Ms. Phyllis Wai Ng is the director of Positive Minds Psychotherapy Services. Ms. Ng is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) who is a member of College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), and a member of Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). Ms. Ng speaks fluent English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
Ms. Ng received her Master degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota in 2003. After graduation, Ms. Ng worked as a guidance counselor at a junior high school in the United States for 5 years, and then as a clinician at a residential program in downtown Toronto for 5 years. Since 2012, Ms. Ng has been providing individual, couple, and family counselling and psychotherapy through private practice. Between 2014 and 2016, Ms. Ng had been providing Employee Assistant Program (EAP) services for different EAP providers. Ms. Ng has also been a featured guest speaker on AM1540 radio for counselling related topics.
Ms. Ng's areas of specialization are depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), stress management, borderline personality disorder, relationship issues, school difficulties, adolescent issues, parenting, motor vehicle accidents, and adjustment issues (e.g., grief, immigration, pregnancy, etc).
Ms. Ng is a therapist who draws on several therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Narrative Therapy, just to mention a few.
The foundation of Ms. Ng's practice is culturally sensitive and client-centred. Ms. Ng provides a non-judgmental and supportive environment to empower clients to explore their options and learn coping skills in order to eventually manage their problems on their own.
Ms Ng is a mother of two children and has a family member who suffers from mental health issues. Ms. Ng understands how hard it is to support someone who has mental health issues and to be a parent in today's complex environment.
During leisure time, Ms. Ng enjoys reading, playing table-tennis and tennis, meditating, travelling, and watching movies.