Benita Yi, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Benita Yi is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She provides individual therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults who may be experiencing issues related to anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress, adjustment to illness, perfectionism, trauma, and grief and loss.

Benita holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto and specialized in Health and Mental Health. She is currently a health care provider at The Hospital for Sick Children within the Haematology/Oncology Department. From her lived and professional experiences, she has interacted and supported a wide breadth of diverse populations.

Benita’s approach to her clinical therapeutic practice is grounded in client-centred, strengths-based, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed lenses to meet clients where they are in their mental health journey. She integrates different modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, narrative therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and mindfulness. She values collaborating with clients and larger interdisciplinary teams to
ensure holistic care. Benita strives to foster a welcoming, collaborative, and safe environment for clients to explore their emotions, feel validated in their personal experiences, recognize strengths, and achieve the goals and changes they would like to see.

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