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.

FREE Counselling Helpline

 

If you feel anxious or fearful or emotionally or mentally frail at this moment due to COVID-19, you can call our helpline.

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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 our helpline  # 647-918-1205 or

Email counselling@105gibson.com

We will return your call/email in 2 business days.

What makes us unique?

Comprehensive Service

We offer comprehensive services as a team comprising psychologists, 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 S. 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 was born and raised in Hong Kong. He completed his B. Soc. Sc. (Psychology & Social Work), M. Soc. Sc. and Ph. D. (Clinical Psychology) degrees at the University of Hong Kong. He had served the Hong Kong Government as a Probation Officer for three years and Clinical Psychologist for 10 years before embarking on an academic career as a Professor at the University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was active in community services, holding appointments on statutory Mental Health Tribunal and Boards as Professional Member and serving as Consultant to NGOs in social and youth services.

     

     

    After arriving in Canada, Thomas underwent further training in Forensic & Correctional Psychology at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. For several years afterwards, Thomas provided court-mandated psychological services to mentally disturbed offenders from ethnic minorities in the inner city under the auspices of the Mount Sinai Hospital’s Mental Health Support Programme.  In 2002, he started his private practice in North York with specializations in Clinical & Forensic/Correctional Psychology. He has a special interest in East Asians’ mental health and endeavours to provide culturally sensitive and competent psychological assessment and therapies to ethnic minorities.

  • 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).

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.

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