journeying with people.  It is my passion to integrate my faith, professional knowledge, skills and life experiences to support people in need of a lift as they face their life challenges.  Having been through my own healing journey, I understand that seeking help and talking to a stranger can be difficult and overwhelming.  In our time together, our therapeutic relationship is my priority and I am committed to walk alongside you with respect, empathy, compassion, and warmth so that you can feel safe to explore your issues as we work towards your goals.

Believing human beings are wired for connection, I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) as my primary approach to individual, couple, and family therapy.  EFT is an attachment and evidence-based therapy that integrates a humanistic, experiential approach to restructuring emotional experiences in terms of human functioning instead of pathology.  Through the lens of EFT, I collaborate with you to understand your emotional experiences of your distress, and to restructure those experiences so that you can reconnect with yourself and others to lead a more fulfilling life and to pursue healthier relationships.  In my sessions, you will be respected and supported to make meaningful changes according to your pace.  I also draw on Family System Theory, Somatic Attachment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Focusing, Mindfulness, and trauma-inform approaches to meet your treatment needs.  I offer counselling in EnglishCantonese, and Mandarin.

Personally, I’m a mother of two bright young men whom I’m so very proud of and forever grateful for. They’ve brought me enormous joy and adventure in motherhood; and they are my best teachers in parenting.  My own marriage has gone through a lot of stormy seasons that humbled me as a wife, a mother, a person, and a therapist. Outside of sessions, you will find me enjoying time with family and friends, gardening, listening to music, enjoying movies, or working on home projects.  I look forward to journeying with you.

Look forward to meeting you!