Isayah supports people of all ages, cultures, and identities who struggle with self-doubt, lack of motivation, and feeling “stuck”. He can also help with life transitions, cultural and identity challenges, attachment needs, addictions, social difficulties, and family or relationship issues. He is a registered social worker who has worked as a crisis responder, addictions counsellor, youth facilitator, and academic researcher. Isayah believes that you are the expert of your own life. He’ll work with you to analyze your life story, reveal patterns of difficulty, and uncover hidden strengths.
Isayah’s practice is grounded in over eight years of frontline work and over a decade of personal and professional growth. Isayah is a Toronto-born first-generation Canadian of Filipino and Chinese heritage. He is familiar with navigating the nuances of diversity, culture, and identity in the modern world. Isayah has developed an integrated approach to therapy that can help you form healing relationships, achieve mental clarity, and reach your potential.
Isayah blends developmental and psychodynamic psychology with narrative therapy and gestalt therapy. He can help you identify patterns that develop due to trauma, unresolved issues, or maladaptive coping strategies. He uses approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, emotionally-focused therapy, mindfulness strategies, and solution-focused planning in sessions. He can help you identify and overcome unhealthy habits that block you from becoming your best self. Isayah firmly believes that therapy is holistic: that growth in one area of life can positively impact other areas. Isayah is a passionate ally who creates a safe space for healing through therapeutic conversation and genuine engagement. Isayah will join you in therapy to create a new narrative based on your intrinsic strengths and lifelong goals.
Master of Social Work, University of Toronto (2022)
Social Service Worker Diploma, George Brown College (2019)
BA Hons. in Psychology, York University (2015)
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training, Crisis Prevention Institute (2022)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Suicide Prevention Training Centre (2019)
Emergency First Aid CPR / AED C, Red Cross Canada (2022)
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Ontario Association of Social Workers