Ginny Wong, M. C. RCC
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master’s Degree in counselling, with over 30 years of experience as a community-based social worker serving immigrants and refugees claimants.
As a Chinese Canadian immigrant parent with extended family members, I know how important it is to support my clients in their life transitions – in their home language and cultural context. I am fluent in English and Cantonese, and also proficient in Mandarin, with cross-cultural counselling training.
My family members and I have gone through critical illness and car accidents facing life and death. My personal journey enriched my life experience in dealing with grief and loss, depression and anxiety, immigration and settlement challenges, parenting, domestic violence and relationship challenges both at work and home.
I believe that everyone has inner resources to cope with life challenges. Over the past 25 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. In addition, I also work as a clinical counsellor at Dragonstone Counselling and Family Services of North Shore providing therapy to all ages.
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 Focus
Depression and Anxiety
Domestic Violence and Anger issues
Immigration and Settlement Challenges
Life and Career Transitions
Grief and Loss
Parenting and Family Communication
Immigrant youth and international students’ struggle
Personal Growth, Self-esteem, Assertiveness
Relationship Challenges both at Work and at Home
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 an approved provider for counselling services with the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) and ICBC.
I understand that sometimes the hardest part is getting started. You can book 20 minutes of free consultation.