Zoey Zuo


Zoey is working towards the completion of her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Toronto, Scarborough (UTSC). She completed her MA degree there in 2021. Her academic backgrounds include coursework in clinical psychology, cognitive science, and neuropsychology.

Zoey has worked extensively with individuals who struggle with OCD and related disorders using evidence-based Exposure and Response Prevention, cognitive restructuring, and mindfulness strategies. She has worked with many different presentations of OCD, helping people with obsessions about contamination, doubting, scrupulosity, symmetry/exactness, superstitions, and somatic concerns, as well as compulsions of cleaning, checking, repeating, counting, collecting, and reassurance seeking.

In addition, Zoey has worked with individuals who experience difficulties with depression, trauma and interpersonal challenges. Zoey also works with individuals with Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours (BFRBs), such as excoriation disorder (skin picking), trichotillomania (hair pulling), nail biting and teeth grinding.

Zoey has been trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MBCT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She tailors these evidence-based treatments to individuals’ unique circumstances and goals as they collaboratively work towards improving life skills and wellness. Zoey has delivered these interventions in both individual and group settings. 

Zoey has worked at a variety of clinical sites in the GTA, including the Sunnybrook Frederick Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre, UTSC Health and Wellness Centre, UTSC Therapeutic Interventions for Psychosis Lab, and Sunnybrook Neuropsychology Service, Brain Sciences Program. From her diverse clinical experience, she understands the importance of building an open and genuine therapeutic relationship in which she provides individuals with the type of support they need the most to go through important journeys in life.