Currently, I am providing one-on-one counselling services online, in-person, or by phone. Sessions are either 50 minutes or they can be 80 minutes if more time is needed. I work from an integrated approach which means I tailor my methods to meet you where you're at. Theoretically, my practice draws from narrative and gestalt therapy. What this means for you is that I take the time to listen to your experience, create a sense of safety and trust, and provide a safe space for you to experience your emotions so that you can integrate them into your personal life story in a way that makes sense to you.
Languages that I can provide counselling in: English, Mandarin Chinese
Here are some of my areas of experience:
Elementary, high school, and university students
Learning differences and neuro-atypical development
Low mood and anxiety
Life stage developments (e.g. relationships, career decisions)
Loneliness, social isolation
Immigration and acculturation challenges
Identity formation and systemic challenges
Complimentary 20-minute Consultation Commiting to a counselor is a big decision and it makes sense for one to want to ensure a good fit. This is why I offer an initial 20-minute consultation free of charge for you to get a sense of my style and for me to understand your personal context. The choice to continue with full-length sessions is entirely up to you.
$120 for 50 mintues OR $190 for 80 minutes My rates are within what is recommended as ethical by the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counselors. I offer a sliding scale for students and those for who finances may be a challenge. Feel free to contact me to discuss this further.
$300 for 3 sessions OR $500 for 5 sessions I offer these packages with the understanding that many workplaces and post-secondary institutions have employee or student benefits that cover $300-500 worth of counselling sessions.
NOTE: Counselling services are not covered under the BC Medical Services Plan. Some insurance policies may cover counselling sessions with a Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC). Please check with your insurance company to confirm your coverage.
I accept payment by e-transfer, credit card, cash, or cheque. If paying by e-transfer, I ask that you pay at the time of booking your appointment. Should you wish to cancel your appointment, the full amount will be refunded to you provided that at least 24 hours advanced notice is given.
Cancellations and No-Shows Policy
Please give me at least 24 hours advanced notice if you should need to cancel or re-schedule your appointment. No refunds will be given if cancellations are made less than 24 hours in advance. If I am not able to reach you by phone at the time of your appointment or you do not attend the appointment, no refunds will be made either.
As a resident of the city of Vancouver, I humbly and respectfully acknowledge that I live onthe traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.