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MEET EMMA GIAO

EMMA GIAO

Student Clinician, RPQ
She/Her

JOINING US IN SEPTEMBER 2022

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Emma is a Registered Psychotherapist – Qualifying and a student through Yorkville University. She completed her Bachelor of Art with a major in Psychology at the University of Guelph and is currently completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She has spent the last two years working in the adult developmental service sector, with individuals with comorbid mental and physical health issues. This experience pushed her to make individual psychotherapy more accessible to those with developmental disabilities and chronic health issues.
 

Emma works through a trauma-informed and harm reduction approach. She believes the therapeutic relationship is the heart of counselling and will strive to ensure you feel safe and heard in each and every session. She will support you in balancing your own needs with all of the challenges life might bring your way. She works with challenges such as abortion, anxiety, chronic illness, depression, dual diagnosis, eating disorders, life transitions, personal growth, self-esteem, self-harming, sexual abuse, stress, suicidal ideation, social anxiety, trauma and financial trauma, work/life issues and youth and adult offenders. Emma is open to working with individuals at all stages of life including children and adults.
 

As an integrative therapist, Emma draws from Cognitive- Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative therapy, Adlerian therapy, Phenomenological and Humanistic approaches, Gestalt Therapy, Strength-based counselling, Solution-Focused therapy, Psychodynamic interventions,
Acceptance and Commitment therapy and Emotionally Focused therapy.

FUN FACT

Life of Pi is my favourite book!

MORE INFORMATION

SPECIALTY
AREAS

Anxiety and Depression

Chronic Illness

Dual Diagnosis

Trauma

Stress

Self-Esteem

THERAPIES
PRACTICED

Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)

 

Strength-Based Therapy

Adlerdian Therapy

Psychodynamic

Emotionally Focused Therapy

OFFICE AVAILABILITY

 

Waterloo: In-Person & Virtually

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

60-Minutes
$80 +hst

80-Minutes
$165

COUPLE SESSIONS

60-Minutes
$90

80-Minutes
$135

 

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