Cici Chen is an immigrant from Mainland China and speaks fluent Mandarin. She is a Registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Worker and Social Service Worker. She possesses a Master’s degree in Social Work.
Cici has over ten years of working experience in the social services / mental health field by providing psychosocial assessment, and supportive/crisis counseling to clients and their families from diverse backgrounds. She has been working at nonprofit community organizations and in the health care sector.
Cici Chen has assisted clients to build strengths, connect with resources, and help them to cope with life transitions and day-to-day stressors. Her approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)； Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)；mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy (MBSR); Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT); Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM ), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), etc.
Her area of practice includes Depression, Anxiety, Stress coping / relief; Self-esteem and self-worth perception; work/occupational stress coping and exploration; relationship issues; life transition, Academic difficulties; relaxation and mindfulness; Trauma and PTSD; Grief/loss counseling; etc.