Clinical Therapist

Sometimes life can feel overwhelming. There can be challenges from difficult relationships and break-ups to stress at work to adjusting to a change in you life (a new baby or the death of a loved one). You may feel stuck, not knowing which way to turn, or what to do next. It's important that you know that you don't have to go through this alone. You can manage these changes and find insight to your questions through therapy. Together, we will find ways to understand what's going on and develop skills to manage these challenges.

I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to comfortably talk about and make sense of your stories. I aim to be collaborators with my clients. This means that we build our work based on confidentiality, trust, and mutual respect. I believe you are the expert of your own life, and my role is to accompany and support you on your journey towards making changes.

I have worked to support individuals, couples, and family members experiencing transitional periods of change in their life. I have also worked with Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, relationship issues, trauma or PTSD, self-esteem issues, substance abuse/addictions, and grief.

Vivian received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. She works on an inpatient Women’s Health Unit, Pediatric Clinic, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and has also 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.

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Client Focus

  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity

Client Focus

  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men’s Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Women’s Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused