I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with over 30 years of experience as a community-based social worker serving immigrants and refugees. As a Chinese Canadian immigrant, I am fluent in English and Cantonese, and also proficient in Mandarin
Over the past 20 years, I have been working in Metro Vancouver with clients from all cultural backgrounds facing various immigration and life challenges. During this time, I have been working as a settlement counsellor and parent educator helping immigrants and refugees who are adjusting to life in their new homeland. I also have a special interest in supporting international students who are adjusting to living abroad in a new school environment. I worked at the Canadian Red Cross and managed a diverse team of volunteers that provided emotional support to parents and caregivers dealing with critically ill children at BC Children's Hospital.
My practice is client-centered, strength-based, and collaborative. I believe in integrating a variety of approaches such as Satir Family Therapy, Solution-focused, and Sandtray therapy. I believe change begin with choice. I will be with you making choices to transform your life with individualized experience.
Areas of interest:
Personal growth, self-esteem, and assertiveness
Relationship challenges both at work and home
Immigration and settlement challenges
Parenting and family communication
Life and career transitions
Loss and grief
Depression and anxiety
Immigrant youth and international students
Service is available in person, over the phone or skype. Session fees are $130 plus tax per 50-minute session, couple or family counselling are $220 plus tax per 80 minutes session, payable by cash, cheque, or e-transfer. Most extended health plan covers full or some of the cost. I am also an approved provider for counselling services with the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP).
I understand that sometimes the hardest part is getting started. You can book 20 minutes of free consultation: