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Jessica is a multilingual (English, Mandarin, Japanese) psychotherapist trained in marriage and family therapy. She has worked with couples, families, and individuals in Toronto on a wide range of concerns, including cross-cultural adjustment, relationship, and communication, adolescence, unresolved family of origin wounds, perfectionism, abuse, anxiety, and depression. Jessica is passionate about working with couples and individuals on family of origin and identity-related issues. She is also passionate about evidence-based research and aims to examine how Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT-C) helps multicultural and Japanese couples work through their conflicts
Jessica assesses her client’s concerns from a holistic lens and works collaboratively with her clients to achieve their goals for therapy. She works primarily with Emotion-Focused Therapy from a family systems and trauma perspective. Her approach to couples is driven by her belief that painful conflicts between couples is an opportunity for healing and strengthening the emotional bond between two people. In addition, she believes that emotions interact with experiences to shape everyday behavior and sense of self. She empowers her clients to work through feared or ignored emotions in the safety and support of a therapeutic relationship.
Jessica graduated with a Masters of Divinity degree in Clinical Counselling from Tyndale University. She is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and an associate member with the Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Jessica has received professional training in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy (EFT-C), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is currently working towards her clinical psychologist licensure in Japan.
When she is not studying or working, Jessica enjoys hiking in the Japanese alps, exploring the backcountry, reading novels, taking film photography, and eating with her friends.
Emotion-Focused Therapy: a type of therapy that helps clients identify which emotions they can trust as adaptive guides and which emotions are residues of painful memories that have become maladaptive to the current context. The goal is for clients to learn how to make healthy contact with emotions, memories, thoughts, and physical sensations that have been ignored or feared. By accessing adaptive emotions, clients are able to use these as resources to transform maladaptive emotions from past negative experiences.
Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy: a type of couples therapy that centers on all human’s inherent need to be safely connected with others. The goal is to build safety within the relationship and repair damage done to the couple’s bond such that the couple can continue to maintain and repair their relationship after therapy is complete.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): a type of therapy used for individuals who have experienced a traumatic event or situation. EMDR involves the client following the therapist’s hand movements with their eyes. During therapy, the focus is placed on the elicited emotions and reactions to the traumatic event or situation. The goal of EMDR is to reduce the distress associated with the traumatic experience.
Key Concepts: relational issues, interpersonal relationships, couples, adolescents, family of origin, Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT-C), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), cross-cultural, Third Culture Kids (TCK), identity
Jessica Chu (神学硕士，注册心理治疗师）
心理治疗师 ー 成人个人、夫妻情侣和家庭咨询。 Jessica是加拿大安大略省的注册心理治疗师和MFT助理治师。Jessica是一位提供多语种服务（英语、普通话、日语）的心理治疗师，接受过婚姻和家庭治疗方面的培训。她曾与多伦多的夫妻、家庭和个人就一系列广泛问题进行合作，包括跨文化适应、关系、沟通、青春期、未解决的原生家庭创伤、完美主义、虐待、焦虑和抑郁。Jessica热衷于同夫妻和个人就原生家庭和身份相关问题进行合作。她还热衷基于证据的研究，旨在检查情绪聚焦夫妻治疗 (EFT-C) 如何帮助多文化和日本夫妻解决冲突。
Jessica毕业于廷代尔大学，获得临床咨询硕士学位。她是安大略省注册心理治疗师学院的注册心理治疗师，也是加拿大婚姻和家庭治疗协会的准会员。 Jessica 接受过情绪聚焦疗法 (EFT)、情绪聚焦夫妻疗法 (EFT-C) 和眼动脱敏和再处理 (EMDR) 方面的专业培训。 她目前正在日本攻读临床心理学家执照。当她不学习或工作时，Jessica喜欢在日本阿尔卑斯山徒步旅行，探索野外，阅读小说，拍摄胶卷照片，和朋友聚餐
– 眼动脱敏和再处理（EMDR）疗法：一种用于经历过创伤性事件或情况的个人治疗。 EMDR疗法涉及客户通过眼睛跟随治疗师的手部动作。在治疗过程中，重点放在由创伤事件或情况产生的情绪和反应上。 EMDR 的目标是减与创伤经历关联的痛苦。关键概念：关系问题、人际关系、夫妻情侣、青少年、原生家庭、以情感为中心的夫妻治疗（EFT-C）、以情感为中心的治疗（EFT）、跨文化、第三文化儿童（TCK）、身份问题。
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