105 Gibson

Counselling Service

105 Gibson Centre aims to deliver holistic care to the community. Our programs and services, along with Wellness Clinic, address the social, physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions of health.

 

This Counselling Service, addressing the dimension of mental health, will help our clients resolve the challenges and build resilience in their lives. Afterall, a healthy mental state contributes to our overall wellness.

How to find us?

Location:

Room 106D inside 105 Gibson Centre

 

Hours of Operations:

Dependent on appointment schedule

 

To make an appointment (starting January 12, 2020):

Call 905.946.8787 x 170 (please leave us a voice message) or

Email counselling@105gibson.com

We will return your call/email within 48 hours.

What makes us unique?

Comprehensive Service

We offer comprehensive services as a team comprising psychologist, psychotherapist and social workers can address clients’ issues thoroughly.

Multi-Tier Fee System

A sliding scale of fees and subsidy are available for clients with limited means or insurance.

One-Stop Service

As an integral part of 105 Gibson Centre’s ministries, clients have the convenience of receiving counselling services at the same location where they enjoy other programs and services.

What kind of service are we providing?

We provide psychological assessment, psychotherapy, counselling services, social work interventions and case management to individuals, families and groups in the following areas:

  • Mental Health & Well-being

    • Depression & Affective Disorders
    • Anxiety and Related Disorders. For example: Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic Disorder etc.
    • Personality dysfunctions & disorders
    • Optimization of personal functioning & well-being
    • Promotion of individual, family, group & community mental health
  • Problems of Daily Living

    • Marriage, separation & divorce
    • Parenthood & parenting
    • Family interactions, communication, inter-generation & boundary issues
    • Intimacy & psychosexual adjustment problems
    • Academic performance, vocational guidance and occupational stress
    • Problem-solving skills & strategies
  • Adjustment to Transitions & Traumas in Life

    • Life transition issues and adjustment. For example: immigration, parenthood, marriage, divorce, retirement, death of spouse, job transfer etc.
    • Disabilities, handicaps and rehabilitation
    • Acute and chronic illnesses
    • Accidents & trauma
    • Victims of crime and abuse
  • Developmental Issues

    • Mental deficiency, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD
    • Learning disabilities and school performance
    • Adolescent & youth developmental issues. For example: self-esteem, psycho-sexual adjustment, identity crises, inter-generation conflicts etc.
  • Existential & Spiritual Concerns

    • Meaning, values and purpose in life
    • Loneliness, alienation and loss of motivation

Our Team

Our team, headed by Dr. Thomas Li, consists of psychologists, psychotherapist and social workers. This combination of members ensures that we can provide comprehensive mental health services including diagnosis, psychotherapy and access to community resources to help as many people as possible.

  • Dr. Thomas S. Li -- Ph.D., C.Psych.

    Thomas graduated from the University of Hong Kong with degrees of B. Soc. Sc. (Honours) (Psychology/Social Work), M. Soc.Sc. (Clinical Psychology), and Ph. D. (Clinical/Criminological Psychology). He served as a Clinical Psychologist in the Correctional Services and Social Welfare Departments of the Hong Kong Government for 10 years before becoming an Associate Professor in psychology and counselling at the Hong Kong University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University for the following 10 years. During this period, he was appointed by the Governor of Hong Kong to sit on the Mental Health Tribunal and Criminal & Law Enforcement Compensation Boards as a Professional Member for 6 years consecutively.

    After immigrating to Canada, he received further post-doctoral training in Forensic Psychology at the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health in Toronto. He had served the Mount Sinai Hospital’s Assertive Community Treatment Team and Mental Health Court Programme as a Consulting Psychologist for several years before starting his private practice in 2002. Thomas has extensive clinical experiences in diverse settings including hospitals, social service organizations, correctional facilities, and academic establishments in Hong Kong and Canada. He provides psychological assessment and treatment to adults, couples, and families using evidence-based approaches. He is particularly interested in Cognitive-behavioural Therapy with an adjunct in mindfulness and hypnosis. He also provides forensic psychotherapy and conducts medical-legal assessments for criminal, civil, and family courts and acts as an expert witness on many occasions.

  • Dr. Tammy Wong -- Ph.D., C.Psych. (Supervised Practice), R.P., R.M.F.T.

    Tammy is a clinical psychologist (supervised practice), a registered psychotherapist, and a registered Marriage and Family Therapist and a Clinical Member and the Approved Supervisor with the Ontario Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (OAMFT) and American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT).

     

    She obtained her B. Soc. Sc. in Psychology and M. Soc. Sc. in Educational Psychology from Hong Kong University, M.Div. in counselling from Tyndale University College & Seminary and PhD in clinical psychology at Fielding Graduate University, an APA accredited program in the United States. Before migrating to Canada, she worked in Hong Kong as an educational psychologist.

     

    After coming to Canada, she worked for the Family Services of York Region as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. She is now working in private practice in Markham. She provides individual, couple and family assessments and treatments to clients from diverse background and with different presenting issues.

  • Miranda Cheung -- M.S.W., R.S.W.

    Miranda is a Registered Social Worker graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, and a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) at the University of Hong Kong. Miranda’s social work experience includes both clinical and case management skills working in Family Service Centres, Hospitals, Probation Offices, High Schools and the Mental Health Courts. For the past 15 years, Miranda has been working in the Children’s Mental Health Sector and provides counselling services and case management support to youth and young adults who struggle with behavioural, emotional, mental health and/or addiction challenges.

  • Sylvia Li -- M. Div. (Counselling), R. P.

    Sylvia is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from McMaster University and a Master of Divinity Degree in Counselling from Tyndale University College and Seminary. She received her clinical fellow designation from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy in 2002. She has been working in hospital settings to provide assessment and treatment for patients with mental health issues for the past 20 years. Her intervention modalities can be short or long term, utilizing multi-models through a Family Systems lens that include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFBT).

  • Winnie Au -- M.S.W., R.S.W

    Winnie is a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a B.A. (Honours) and from York University: Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) and Master of Social Work (M.S.W.).

     

    Winnie has had extensive experience over the past 20 years working with children and youth in addressing their social and emotional needs. She is skilled in providing individual and family counselling and crisis intervention.

     

    Winnie has worked with children and youth in multiple settings including schools, child welfare, and community agencies. In addition, she has worked with newcomers in settlement agencies, at a community legal clinic, and as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counsellor.

Fee

Counselling service is not covered by OHIP. But there are multiple payment options for our clients. Expenses on psychological and counselling services may be tax-deductible with receipts issued by 105 Gibson Centre.

  • Clients with insurance

    Fees can be paid fully or partly by WSIB, Motor Vehicles Insurance Plans, Employees Assistance Programs, Extended Health Benefit and Short and Long Term Disability Programs supported by corporate or personal insurance plan. Please ascertain with your insurance carrier your coverage for psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers.

  • Clients with limited or no insurance coverage

    A sliding scale fee system is used so that clients will pay a minimum fee and the balance can be paid by the client’s insurance or a benevolence fund set by 105 Gibson Centre and Toronto Christian Community Church. The fee charged is based on the client’s income and family size.