Laird (Yu Tian) Zhou

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP (Candidate)

CREDENTIALS

Laird is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO) and a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). He is in the process of getting her Master’s degree is Counselling Psychology (MACP).  

AREAS OF FOCUS

Laird’s areas of focus include navigating interpersonal and family relationships, adjustment issues and stress management, cultural and 2SLGBTQ+ identities, healing from past and ongoing trauma, and living with mental illness. He currently practices client-centered, body- and sex-positive, culturally- and trauma-informed Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-based CBT, Gestalt Therapy, and Music-integrated Therapy.

LANGUAGES

Laird is fluent in English, Mandarin, and has some proficiency in Cantonese.  

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Laird completed his Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Urban Studies from University of Toronto. He is currently obtaining a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University. He has experience working with individuals dealing with mental health emergencies as a crisis responder, as well as youths living with ADHD-related challenges.

APPROACH TO TREATMENT

Jasmine is a therapist who provides a caring, non-judgemental, and empathetic space for her clients to openly share their concerns, help them gain self-awareness, and gain insight about themselves. Additionally, Jasmine likes to collaboratively set goals in therapy so there is a clear direction of where clients want to go. She uses the following approaches to help clients meet their goals: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Attachment-based Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA). .

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

Laird has a bi-cultural background from having lived in both Canada and China. He enjoys gaming, cooking, singing, and exercising. Apart from psychology and counselling, he has a career in pop music songwriting and production, and has collaborated with various Chinese artists.