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Our Mission

As a Toronto based psychotherapy and consulting team, our mission is to provide a confidential and non-judgmental therapeutic environment for all people. We respect and are sensitive to your race, culture, ethnicity, gender, age, abilities, religion, and sexual orientation. Individualized treatment approaches will be developed for each and every client accordingly.

Client Care Policy

We encourage our clients to give us feedback—regardless positive or negative— in order to allow us to provide you with the best treatment possible. We understand the importance of building rapport and effective collaboration with your therapists. Thus, if you are not satisfied with the services or are not feeling connected with your assigned therapist, do not hesitate, and please inform us. We will gladly listen to your concerns, and do our best to accommodate your needs. It is our sole intention to ensure that our clients are receiving the best treatment possible.

Meet Our Team

Mandy Liwen Fang

M.S.W., R.S.W., R.P.

Clinical Director

Mandy Li Wen Fang is a registered social worker, counsellor, and a Registered Psychotherapist in the Province of Ontario (CRPO). She graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Social Work in 2004, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto in 2010.

Ms. Fang has 13 years of experience serving vulnerable populations in the greater Toronto area. Ms. Fang specializes in emotionally focused therapy for marriage counselling and couple’s therapy. She aims to help couples reduce conflict, improve communication, resolve underlying issues, address extramarital affairs, as well as helping them express their emotions and feelings. She also supports individuals in making positive changes in their lives by providing insight and using practical tools, as well as empowering them to reconnect with their strengths.

Ms. Fang’s counselling approach is informed by different models, such as emotion-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centered and narrative therapy, family systems theory, and attachment theory.

Mandy is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Dr. Jian P. Su

Ed.D., R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

Dr. Jian P. Su is a Registered Psychotherapist in the Province of Ontario (CRPO). She has a doctorate in clinical psychology from OISE, University of Toronto, specializing in multicultural counselling and psychotherapy.

Dr. Su specializes in psychological assessment and providing psychotherapy to clients experiencing adjustment disorder, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mental health issues. She also conducts couple and family psychotherapy to couples, partners, and families experiencing relationship difficulties. She worked for the North York Health Department as an associate researcher and conducted research on new immigrant health issues.

Dr. Su's previous employment includes working and practicing psychotherapy for university students and faculty for more than 20 years at the University of Toronto. Dr. Su is very experienced with youths, young adults, and also new immigrants who have been suffering from anxiety, depression, and mental health issues such as adjustment disorders.

Dr. Su is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Sharon Zong

M.S.W., R.S.W., R.P.

Registered Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist

Sharon Zong is a Registered Social Worker (OCSWSSW) and Registered Psychotherapist in the Province of Ontario (CRPO). She graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Social Work in 2001, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto in 2006. She also provides supervision to university students pursuing Bachelor and Master degrees in Social Work.

Sharon specializes in providing psychotherapy to clients experiencing emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic disorder, stress, grief, and relationship issues. She has twenty years of experience serving individuals, couples, and families that are going through difficult times. Sharon is also actively involved in Partner Assault Response programs (PAR) and has been helping clients with anger management issues.

Her clinical approach integrates eclectic frameworks of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy, Family system theory, and EMDRII Therapy.

Sharon is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Yvonne Ma

M.A.S.W., R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

Yvonne Ma is a Registered Psychotherapist in the Province of Ontario (CRPO). She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at the University of Toronto at Scarborough and a Master of Arts in Social Work degree in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University specializes in Family-centred Practice and Family Therapy.

Yvonne has been working in the community setting for over 10 years focusing on serving newcomers and the vulnerable population in a linguistic and culturally sensitive manner. Yvonne believes life is full of highs and lows; she appreciates individuals and families who take the courageous step to come forward and allow her to be part of their life journeys. Through collaboration between therapist and client, Yvonne’s goals of the therapy are to provide clients with a safe space where they can expand self-awareness, explore and process their thoughts and emotions to work through challenging issues in a confidential and non-judgemental environment in order to uncover inner strength and empower positive change.

Yvonne is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Stacy Hsu

M.S.W., R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker

Stacy is a Registered Social Worker at The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Worker (OCSWSSW). She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Toronto. She aims to support children and families, youths, younger adult, working professionals as well as international students in handling life changes better to make more positive changes.

Stacy’s clinical approach integrates eclectic frameworks of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused, Strength-Based Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Stacy is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Chelsea Zhu

M.Ed., R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

Chelsea is a Registered Psychotherapist (Q) in the Province of Ontario (CRPO). She obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hong Kong Baptist University and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from OISE, University of Toronto. She specializes in working with university students, young adults, and couples on depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, suicidal intervention, and other mental health difficulties. She supports clients to discover their unique strengths and resources and strives to empower them to make positive changes.

Her clinical approach integrates eclectic frameworks of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Positive Psychology.

Chelsea is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Natalie Han

M.S.W., R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker

Natalie is a Registered Social Worker at the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Worker (OCSWSSW). In her first part of life, she got a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and Arts from Beijing Union University and Tsinghua University in China. She also enjoyed traveling and working with clients in Mainland China, Asia, and Europe.

After immigrated to Canada, she has pursued her true passion in mental health. Natalie finished her Bachelor of Social Work degree at the University of Victoria and her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Toronto (majoring in mental health and health). She has been working and practicing in various settings and providing psychotherapy and counseling services to clients from diverse backgrounds. She has been working with people experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, phobia, and various stress. During her MSW practicum, she had provided peer support counseling sessions to undergraduate and graduate students, at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus, who are going through mental health issues, relationship difficulties, academic concerns, loss, transitions, and racism/discrimination.

Natalie is dedicated to creating a genuine and warm connection with her clients and believing in clients’ strength and resilience, integrating eclectic approaches of Trauma-Informed Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Narrative Therapy.

Natalie is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Sandra Kwok Sin Li

M.S.W., R.S.W., R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

Sandra Li is a Registered Social Worker (OCSWSSW) and Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO) in Ontario. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She then obtained her Bachelor’s Degree of Arts (major in psychology) and Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia. She completed the Certificate in Solution Focused Counselling with the University of Toronto.

Sandra has over 20 years of experience in providing counselling and psychotherapy. She currently works as a school social worker who provides counselling to students and parents. Prior to that, she was a mental health clinician at a hospital adult outpatient clinic, where she provided individual and group therapy for people with mental illnesses. She had worked at a family service agency, where she provided individual, couple, and family counselling. She also had experience providing counselling for newcomers, parents, and at-risk children and youths in various settings. She sees people who suffer from mental health issues and struggle with personal and relational challenges.

Sandra’s clinical approach integrates Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Acceptance of Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness. She believes in people’s strength and resilience; and she works from a client-centered and growth-orientated space.

Sandra is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Xiaolan Yang

M.Ed., R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

Xiaolan is a Registered Psychotherapist in the Province of Ontario (CRPO). She is an active professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association as well as a member of the Ontario Psychological Association. Xiaolan has a Master’s degree in Adult Education and Counselling Psychology from OISE, University of Toronto, and a Master’s degree in Social Psychology from Guangzhou University, China.

Xiaolan is passionate about helping clients who would like to change or improve real issues in their lives, such as stress management, improved partner communication, handling criticism better, dealing with relatives/friends/managers, etc. In particular, Xiaolan is passionate about encouraging post-traumatic growth.

Xiaolan takes a collaborative stance, assuming clients’ competency and good intentions, seeing clients as an aspect of his/her life. Xiaolan seeks to facilitate client empowerment by moving beyond “problem talk” (what’s wrong) to “solution talk” (what’s right). She aims to help clients envision a more satisfying and hopeful future, recognize their strengths and resources, and use them to generate realistic solutions as much as possible.

Xiaolan is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese.

Merlin Tong

R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

Merlin Tong is a Registered Psychotherapist (Q) in the Province of Ontario (CRPO). He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and owns a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. As a therapist, he believes it is a privilege to be a part of his client's journey towards healing and meaningful changes. He values a collaborative approach to therapy. He wishes to work with his clients towards their therapeutic goals and provide a space in which they can process difficult emotions, thoughts, and experiences. Ultimately, he believes in fostering one's strengths and cultivating a sense of acceptance and resilience in coping with the various concerns and challenges that impact us all.

Merlin works through various modalities, including elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Psychodynamic principles in his work to create an individualized approach to different clients.

Merlin is fluent in English and Cantonese.

Aster Hing Chau Ka

Registered Psychotherapist

Aster is a Registered Psychotherapist in the Province of Ontario (CRPO). She has been working with young children, families, and couples in after-school supporting programs and a series of psycho-education-based EQ parenting courses for almost 10 years. Her training focuses on the following areas:

  • Emotional Focused Therapy for Couple and Family
  • Mindfulness and CBT Managing Emotion for Adults
  • Meaning Therapy for Individuals
  • Theraplay--Play Therapy based counselling for Children and Family
  • Brain-Based Parenting Skills Training for Parents.

Aster is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Sunny Hu

M.Div (CP) R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

Sunny Hu is a Registered Psychotherapist in the Province of Ontario (CRPO). She has a Master's Degree in clinical counselling from Tyndale University, Canada, specializing in multicultural counselling and psychotherapy. She also specializes in couple's therapy and family counselling. Her training and experiences focuses on the following areas:

  • Couple relationship counseling
  • Pre-marriage
  • Family counseling
  • Life or Career Transitions
  • Exploration of sexuality
  • Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Self-Harm, Suicidal
  • Multicultural and Cross-cultural concerns
  • Immigrant Settlement or Acculturation Challenges
  • Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Personal and Spiritual Development

Sunny is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Renee Jim

Registered Psychotherapist

Renee Jim is a Registered Psychotherapist in the Province of Ontario (CRPO). She has a Master’s degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Derby.

Renee specializes in working with those that have experienced trauma, intimate partner violence, bereavement, as well as working with those who are struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. She is also actively involved in anger management programs and has been helping clients to manage rumination and resentment so they do not trigger anger.

She practices Integrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR Therapy, and Mindfulness-based Therapies to better help address the needs of individuals from a variety of backgrounds.

Renee is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Elden Leung

Registered Psychotherapist

Elden Leung is a Registered Psychotherapist in the Province of Ontario (CRPO), and also a member of International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). He has a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and a Master's Degree in Christian Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Bible Seminary. Elden specializes in helping intimate relationships and attachment. He helps his clients to discover the patterns in their relationship and help them creating a closer bonding with their loved one, and develop deeper trust to move the relationship in a more positive direction. Elden has over five years of counselling experience with a wide range of patients in a variety of treatment settings. These have included providing individuals and couple counseling in two counseling centers, an addiction center for drug addicts, and one family clinic. He also provided counseling services in the church. Elden is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Patrick Tsang

M.S.W., R.S.W., R.P.

Registered Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist

Patrick is a Registered Social Worker (OCSWSSW) and Registered Psychotherapist in the Province of Ontario (CRPO). He has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Hong Kong.

Are you feeling stressed, sad, hopeless, anxious, or stuck? Patrick would like to help. Patrick provides individual and couples counselling to those experiencing stressors from work, family, or relationships, and to those struggling with mental health issues. He is skilled at helping clients to identify their strengths and to better understand themselves and their relationships with others. With Patrick as your guide, positive change can happen!

Patrick currently works in a hospital-based mental health clinic and has over 12 years of experience working in the family services and mental health fields in Toronto. In terms of his counselling style, Patrick is trained in Acceptance Commitment, Cognitive-behavioral, Narrative and Emotionally-focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-informed counselling, and he adopts an integrative approach based on each client’s needs.

Patrick is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.

Eunice Chau

R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

Eunice Shang Yee Chau is a Registered Psychotherapist (Q) in the Province of Ontario (CRPO). She graduated from Tyndale University with a Master of Divinity in Clinical Counselling.

Eunice has experience working in a maximum-security correctional facility as well as journeying with teenagers and young adults who are learning about the world and themselves.

It is Eunice’s passion to help people to recognize their inner strengths and empower them to reach their goals. She is compassionate and offers a supportive and empathetic presence for those looking for healing and growth.

Eunice is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Tan Weijia

M.S.W., R.S.W., Ph.D. (C)

Registered Social Worker

Weijia is a Registered Social Worker at the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Worker (OCSWSSW). She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Windsor and currently is a Ph.D. candidate at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. Weijia's clinical practice focuses on older adults with dementia, retirement arrangements, palliative care for older adults, grief support, and the adaptation and intergenerational relations of senior immigrants.

The purpose of Weijia's clinical work is to support mid-aged adults and older adults to live a healthy and positive life. Her clinical approach integrates frameworks of Age-Friended Community, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Relations, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance Commitment to Empowerment Therapy, Legacy Therapy, Advance Care Planning, and Strategies and Skills Learning and Development Approach.

Weijia is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Nicole Chow

M.Div, R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

Nicole Chow is a Registered Psychotherapist in the Province of Ontario (CRPO). She graduated from the University of Toronto with an honours Bachelor of Science, and Tyndale University with a Masters of Divinity in Clinical Counselling. Nicole specializes in trauma work, supporting individuals and families through their healing journey. Nicole also has extensive experience in supporting children, teens, couples, and families with struggles related to culture and diversity, grief, attachment, anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity, sexuality (LGBTQ+), and family of origin.

Nicole brings curiosity, connection, and creativity to her work in therapy. Her therapeutic approach is to honour the whole person and to support clients in identifying their resilience and strength through a compassionate, non-assuming, yet directive manner. She is trained in Trauma-informed Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (in progress). She also integrates Narrative Therapy, Strength-based approaches, Attachment theory, Family Systems Theory, and Solution-focused brief therapy in her work.

Nicole is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.

Julia Yee

B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D.

Clinical Counselor

Dr. Yee's counselling journey began when she was an Instructor at the University of Toronto where she would provide one-on-one consultation on career development and post-secondary education planning. She later worked as a Youth Worker at the Centre for Immigrant & Community Services (CICS) and served newcomer youths and their families who need assistance on cultural adjustment and social integration.

Dr. Yee's scope of counseling includes parenting, family relationship, and issues surrounding trauma, grief, and loss. She assumes a client-centered approach and believes that the key to every underlying issue is within the reach of the client; the role of a counselor is to journey with her client as a mindful guide, a compassionate companion, and a faithful witnesses at their most vulnerable time.

Julia is fluent in Mandarin and English.

Asanda Cheung

M.P.S., R.P., S.R.C.

Registered Spiritual Care Practitioner, Registered Psychotherapist

Asanda is a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO) of Ontario and also a registered Spiritual Care Practitioner (CASC) of Canada.  Asanda completed her Master’s degree at the University of Toronto.

Asanda worked with all age groups encountering various mental health challenges. Asanda believes that there are ways to manage and work through complex situations through therapeutic work.  Underpinning her approach is unconditional positive regard, which is foremost contained within a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space for the people with who she works.  She has experience in working with motor vehicle accident clients, post-traumatic distress (PTSD), depression, loss and grief, self-esteem, family of origin issues, relational and work-related issues. Asanda utilizes a variety of approaches.  Her therapy is influenced by family systems theory as well as Cognitive Behavioral, Narrative, and Emotional Focused Therapy. Asanda passionately believes that people have the capacity to change, and often need encouragement, guidance, and assistance in experiencing and achieving positive outcomes.

Asanda is fluent in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about yourself or your loved ones. Please don't hesitate to contact us at:

Email: adminpsych@hopewoods.ca

Phone: +1647-892-8984