Dr. Zhen Xu

Associate Psychologist

Dr. Zhen Xu is a graduate of the Clinical Psychology programme at McGill University and a licensed member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec. She provides individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with an integrative therapeutic orientation, which includes cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based approaches. Zhen has extensive experience working with individuals across their lifespan, including immigrants, who may be experiencing the following difficulties: depression anxiety stress management anger management weight loss/maintenance difficulty difficulty with changing unhealthy habits obsessive-compulsory disorder (OCD) trauma attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) relationship difficulties burnout low self-esteem sleep problems grief In her practice, Zhen cultivates a collaborative and supportive relationship with her clients to help them reach their goals, gain confidence, and improve quality of life. She is open and compassionate and is adaptive to each client’s individual needs and values. She sees clients in English, French, and Mandarin. Zhen completed her clinical training working with populations across the lifespan in a wide range of both private and public settings, including Jewish General Hospital Child and Adult Psychiatry, McGill University Health Centre, St. Mary’s Hospital, McGill Comprehensive Health Improvement Program Clinic, Royal West Academy (high school), and McGill affiliated Emotional Health CBT Clinic. For her doctoral research, Zhen conducted a comprehensive lifestyle intervention with overweight individuals that applied psychological strategies to implement behavioral changes, help them lose weight, and maintain healthier eating and physical activity habits in their daily lives. She also applies her research findings to her clinical work in delivering lifestyle/weight loss interventions in bariatric and cardiac rehabilitation populations.

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