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Ching Fong Theodora Li

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Registered Social Worker
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English
Cantonese
Mandarin

Theodora is here to support you with caregiver burnout, intergenerational family conflicts, major life transitions, grief, and loss.

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Ching Fong Theodora supports adults who become caregivers having to navigate the aging journey and care systems. She guides individuals who may be facing mental and emotional exhaustion associated with caregiving expectations. She can assist you to navigate health and community care systems, formulating care plans for your care recipient, and initiating difficult conversations with family. She specializes in intergenerational mediation, caregiver-centred counselling, end-of-life care, and bereavement counselling.

Theodora draws on your strengths and resilience to cope with your challenges during life transitions. She provides a safe, accepting and compassionate space when discussing family conflicts. Theodora will guide you in having difficult conversations with family members which lead to healing and growth.

Theodora is a social worker with more than 10 years of experience working in the community, supportive housing, and long-term care homes. Theodora works with people who struggle with health transitions, depression, cognitive impairment/dementia, and loneliness. She also helps caregivers negotiate new boundaries so they can nurture themselves and their care relationships. Theodora offers tools that can help you heal, grow, practice self-compassion, and foster integrity.

In her free time, Theodora takes care of her houseplants and garden plants (she talks to them, too). Theodora also likes to play board games with her family and laugh really hard, go biking, and read good books.

Theodora provides sessions in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Right for you if:

You are looking for support with age-related issues such as retirement, health transitions, geriatric depression, cognitive impairment/dementia, loneliness, or grief and loss.
You are feeling stressed or burned out caring for an older person.
You and your family are having difficult conversations about elder care or struggle to develop a care plan for an older person.
You are taking care of an emotionally immature aging parent.

More about

Ching Fong Theodora

Master of Social Work (Gerontology Stream, Advanced Standing), University of Toronto (2021)

Bachelor of Social Work, University of Hong Kong (2009)

Intergenerational Mediation Training (Ontario Association for Family Mediation)

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Theodora Li riding a rocking horse with her daughter in front of a plant covered shelf.

Q&A

How do you describe therapy?
Therapy is a beautiful encounter of two souls that share thoughts and feelings so they can move towards self-discovery, healing, and inner peace.
What does good mental health look like to you?
A person with good mental health embraces life's ups and downs with laughter and tears. They are honest with oneself, love oneself unconditionally, and are courageous to connect with others in a meaningful way.
What do you do to take care of your own mental health?
Spend time with loved ones, pray, eat well, and sleep earlier.

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