Toronto Team

Phoebe So, M.Sc, BCBA


Therapy is often seen as a taboo.  But it shouldn’t be.  Seeking support for mental health challenges is just as important as seeking help with managing other physical discomfort.  Understanding that your mental health well-being is just as important is a wonderful first step.  Reaching out for support is courageous.

As a clinician, I have been working in the field of mental health and developmental disabilities for over a decade.  I support children, youths, and adults experiencing dual diagnosis, personality disorders, psychosis, and emotional distress.  In therapy, I provide behavioural approaches to help my clients manage and understand some of the challenges that are being experienced.  I believe that therapy should be a positive experience and therefore a collaborative environment is something I strive to maintain.

I have great interest and experience in the assessment and treatment of behavioural challenges demonstrated by clients diagnosed with various mental health concerns.  I provide scientific and evidence-based therapy approaches.  I also have lots of experience in providing behavioural skills training for clients experiencing emotional regulation difficulties and for mediators (e.g., parents, caregivers, and teachers) so that they can continue supporting those in need. 

Together, we will discover the potential for change within you.  Our journey together will always be respectful, private, and confidential.  My approach will always be evidence-based and collaborative.  Our initial sessions will allow you to tell me about your story and the challenges that you face.  Then, we will collaborate and work towards understanding what is important to you and help you set your goals.  In our later sessions, we will then work together to find the best ways to help you alleviate some of the struggles you are experiencing as well as find the most appropriate methods to help you learn to achieve the changes that best suits your needs.

I am currently a Behaviour Therapist working at CAMH and a PhD. Clinical Psychology student from Fielding Graduate University.  I have my M.Sc. in Applied Behavioural Analysis and is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).  I’ve had many years of experience working in the field of development disabilities and in mental health.  I first entered into the field working directly with those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disability (ID) in several amazing community agencies such as Surrey Place and Adventure Place (now Lumenus).  Currently, my focus is working with adults experiencing schizophrenia, personality disorders, and dual diagnosis. My work at the Centre for Interpersonal Relationships (CFIR) is supervised by Dr. Nalini Iype, C.Psych.

During the completion of my M.Sc., my research focus was on vocational skills acquisition with the use of video modeling and role playing strategies amongst individuals with ASD. 

So, T. P. (2017). The use of video modeling in teaching young adults diagnosed with autism to participate in the job interview process (Unpublished master’s thesis).  The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinoi, USA.

Professional Affiliations
2018 – present Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA)
2017 – present ONTABA
2017 – present ABAI

Professional Training
Stepping Stones Triple-P
Family Centred Coaching
Solution Focused Coaching
ASIST

Treatments

Assessment

Therapies

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