Lei Zhao

About Lei Zhao, M.Ed., M.A.

Change can be challenging and uncomfortable, but it is often a necessary part of personal growth. With a deep understanding of the complexities of daily life, I have embraced a holistic and systemic perspective to help individuals navigate their difficulties. My approach is grounded in evidence-based practices, trauma-informed care, and cultural sensitivity, integrating biological, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual dimensions.

As a compassionate listener, I am dedicated to supporting you in making positive changes and achieving your personal goals. Creating a safe, welcoming, and comfortable environment is paramount to me, and I recognize the value of a strong therapeutic relationship in facilitating your journey towards well-being.

Training & Qualifications

Lei is a highly qualified Registered Psychologist, holding two Master's degrees. With a diverse educational background encompassing counselling psychology, neuroscience, educational psychology, and immigrant settlement and integration, I bring a comprehensive and integrative approach to addressing mental and behavioral health concerns. Over the past nine years, I have worked extensively with school-aged children, adolescents, and adults from various social-cultural backgrounds. This experience has been gained through collaborations with public schools, community settings, social service agencies, and mental health clinics.

Service Language

I offer therapeutic services in multiple languages, including:

  • English
  • Mandarin

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Emotional Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Gottman Method - Couples Therapy
  • Multicultural and culturally sensitive therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.” - Confucius

Areas of Interest & Specialty

  • Anxiety
  • Bi-Cultural Parenting
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict Resolution
  • Grief and Loss
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration & Acculturation/Adaptation Issues
  • PTSD / Trauma
  • Parenting Issues
  • Relationship issues

If you are a new client and would like to book an appointment, please call or email us, or use the form on this page to get started.