Inner Balance Counselling Services
Inner Balance Counselling Services 

Zhi Hong (Sarah) Chen

Registered Social Worker English and Mandrin Speaking

Zhi Hong (Sarah) Chen has been working with individuals, families, and children in communities since 2002. She has worked with the Region of Waterloo Public Health, KW Counselling Services, and Family and Children Services of the Waterloo Region. In addition to individual, couple, and family counselling, she also facilitates ongoing parenting workshops in different communities. 

Sarah is a Registered Social Worker who has been trained in a range of therapeutic interventions and modalities such as; EMDR, Hypnotic & Yoga Relaxation,  Motivational Interviewing, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Narrative therapy, DBT Mindfulness, Solution Focused & Strength Based interventions to help people to achieve their goals. Sarah Chen is professionally trained to provide culturally-sensitive service to individuals, families, and groups. 

Graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University, Sarah Chen is a member of the Ontario Social Workers and Social Service Workers (MSW, RSW), the Canadian Association of Social Workers.  

  • Certification of EMDR Clinician
  • Certification of CBT Therapist
  • Certification of DBT Therapist
  • Certification of Addictions Counsellor
  • Trained Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist
  • Certification of Conflict Management and Mediation
  • Certification of Death, Dying and Bereavement/Grief Counsellor
  • English and Mandarin speaking counsellor

Anxiety & Depression & Mental Health

Adults/Children/Group counselling

  • Depression/Anxiety/BP or BPD etc.
  • Trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Bereavement and Grief
  • Substances/Behaviours Addiction
  • Relationships
  • Personality and Optimal Growth
  • Social Anxiety, Selective Mutism, 
  • LGBTQ+
  • Physical/Emotional/Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • OCD/Hair Pulling/Skin Picking/Hoarding
  • Sleep Problems
  • Chronic Diseases/Pain

Positive Parenting

  • Attachment
  • Anger Management
  • Child Protection Issue
  • Discipline
  • Separation
  • Sibling Issue
  • Gender Issue
  • Grandparent Involvement
  • Cultrual- Shock
  • Raising Children in Two Cultures

Children & Youth

  • School issues/Performance
  • Bullying
  • Self-esteem
  • Temper Tantrum/Anger Management
  • Bed Wetting
  • Friendship
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Online Game
  • Choosing School/Education

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