Sunny Mei | The Balanced Practice Inc | Ottawa ON

Sunny Mei

Registered Social Worker

Credentials: R.S.W.
Language Spoken: English & Mandarin
Location: In person in Ottawa, virtually across Ontario

What problem do you strive to overcome?

It’s brave to seek help, yet you may struggle with fears of being judged or misunderstood. The uncertainty about therapy’s effectiveness and fluctuating motivation can be daunting. You might also worry that therapy won’t have lasting effects, leading to further disappointment.

I understand that eating disorders are complex, intertwining with the body-mind connection, self-image, and often trauma, while also involving potential feelings of shame, guilt, and self-disgust. In empathizing with your loneliness, struggle, and these intense emotions, I use an integrative, body-first approach that focuses on your safety and comfort to process your feelings and thoughts. We’ll collaborate to select therapy methods suited to your needs, and together, we’ll co-create a plan towards your goals.

This journey will showcase your innate healing abilities. You’ll learn to acknowledge and integrate various aspects of yourself, fostering internal change. Recognizing the conflicting parts within — one seeking change, another resisting — helps understand your feelings of being stuck. We’ll clarify your desires and improve how you relate to yourself and others, building deeper self-compassion and connections.

Challenges I can support you through



  • Emotional instability
  • Unstable attachment or interpersonal relationships
  • Self-esteem challenges
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Borderline Personality Disorder

What services do you offer

  • One on one work
  • Meal support
  • Family-based support
  • Support group and training group
  • Crisis intervention
  • Relapse prevention

Client Focus

Individuals, Youth, Children, Couples, Families.

Types of therapy

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • ACT
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Psychoanalysis Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • interpersonal therapy (IPT)
  • Couple and Family System Therapy

What influences my work

My personal journey of overcoming perfectionism, anxiety and mood swings, and low self-compassion, alongside being part of immigrant, visible, and linguistic minority communities, allows me to be more compassionate, trauma-informed, and non-judgmental in my care.

What do I like most about working at TBP?

Holistic care and the supportive team environment. Together, we provide all-encompassing care, ensuring our clients receive the best possible support tailored to their unique life experiences.

Team | The Balanced Practice Inc | Ottawa, ON


Sunny, a Registered Social Worker, has gratefully accompanied and skillfully guided clients through their mental health journeys at the Homewood Health Clinic, providing insightful support for those battling, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, and personality disorders. Additionally, at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), she handled crisis intervention, utilizing motivational interviewing and developing safety plans to assist individuals in distress.

More than just my work

  • Your favourite quote.
    “Wisdom tells me I am nothing, love tells me I am everything. And between the two my life flows.” —Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • What brings you a sense of ease?
    I grant myself time to simply be away from the hustle of daily life and external expectations. In the tranquility of solitude, I let my mind wander and emotions flow freely, which brings me a profound sense of ease.
  • Something fun or interesting
    I have an Akita and a ginger Scottish Fold. Even though my dog’s way bigger than my cat, at home, the cat’s the boss and the dog’s at the bottom of the pecking order. The kitten thinks he’s the boss and the dog is our body guard.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Call The Balanced Practice at (613) 695-0306 to set up an appointment with Sunny today!