Rui has many years experience providing individual, couple and family therapy and specializes treating anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, pain management, and many other issues. Services offered in English and Mandarin.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist, specialized in Addiction and Mental Health Therapist, Chronic Pain Management, Rehabilitation, and certified as a Solution-Focused Therapist/Coach, I have practicing in various clinical settings, including hospital, non-profit and outpatient community agencies, walk-in clinic, Family Health Team (FIT), and private clinics providing psychotherapy and life coaching. My clients are from all walks of life, from different age groups, with various sexual orientations and diverse social/economical/cultural backgrounds.
I have been practicing psychotherapy, clinical supervision, life coaching, consultation, training, and counselling to individuals, couples, families, groups, organizations. My main approaches include Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interview (MI), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Clinical Hypnosis, Emotional-Focused Therapy (EFT), and Family Systems Therapy, integrated with but not limited to elements from psychodynamic, Rogerian, Narrative, Gestalt, and Interpersonal therapy. Also, I practice Harm Reduction and Relapse Prevention, positive psychology, resiliency building, and health, leadership creativity coaching.
I have developed expertise in issues related to mental health (e.g. anxiety, depression, trauma), addictions (substances, problem gambling, eating, sex, and internet), and concurrent diagnosis; developmental disability (ASD, MID, LD, ADHD, ODD and etc.) and dual diagnosis; rehabilitation (MVA, WSIB, OWN, LTD, RTW, mTBI, and traumatic injuries), chronic illness (chronic pain and other chronic medical conditions), and return to work; parenting (child and youth), couple and marital relationship, and as well as personal wellbeing/development. I also provided supervision to Master level student psychotherapists and clinical social workers to complete their practicums and job placement required by College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario or The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.