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.
I offer therapeutic services in multiple languages, including:
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
- Bi-Cultural Parenting
- Family Conflict Resolution
- Grief and Loss
- Identity Issues
- Immigration & Acculturation/Adaptation Issues
- PTSD / Trauma
- Parenting Issues
- Relationship issues