Janette Chu MA, RP (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

CREDENTIALS

Janette Chu is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She is also a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).

AREAS OF FOCUS

Janette’s areas of focus include relationship issues, family conflict, communication, emotional disturbance, trauma, grief & loss, life transition, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and addiction.

LANGUAGES

English & French

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Janette received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at McGill University and her Masters of Arts in Clinical Counselling at Tyndale University. She has also completed her counselling internship in Dr. Tat-Ying Wong’s clinic under the supervision of Dr. Alice Chen. She further trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (Externship & Core Skills 1-4 Training) under Deborah Scimeca-Diaz (ICEEFT Supervisor & Trainer) in Michigan. Her internship provided opportunities to journey alongside various clients from low-income backgrounds and troubled families. It has also given her the occasion to lead two Dialectical Behavioural therapy groups to equip clients through the storms of life.

In her professional journey, she has supported youth, young adults, and seniors in specialized programs for the community. She works with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation, family conflict, grief, trauma, relationship issues, behavioural challenges, self-esteem/self-worth concerns, stress, addiction, and life transitions.

APPROACH TO TREATMENT

Having been through her own healing journey, she understands that seeking help and talking to a stranger can be difficult and overwhelming. In your time together, the therapeutic relationship is her priority and she offers a calm, non-judgmental, and trauma-sensitive space for you to share your story while gently supporting you to reach your desired outcomes.

She believes that all human beings are made for connection and emotional wounds happen when people face life’s challenges alone. As such, she uses Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) as her primary approach to individual and couple therapy. You will gently explore your emotions to bring meaning and clarity to your experiences to help facilitate emotional well-being and build fulfilling relationships within yourself and others. She uses a client-centered perspective by listening to your concerns and taking into account your emotions, thoughts, behaviours, family of origin, trauma, and religion/spirituality. Together, you will begin to see movement towards your goals, however big or small, and ultimately, that you would be empowered and encouraged to face what lies ahead. As an integrative psychotherapist, her approach is also informed by Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Psychosomatic approaches (including mindfulness).