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At Iceberg Counselling, we help our clients anchor to their bodies so they can feel nurtured and discover a sense of identity. We invite our clients to adventure into their bodies so they can safely move through fear and trauma. Our clients are experiencing psychological and physical trauma related to motor vehicle accidental, situational, mental, or physical, and intergenerational. In other cases, we support clients through grief and loss, anxiety, and depression. We educate our clients on setting healthy boundaries to break the unhealthy cycle. We mindfully encourage them to access their unconsciousness to build inner strength. Some of the results experienced by our clients include:
• healthy boundary setting
• building inner strength
• personalized strategies
Our services are not for everyone; we offer complimentary intake sessions to ensure we fit your needs correctly. Contact us to book your free consultation.
I am an experienced educator and a passionate counsellor who believes in getting to know her clients and offering individualized support that best serves their needs with compassion and care. My counselling approach is trauma-informed and person-centered. My experience and education in counselling have equipped me with a wide variety of skills, including integrative Somatic Therapy of breath work, relaxation postures, music, and mindfulness, as well as a specialization in Art Therapy. I believe in providing a safe and nurturing environment for the clients to support their healing journey at their own pace. To build my repertoire of healing modalities, I have been blessed to work with a struggling youth, leading me to counselling. I continue to explore and heal in my journey because I believe I can only go as far as I have gone in my healing process to support my clients at a deeper level.
I found Iceberg Counselling Inc, a trauma-focused counselling center providing a safe and nurturing environment for clients to process their trauma, anxiety, and depression. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor with Registration in the Canadian Art Therapy Association and trained in Integrative Somatic Therapy, I supervise and teach ISTP students. I am currently in the process of completing bodywork and yoga therapy certification to broaden my practice.
I hold a Masters in Counselling Psychology and Art Therapy from Adler University (since 2018) and have been a Registered Clinical Counsellor in the Province of British Columbia (no.16151) since 2019. My undergraduate studies include a Bachelor in Industrial Design from Emily Carr University (2008) and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia (2009). My cross-cultural experience is wide-ranging, and I am an approved mental health provider for the First Nation's Health Authority, Veteran, and law enforcement.
In summary, my passion for art inspires me to build and create functional items with wood. I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, jogging, skiing, golfing, and skeet shooting. I completed high adventurous solo and navigated my way through 7 countries within Europe. During this journey, I enjoyed discovering various cultures and delicious cuisines and meeting people speaking diverse languages. I continue to explore different cultures and embrace their signature cuisines to this day.
Working from a strength-based approach and the creative arts, I help people heal and actualize a rich and meaningful life. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, relationship/family issues, acculturation issues and self-growth. As an Asian woman in Canada, I pay attention to the intersectionalities within individuals, helping them understand the complexities of their issues and cultivating autonomy to face challenges in the system.
Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Above the surface, the current reality is what is visible. The current reality includes the ways individuals do things, their behaviours and ways of dealing with situations, and their emotional responses and reactions. Below the surface are many of the areas that support and influence everyone in the family and support the family’s situation, such as development, gut health, diet, neurology, biochemistry, environment, toxicity, sensory & motor systems, immune system, education, health care, services, family, society, funding/finances and government. This is where disconnects and disruptions can occur, which result in stress, unhappiness, and challenges in the current reality.
At the very core, way below the surface (which we may not even be consciously aware of) lie our core wounds. These core wounds may be the result of physical, emotional, or verbal abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, witnessing or being in a traumatic event, the death of a loved one, the divorce of our parents, or injustice – often experiences we may have endured when we were young.
As a result of our core wounds, we begin to hold negative beliefs about ourselves such as: “I am not lovable”, “I am not good enough”, “I am not worthy”, and “I am not safe”. These negative beliefs then lead to feelings of shame, low self-worth, and a negative self-identity.
Just below the water’s surface are anger, resentment, and fear. These become defense mechanisms that we use to deal with emotional pain, such as shame, fear or sadness.
Self-defeating behaviours are unhealthy expressions of anger, resentment, and fear (passive, aggressive, or passive aggressive behaviours). These behaviours are some of the reasons why people decide to come to counselling and may include: addictions, depression, anxiety, aggression, violence, arguing, shutting down, withdrawal, exaggerating, lying, etc.