Vivian Zhang is a Clinical Therapist and a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). Vivian has worked to support individuals and couples experiencing transitional periods of change in their life, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, relationship issues, trauma or PTSD, self-esteem issues, substance abuse/addictions, and grief. She has extensive experience and expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Talk Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Vivian uses these forms of counselling in an eclectic and holistic way to best support you and your goals.
Vivian received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. She is a social worker on an inpatient Women’s Health Unit, Pediatric Clinic, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Vivian has worked with clients at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Women’s College Hospital, Bellwood Health Services, Holland-Bloorview Children’s Hospital, Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, North York General Hospital, and St. Michael’s Hospital.
Vivian believes that counselling and psychotherapy works best by considering different aspects of what makes you, you. Although it sounds cliché, your life story is very important and contributes to the issues that you might be experiencing and wanting relief from. She approaches the therapeutic relationship with respect, trust, confidentiality, compassion, and kindness for her clients. There’s never going to be the perfect time to tackle some of the issues and baggage you’ve been carrying around. Vivian is looking forward to hearing from you whenever you’re ready to start that journey.