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Chaw Su (Su) Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Memorial University 2012), Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (Yorkville University, 2021).

  • Licensed Counselling Therapist (LCT-C)

  • Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)

  • ADHD Service Provider (ADHD CCSP)

  • Emotion Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) Level 1 Clinician

  • Brainspotting (BSP) Level 1 Clinician

  • Certified Mindfulness Instructor

I am a trauma-informed Integrative Therapist

Just as an apothecary blends various herbs and roots to create a tonic, psychotherapy involves integrating different treatment modalities for optimal results. Alongside traditional approaches, I offer specialized brain/body-based therapies like Brainspotting, and infuse mindfulness principles such as non-judgment, beginner's mind, acceptance, trust, non-striving, and letting go/letting be into all my sessions. I'm deeply grateful to have found a home in Canada, and I'm eager to share my unique blend of cultural understanding and therapeutic expertise to empower others on their journeys to self-discovery and well-being.

What does a typical session look like?

The first five minutes

We first start off with checking in a breaking the ice. I might engage in small talk with you such as how you have been and what the weather is like where you are. I know, how Canadian! 

Next 30-40 minutes : Exploring issues WHILE keeping you safe

Exploring issues through curiosity rather than judgement allows for creating of a safe space. We create a space that is happening for you, in your life that needs attention and validation. Topics I usually encounter surround are clients considering getting an ADHD diagnosis, struggling in their marriage due to anger, procrastination at work or school, or the death of a loved one. Underlying most of these struggles is usually a component of trauma. Further work together might be needed to explore these underlying wounds before we can fully process them as we could risk re-traumatization. 

Here is where I believe I am different in my approach. Instead of taking the chance of re-traumatization, I divert the conversation to allow for the development of knowledge and teaching a skill that would help them understand right away what is going on. 

At the end of our sessions, you can expect to have learned new skills and received valuable materials to take home with you.

Here is where I believe I am different in my approach. Instead of taking the chance of re-traumatization, I divert the conversation to allow for the development of knowledge and teaching a skill that would help clients understand what is going on using questionnaires, handouts, and videos.

What I recommend

Begin with six 50 -minute sessions on a weekly basis and then transition to 50-minute bi-weekly sessions

Begin with four 80-minute sessions on a weekly basis, and then transition to 50-minute sessions bi-weekly.
Popular choice : 50-minute bi-weekly sessions for over six months to a year

You'll quickly notice that I don't rush through sessions; I enjoy spending time with my clients and hearing about their journeys. That's why I recommend starting with a 90-minute session and then transitioning to 50-minute sessions after 2-3 months.

Alternatively, you could participate in 50 minute sessions once a week for the first 6 weeks and then cut down to 50 minute sessions every two weeks. I have found this model to be particularly effective for those with high childhood trauma scores. You can check your childhood trauma/Adverse Ahildhood Experiences (ACE) score when you fill out our intake form during booking.

8-12 sessions for symptom reduction 
12-20 sessions for learning to cope
>21 sessions to thrive

If you want to know more about me 

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