Virginia Chow

Theraspace
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
10 years in practice

About Virginia Chow

Dr. Virginia Chow is a licensed clinical psychologist and a member of the Order of Psychologists. Dr. Chow completed her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at Concordia University in Montreal in 2008 and pursued her career at Saint-Mary's Hospital and Pavillon Foster, a treatment centre for addictions. Since, 2014, she is the founder of the clinic Theraspace in Saint-Laurent, Montreal where she works with individuals, couples and families and supervises other psychologists in clinical practice.

Dr. Chow is an experienced psychologists who treats a number of difficulties, including depression, anxiety (OCD, social phobia, health anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, compulsive hoarding), grief, low self-esteem, stress and burnout, addictions, anger management and relationship difficulties. She draws from a number of different therapeutic approaches to tailor her intervention according to her clients' goals and needs.

Dr. Chow continues her professional development through regular supervision, workshops, seminars, conferences, and scientific readings. She maintains membership in numerous professional organizations, including the Canadian Psychological Association and the International Centre for Excellence

in Emotionally Focused Therapy (IEEFT).

Making the decision to engage in counselling means that you are making a commitment to yourself; you are committing to making your own well-being a priority. Your own needs may have slid off the radar (or have never really been on the radar to begin with) and its time to start addressing them. Still wondering if counselling is the right choice for you? Check out the blog posts on her website at www.psychologyresource.ca or by calling (514) 690.2469 to find out.

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It is understandable that it's very hard for you to hear daily complaints from your mother regarding the caregiving of your niece. You cannot change your mother's feelings and responsibilities, which could create feelings of frustration and helplessness. It must be equally hard for your mother to... more

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Although we can have moments when we feel alone, even with the presence of family and friends, feeling alone most of the time could be a sign that there is a lack of connection between you and your loved ones. Generally, the lack of connection can occur when you don't feel heard, understood or... more

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Hello. That must be very frustrating for you to feel that you to be reminded of constant wrongdoing in your relationship, especially when you feel that your wife does not admit to any fault. This could lead you to feel inadequate in the relationship that can harm your relationship in the long-term... more

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I agree with Sherry that in a close intimate relationship, you are entitled to ask questions about his relationship with significant others. These questions help couples to build connection and trust. It's based on the idea that if you reach out to him for whatever reason (support, openess... more

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Hello. You are asking a very good question about how to sustain a long-distance relationship. Although maintaining a long-distance relationship has its challenges, with the proper communication, commitment, and understanding, many long-distance couples are able to thrive and maintain a close... more

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Hello,While one can be sad from time to time, feeling sad "all the time" could be a sign of depression. If you feel sad on most days, it is worthwhile speaking to a psychologist to determine whether you suffer clinical depression. Feeling sadness is a normal response to loss, whether you lose a... more

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