Located in the beautiful area known as the Beaches just minutes East from Toronto’s downtown core, Lakeside offers expert health, educational, and mental health counselling, wellness & psychotherapy services in your local community.
Confidential, caring, and expert support for individuals, couples, and families.
Registered Social Work, Psychotherapy, and Wellness Coaching available in person & virtually. All services covered by existing health insurance benefits, or managed on a fee per case model basis for small to mid-size businesses may engage direct-services, clinical supervision, or consulting services. Fees start at $175.00 per session per person. Sliding scale is based on your health insurance coverage. Registered Social Work & Psychotherapy Service providers are experienced, credentialed, and regulated under the OCSWSSW. Student rates available .
Lisa Romano-Dwyer, Clinical Supervision & Consultation
With over 30 years in the field, Lisa provides expert clinical supervision and consultation. Case reviews that highlight core considerations in mental health treatments, advocacy & ethics in service provision to vulnerable populations, and system navigation in education and healthcare. Lisa also supports direct service providers to maintain balance, self-care, and good humour.
Heidi Zhang, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Growing up in Canada as the daughter of first generation immigrants has taught me the importance of cultivating a self-narrative that is both compassionate and curious; a part of myself that I can call on during times of uncertainty, pain, and turbulence to help me repair and reconnect. How we view ourselves is related to how we feel inside, and the kind of relationship we build with those feelings is important. When we are disconnected from our feelings, we often experience being stuck. I wish to work together with you on this journey to become unstuck – to provide support, honesty, and take witness in your transformation.
I believe in the power of connection and relationship building. Through cultivating a therapeutic relationship anchored on trust, respect, and openness, we can move towards a space where you see how your life is lived in the present, and determine alternative pathways to ‘thicken’ your narrative.
As a passionate life-long learner, I position my clinical work from a place of not knowing, key to any psychodynamic work. My goal is to grow and transform with you, starting from a place of respectful curiosity using my skills of active listening, asking open-ended questions, and engaging in therapeutic conversations to open up new possibilities.
Heidi Zhang MSW, RSW is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, OCSWSSW. Her registration number is # 828039.
Dr. Joyce Fu, Chiropractor Acupuncture Provider, Yoga Teacher
Dr. Joyce Fu provides natural, safe and effective chiropractic therapy to promote optimal health for humans of all ages and activity levels, from seniors to professional athletes. As a perinatal and pediatric chiropractor, I specialize in improving the mother-dyad for happier, healthier families. With a background as a professional hip hop dancer and yoga teacher, my approach is a beautiful blend of patient education and movement therapy for a complete patient experience to restore structure and function for her patients and their families.
Dr. Joyce Fu graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) after earning an Honours Bachelor of Sciences from the University of Toronto. After suffering multiple dance injuries, she developed a keen interest for rehabilitation through a strong yoga practice and learned the importance of mental health through meditation. Wanting to learn more about the deeper benefits of yoga, she completed her Yoga Teacher Training (RYS 200) at Downward Dog Yoga Centre in Toronto, Ontario. She also completed her clinical acupuncture certificate program (200hr) at CMCC.
An avid outdoor enthusiast, you can find Dr. Fu enjoying the outdoors by rock climbing, hiking or camping out on a nice, sunny day! Joyce is a member in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, CCO. Her registration number is # 7879.
Languages: English, Cantonese, French