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Emotionally focused couples therapy in Georgetown. Offering in person, online therapy to couples, families, teens and individuals
Helen Chan

Registered Psychotherapist, MA

Adults, Individuals and Couples 

Services Offered: Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy (Adults)


Member, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

Certificate in Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy 

Certificate in Core Skills in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy 

Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator 


Additional Workshops:

Maternal Mental Health Professional Certificate Training (2021)

Attachment Injury Resolution Model (AIRM) Workshop (2022)

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Individuals - Level 1 Training (2022)

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Workshop (2023)

Trauma Treatment Certification Workshop (2023)

Therapies Practiced: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT), Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)

Specialization: Relationship Issues, Premarital Counselling, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Chronic Pain, Grief, Loss, Maternal Mental Health including Pregnancy, New Parents, Birth Loss, and Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, Anger, Affairs, ADHD, LGBTQ+, Parenting Concerns, Trauma, Blended families, Step families, Separation, Divorce, Uncoupling, Coparenting, Alcohol/ Porn/ Substance Use causing distress in your couple relationship.

Languages Spoken: English, Conversational Cantonese

Insurance Information: Please check with your insurance provider to see if your benefit plan covers a Registered Psychotherapist.

Session Fee: $150/50 min for individuals/teens, $160/50 min for couples/families

Consultation Offered: Helen offers a free 15-minute phone or video consultation.

Working from an evidence-based framework using Emotionally Focused Therapy, Helen draws upon elements of other modalities including mindfulness interventions, CBT, and SFT. Helen’s approach is relational, culturally sensitive, and client-centred. Her warm, genuine, and compassionate nature allows individuals with whom she works with to feel safe, heard, and respected.

Helen’s therapeutic areas of interest stem from both personal and professional experiences. Having to struggle through many life transitions including relational, birth, and parenthood, she feels passionate in supporting new parents, couples, and individuals who are experiencing difficulties with pregnancy and postpartum. In her rehabilitation work, she recognized the importance of providing mental health support to those with chronic pain due to the enormous impact that it has on her clients’ overall emotional well-being. Helen would feel privileged in supporting your unique experiences whether you are struggling with chronic pain, relational concerns, transitioning through pregnancy and birth, or in learning to adapt as new parents.

Helen strongly believes that our health and well-being depends on our connections with ourselves, our loved ones, and others. Working collaboratively with you and/or your partner, she will help you to explore, understand, and enhance your awareness of relationship patterns. Through your work with Helen, you will become empowered to find ways to form loving, meaningful relationships, build strength, and create healthy and balanced living.

Outside of Helen’s professional life, she enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her husband and two teenaged children, connecting with family and friends, and practicing yoga.  Because of Helen’s experience as an immigrant and her diverse family background in terms of religious faith, sexual orientation, and interracial marriage, she endeavours to become a culturally competent therapist. 

Helen would feel humbled and honoured to walk alongside you in your journey towards healing. She invites you to connect with her to start this journey together!

Helen completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and holds a York/Seneca Rehabilitation Services Program Certificate and a Certificate for Refugee and Migration Studies from York University. She has also received additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, and Maternal Mental Health. Helen has extensive experience working with people with disabilities including physical and mental health conditions and has held various rehabilitation-related positions. 


Helen is available Wednesday and Thursday evenings for telephone or online sessions. Helen is available for in-person sessions on Saturdays.

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