Welcome to
Positive Minds
Psychotherapy Services
Welcome to
Positive Minds
Psychotherapy Services
Welcome to
Positive Minds
Psychotherapy Services
Welcome to
Positive Minds
Psychotherapy Services
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“Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, face-to-face meetings at our clinic are closed until further notice. Nevertheless, Positive Minds Psychotherapy Services is still committed to your wellness, and will provide the best possible care from our therapists through phone call or video sessions. Please call or email us to arrange your session. We will overcome these challenging times together.”

Mission Statement

Positive Minds Psychotherapy Services values to create a therapeutic space that is culturally-sensitive, non-judgemental, and client-centred. We strive to always provide clients a safe and private experience where they are open to share their stories with us. At Positive Minds Psychotherapy Services, our therapists are devoted to creating individualized treatment plans that fit your goals and empower you to make meaningful changes for a fulfilling life.

Serving all of Ontario virtually, with in-person location in Markham

We offer psychotherapy, counselling, and consultative services in English, Cantonese, French, Hindi and Mandarin.

Located conveniently in Markham, we provide therapy and counselling services for clients of all ages. Our therapists specialize in supporting clients to manage COVID-19 related issues, depression, anxiety, relationships, parenting, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and more. Positive Minds Psychotherapy Services empowers individuals to make meaningful changes for happier lives. We understand what it’s like to feel overwhelmed by life’s challenges. We believe there is always “HOPE”. We know how to help. Our team is devoted to providing professional support while being sensitive to privacy and confidentiality.

Meet our Therapists

We are a team of dedicated psychotherapists, social workers, and masters level interns who bring a variety of clinical expertise to support our clients with different needs. You may choose a therapist that is a best fit for you or we can have our clinical team help you match with a therapist.

Phyllis Wai Ng

Registered Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor
Phyllis has over 15 years of clinical experience. Her areas of focus – include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, OCD, BPD, and parenting, etc. Phyllis has made numerous appearances on radio, television, and in newspaper articles. Phyllis speaks English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Pamela Li

Registered Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist, Professional Art Therapist
Pamela focuses on helping her clients explore and build on their inner strengths and potential to lead an enhanced quality of life. Her specialities include depression, anxiety, stress, grief, self-esteem, life transitions, trauma and PTSD, etc. She speaks English and Mandarin.

(Euphy) Ying Chor Chiu

Registered Psychotherapist
Euphy has over 15 years of clinical experience in the mental health field. Her areas of focus include depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), stress management, trauma, relationship issues, transition in life, adolescent issues, parenting, ADHD, pre-marital and marital counselling. Euphy speaks English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Michelle Lo

Registered Psychotherapist, Certified EFCT Therapist
Michelle has extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which focuses on helping disconnected couples and families regain connection. She supports clients to restore relationship to bring emotional and physical healing. Michelle speaks English and Cantonese.

Miranda Cheung

Registered Social Worker
Miranda supports clients to manage behavioral, emotional, and mental health challenges through strength-based approach. She has a solid forensic knowledge of the Canadian Criminal Justice System and Mental Health. Miranda speaks English and Cantonese.

(ChrisB) Liyan Liu

Registered Psychotherapist, Art Therapist,
EMDR Therapist

ChrisB specializes in the psychodynamic approach in her therapy practice. Her experience includes working with vulnerable children, youth, and adults who have suffered from anxiety, grief, life transition, substance abuse, stress, marginalized, homelessness, Trauma, PTSD, and social injustices. ChrisB speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Alana Sham

Registered Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist
Alana uses a person-centred approach to meet clients where they are at, to normalize the idea that the problems clients experience is valid, and that there is hope for things to improve. She is a therapist who draws on several therapy approaches (e.g., EMDR, EFT, SFT). Alana is fluent in English and proficient in Cantonese.

Maggie Yim

Registered Psychotherapist, Certified EFCT Therapist

Maggie’s approach is client-centred and grounded in empathy, compassion, and non-judgment. Her areas of specialty include depression, anxiety/panic attacks, stress, self-esteem, negative thinking, sleep issues, grief and loss, trauma/PTSD, cultural adjustment, life transitions, work-related issues, anger management, low energy/motivation, as well as couple and family relationship. Maggie is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.

Ivan Wong

Registered Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist

Ivan has comprehensive training in EFT for couple counselling, CBT/IPT for mental health problems, IFS and EMDR for trauma treatment, and GRM for helping grievers to deal with the pain of their profound emotional loss. Ivan has a proven track record of helping individuals and couples address their emotional and relationship issues. Ivan speaks English and Cantonese.

Kenny Lo

Registered Social Worker
Kenny has extensive experience in the mental health field for the past 15+ years. He is compassionate and uses a holistic approach to provide therapy to individuals with mental health challenges and developmental trauma. Kenny is fluent in English and Cantonese.

Karie Ma

Registered Psychotherapist,
Registered Social Worker

Karie has over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health. Her areas of focus are anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions and adjustments, self-esteem, relationship issues, parenting, grief, and aging. Karie speaks Cantonese and English.

(Joyce) Man Chung Chu

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Hong Kong Registered Counselling Psychologist

Joyce specializes in supporting children and families through psychodynamic play therapy,  strength-based, and trauma-informed individual psychotherapy. Her specialties include learning difficulties, interpersonal issues, parenting concern, self-esteem, life transitions, stress, and anxiety. Joyce speaks English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Youstina Iskander

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Youstina’s area of focus is working with adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, and general mental health struggles. She uses evidence-based approaches including CBT, SFBT, and Person-Centred Therapy to help empower clients to create positive change in their lives. Youstina’s goal is to help clients learn how to overcome their obstacles and become the person that they want to be.

Matthew Mascioli

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Matthew is interested in counselling teens and adults of all ages dealing with substance abuse issues, depression, anxiety, loss, and other issues/mental health afflictions. Person-centred care is at the core of Matthew’s philosophy as a burgeoning mental health care clinician. Matthew also leans on tenets from the Strength-Based therapeutic modality as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

(Laird) Yu Tian Zhou

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Laird provides compassionate facilitation from a multicultural, anti-oppression, trauma-informed, client-centered, and strength-based framework, striving to help clients rediscover their strength and resilience during challenging times. His areas of focus include interpersonal and family relationships, adjustment issues and stress management, cultural and 2SLGBTQ+ identities, healing from trauma, and living with mental illness.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Janette is a compassionate, culturally-sensitive, and trauma-informed therapist who walks with clients on their personal growth journey to health and wholeness. Working from an attachment lens, she focuses on youth and adults and how to make sense of distressing emotions so that they can be empowered to react differently. Her primary approaches include EFT, DBT, IFS, and CBT. She speaks English and French.

Tzu-Jung Chen

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor
For over 12 years, Tzu-Jung has worked with youth, young adults, and their families as a psychotherapist, providing person-centered, trauma-informed, and strength-based treatment. Tzu-Jung believes in the healing power of human connections, meaningful conversation, and creativity. She applies evidence-based therapy approaches to encourage skill-learning, promote curiosity, and cultivate self-compassion. Tzu-Jung speaks fluent English and Mandarin.

Dorothy Hsieh

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Dorothy provides a non-judgmental, empathic, and trauma-sensitive space within her practice. She utilizes therapeutic modalities such as ACT, ABA/IBI and Narrative Therapy. She has 6+ years of experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with developmental disorders (e.g., autism, ADHD). She is fluent in Hindi and English.
Registered Social Worker
Cherie devotes her practice to supporting youth and families from a holistic, strength-based, and client-centered approach. Over the past 9 years, her areas of focus have included depression, anxiety, stress management, emotion control, suicide/ self-harm, parenting, learning difficulties, self-esteem, and interpersonal relationships. Cherie is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Louis Law

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Louis Law has a profound passion for a culturally mindful and trauma-informed approach. Louis integrates evidence-based techniques from CBT, DBT, and EFT to provide personalized and effective treatment. He believes in empowering clients to recognize and change unhelpful though patterns while fostering deeper emotional connections and understanding within relationships. He speaks English and Cantonese.

Christina Chan

Registered Social Worker

Christina worked in community mental health agencies for over 15 years. Her area of focus includes children and adult mental health issues, such as behavioural issues, depression, anxiety, stress management, life transitions, academic transitions, self-esteem, divorce, trauma / PTSD, relationship issues, adolescent challenges, parenting support, ADHD, immigration stress, and more. Christina speaks fluent English, Cantonese, and some Mandarin.

“The Positive Thinker Sees the Invisible, Feels the Intangible, and Achieves the Impossible.”
– Winston Churchhill

How it works

There are various evidence-based approaches to treat different mental health issues. Positive Minds Psychotherapy Services will pair you with a trained mental health professional who will use a particular approach or blend elements from different approaches and tailor your treatment according to your needs. You can expect to spend some time discussing situations and challenges in your life, then you and your therapist will choose an approach or a combination of different approaches to therapy that best fits your specific situation.

Location

Address:

Howland Green Business Centre 200 Cachet Woods Court, Unit 220 Markham ON L6C 0Z8

The office is located on the north side of 16th Avenue and east side of the HWY 404. Free parking is available outside of the building.

Contact us:

Tel: 647-643-5800

Fax: 416-800-4148

Email: intake@positiveminds.ca

Office hour:
Monday to Saturday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed