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ABOUT US

OUR PROCESS

Centre of Neuropsychology and Emotional Wellness’ approach to treatment is integrative because we do not believe that “one size fits all.”  Our work is considered to be client-driven because we believe intervention works best when it is congruent with your way of thinking and being in the world.

Psychotherapy with us is a process in which there will be ongoing assessment and feedback from you. Trained in a scientist-practioner model, our treatment methods are grounded in evidence-based practice. we use a wide variety of treatment methods, including emotion focused psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness meditation.

 

The treatment modalities used in our work together is guided by your presenting symptoms and concerns as well as what is consistent with way of thinking and feeling.

MEET OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS

Dr. Olivia Chu Yau

Dr. Olivia Chu Yau

Neuropsychologist/Psychologist

I followed my calling and completed my doctoral degree at the University of Windsor in Clinical Neuropsychology studying pediatric and adult populations. I am a psychologist specializing in the practice of clinical neuropsychology, clinical psychology and rehabilitation psychology with children, adolescents, and adults.

I have worked in various settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, outpatient mental health centres, private practices, and university health centres. I had the opportunity to work closely with many diverse populations including individuals with neurological (e.g., traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative, stroke), medical (e.g., bariatric surgery, genetic disorders) developmental (e.g., learning disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder), and psychiatric disorders (e.g., mood, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder).I have also worked with many individuals with childhood trauma experiences. I am registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

Dr. Teddy Cheung

Psychologist: Neuropsychology & Clinical Psychology

I received my PhD in Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Toronto. I received a Masters of Clinical Psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and have been working in the field of clinical psychology from 2007 to 2017. I specialized in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology. I attended further training in Emotion Focused Therapy offered by the York University-Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council. I completed the post-qualification training at the Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Institute of Child Health in London, UK. While I was in Hong Kong, I helped established an early autism training centre and have served in different specialties in two public hospitals, including psychiatry, general medical, rehabilitation, and palliative services, covering child/adolescent, adult, and elderly populations. I am registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) in both clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology.

Currently, I hold a clinical research fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at SickKids, working on novel tech-based interventions for children with neurodevelopmental disorders and impact of COVID-19 on children’s and youth’s mental health among other projects. I was part of a multidisciplinary team in the Neurology Department of the CUHK medical school, for which the team translated and validated the Chinese-version of a Canadian cognitive screening test, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). I am also working on developing App intervention for children with autism in enhancing face and emotion recognition in collaboration with CUHK and Cambridge University.

Dr. Teddy Cheung Psychologist: Neuropsychology & Clinical Psychology
Ting Jiang Social Worker

Ting Jiang

Social Worker

I graduated from Niagara College with a Recreation Therapy program. I obtained both a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work from York University.

During my MSW internship, I provided counselling services at both private practice and non-profit organizations. It helps me explore different modalities to provide a holistic approach to the community. Before starting the private practice, I have over 8 years of experience working with a diverse population in community settings. Currently, I mainly work with young adults and adults with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and trauma. I also provide psychological counselling services to clients who have been involved in Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA) at the rehabilitation and wellness centre. I draw from different approaches, it consists of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Emotion-focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and trauma-informed practice. I continue to learn a variety of modalities to enhance my therapeutic approach, and to be able to support those who I am working with.

Gifty Dem

Social Worker

I am an Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers Registered Social Worker with over seven years of experience working with children, youth, and their families of all ages and diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. I have a Master’s (MSW) from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor’s (BSW) from Lakehead University, in addition to a Sociology degree from the University of Guelph. I’ve worked and trained in a variety of settings, including child welfare, foster care, education, outpatient community mental health, and hospitals. Many years have been spent advocating for, supporting, and counselling people suffering from depression, anxiety/panic disorders, various psychotic and personality disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHA, behavioural challenges, and other conditions. I specialize in providing supportive counselling and service navigation to children and young people dealing with suicidal ideation, school and academic stress, dual diagnoses, and life transitions.

 

I use a flexible and inclusive therapeutic approach that includes techniques from Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. My role is straightforward: to help you achieve your goals by assisting you in identifying patterns, reframing negative thoughts, and gathering the tools and resources you need to live the life you desire while also increasing your level of self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-compassion.

Gifty Dem Social Worker
Elizabeth Yorski Registered Psychotherapist in Supervised Practice

Elizabeth Yorski

Psychotherapist in Supervised Practice

I took a winding road to Psycho-Spiritual Care and Counselling. I started out as a training and development professional at a senior level, where I coached and mentored many in the corporate sector before completing studies in psychol-spiritual care and direction, and now in the evolving profession of psychotherapy with TCPCE. I have a Masters Degree in Ministry and Spirituality from the University of Toronto. I am also a Certified Training and Development Professional and Certified Professional Coach, and I have a Masters Diploma in Instructional Technology.

I have extensive experience in both corporate and public sectors including time spent as the Vice-Chair and Trustee with a public school board and 15 years in the aerospace, facility management, and other industries. In addition to my role at the clinic, I also work part-time as an Associate Chaplain at Markham-Stouffville Hospital providing support to patients and families experiencing loss, grief, physical and mental health challenges.

Having steered a large family of my own, I am no stranger to the weight of mental stress, anxiety, divorce, remarriage, finding the balance in a blended family, grief, as well as many other emotional stresses and experiences that life brings to us unexpectedly.

Dr. Jenkin Mok

Neuropsychologist & Psychologist in Supervised Practice

I completed my doctoral degree in clinical psychology (clinical neuropsychology stream) at York University and received the Canadian Psychological Association’s Certificate of Academic Excellence for my Ph.D. dissertation. My clinical training has taken place across several leading mental health facilities in the Greater Toronto Area, including the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Sunnybrook Health Sciences, Baycrest Hospital, and the York University Psychology Clinic. I completed my pre-doctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology at London Health Sciences Centre. I am registered as a psychologist (in supervised practice) with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO), specializing in clinical neuropsychology, clinical psychology, and rehabilitation psychology with adults.

Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse clientele, spanning various life stages, including adolescents, emerging adults, and older adults.

As a neuropsychologist by training, I am interested in working with individuals with psychiatric and cognitive comorbidities resulting from medical and neurological conditions, particularly those with a history of concussion and head injuries. Through volunteer work, I have become interested in advocacy work for cultural communities that are traditionally inexperienced with navigating psychological difficulties and have sought to connect these communities with appropriate mental health resources.

Dr. Jenkin Mok Neuropsychologist & Psychologist
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Karen Sin

Social Worker

I am a registered social worker with a Master of Social Work and Master of Family-Centred Practice and Family Therapy. I hold a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from the University of California Davis. I received Child-Centered Play Therapy training in Hong Kong, as well as techniques training from CAPT (Canadian Association for Play Therapy). I am also a certified practitioner of projective drawing art in assessment and certified in pastel hope art. With extensive experiences in providing individual, children and family counselling, I have worked in variety of social services, such as hospital, school, women and children shelter, community organization, providing assessment and treatment for clients who are suffering depression, anxiety, relationships distress, gender issue, trauma, family conflicts, parenting, single family challenges, and special education needs children.

Anna Gorbatski

Psychometrist

I have been employed in Psychometrics and Psychodiagnostics since graduating York University with my Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Psychology in 2002, with specialization in Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience.  Since graduation, I have acquired my skills in psychometric assessment from highly qualified professionals in the field, who had provided me with top-notch training and close guidance.  In over 15 years of psychometric experience, I have conducted a variety of cognitive and behavioural assessments of both adults and children, with diverse medical and psychological conditions and for a multitude of purposes, including diagnostics and treatment, academic and career recommendations, educational support determination and school admission.  My experience includes working with children of both pre-school and school age, within private and public education sectors, as well as in clinical settings.

Anna Gorbatski Psychometrist
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