MEET SIMONE CHEN, REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST
You're already stronger than you think you are.
It's time to learn how to care for yourself in new ways.
YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE.
I’m here to help you manage stress and rediscover your joy.
I specialize in therapy for women with busy lives and a noisy inner critic. My focus is helping my clients restore healthy connections with their work, families, friends, and hobbies.
As both a nurse and psychotherapist, I have the expertise to use a holistic approach in my work, looking at all aspects of one’s life: mind, body, relationships, and spiritual connectedness. I’m eclectic, drawing from over 20 years of relevant personal and professional experience, clinical training, and graduate education. As a lifelong learner, I will always continue to research and acquire resources to enhance my therapy skills.
"Telling your story helps you make sense of your life — why certain events happened the way they did.
You begin to examine what has
happened to and through you.
You begin to make sense of
who you are."
The transformation starts out with my providing time and space to really understand my clients’ stories, followed by supporting them with personalized strategies, and finally cheering them along as they face the future with clarity and renewed confidence.
My style is relaxed and relatable, and our sessions will look like a conversation that paves the way for reflection and growth. My clients tell me that they appreciate my ability to provide support and humour in a manner that makes them feel secure. However, I also don't hesitate to offer direct feedback and challenge thoughts or behaviours that might be getting in the way of progress.
Education & Certifications
BA Honours Psychology, York University
BSc Nursing, York University
Registered Nurse, College of Nurses of Ontario
MA Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
Registered Psychotherapist, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario