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Hello and welcome!

Thank you for stopping by to get to know me and taking the steps towards your healing.

I truly believe that therapy is a journey of healing and unfolds gently over time. We will work together to develop goals that are unique to you and towards your mental well-being. During therapy, I strive to create a safe, authentic, and comfortable space where we can foster a trusting relationship. I will encourage an environment for you to learn new strategies and coping skills, and to discover your inner strengths to empower yourself.

As a registered social worker and psychotherapist, I am trained and experienced in working with adults, seniors, caregivers, people of colour, and provide support to families who are caring for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I have over 10 years of experience working in the community to support families experiencing:

  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Caregiver Burnout
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Boundaries
  • Social Isolation
  • Racism and Oppression

In my practice, I use elements of:

  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Strengths Based Approach
  • Trauma-Informed
  • Anti-Oppressive Approaches

Outside of my practice, I manage a caregiver support program for families who are caring for their loved ones who have an intellectual or developmental disabilities. I also teach in the Department of Social and Community Services at Humber College. I am a strong advocate for ensuring that everyone has equitable access to the proper resources and services, and narrowing the gaps between clients and health care provision. 

I offer a 20-minute complimentary phone or video call so that we can get to know each other and see if we would be a good fit. I am available throughout the days and evenings from Tuesday to Sunday. I can be reached at jamieklai.rsw@gmail.com.

I look forward to meeting you!


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Name:Jamie Lai

Speciality:Adults, Families and Caregivers

Degree:Masters of Social Work