Livia is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in counselling psychology. She provides gentle, compassionate care for all clients. She has particular interest and skill in treating depression, anxiety disorders, family relationship problems, and the many types of suffering resulting from childhood trauma. She is also interested and skilled in helping with parenting problems. Her background of training in individual counselling is complimented by training at an adult mental health team, which gave her experience providing gentle, compassionate care to clients with severe, chronic, major mental illnesses.
She is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, and is very familiar with cross-cultural issues and problems experienced by individuals and families with a Chinese background.
She uses a therapeutic approach grounded in the work of Carl Rogers, based on empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard. She is also strongly influenced by other modern therapeutic systems, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), acceptance/commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and existential therapy. Livia respects the individuality of each person, and enjoys forming a unique therapy plan based on the client’s individual wishes and needs.
Livia’s areas of specialty include:
Gentle, compassionate management of depression and anxiety
Recovery from childhood abuse & trauma
Family relationship problems and parenting
Grief and loss
Cross-cultural issues in Cantonese- and Mandarin-speaking individuals and families
1 hour session $150
1.5 hour session $225
2 hour session $300
For sessions longer than 2 hours, the fee for each extra hour is $150.
Livia accepts cash or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover).
Livia offers reduced fees to low-income families. In order for her to offer reduced fees, she requires formal documentation which provides evidence of economic hardship. Without such documentation, she is unable to offer the fee reduction. The reduced fees are intended to help individuals or families who are living in poverty, to still be able to afford therapeutic care.
1）In some clinical situations, a client’s mental health needs may be better served by a different therapist. In these cases, it will sometimes be necessary for her to discontinue a course of therapy sessions, and refer the client to a different professional in the community.
2）If you would like a report or clinical records to be sent to another professional, such as to a lawyer or a psychiatrist, Livia will charge a fee of $150 per hour. This hourly fee would take into account the time for writing and sending the documents. A brief clinical note may take one hour, but a comprehensive psychological report may require 2-4 or more hours of time.
3）If you would like your family to communicate with Livia, they will need to book an appointment in advance. The fee for these appointments would also be $150 per hour. Livia does not communicate with clients or family members by e-mail or telephone.
4）In cases of emergency, please contact your local hospital or call 911.
5）If you would like to arrange an appointment with Livia, please leave an e-mail message, or fill out the form online. The office will then contact you to offer you an appointment time.
我是卑詩省註冊臨床心理諮詢師, 擁有輔導心理學碩士學位, 我精通普通話、廣東話及英語, 對於中西文化有強烈的熱衷和深刻的了解。我提供成人心理治療, 我專長的領域包括情緒困擾 (抑鬱症、焦慮症、心理創傷等)、自我價值、家庭關係、家庭暴力、教育培養子女、喪親之痛以及跨文化問題。我曾在溫哥華社區心理衛生局的精神健康醫療中心接受專業培訓, 為長期嚴重精神病患者提供心理治療。
我的心理諮商與輔導風格是以耐心聆聽、同理心和非批判的態度為中心, 再配合其他心理治療系統。我相信每個人都是獨特的, 所以我會根據輔導對象的性格和需求, 找出最適合的治療方式, 例如結合東方的傳統教育、美德和智慧與西方的心理治療方式。我能為你提供一個安全、保密、被接納和可放鬆的空間, 讓你可以探索在你人生中令你造成困擾的行為、情緒、思維或關係, 幫助你調整心理狀態、發揮與生俱來的天賦潛能、克服困難、改善人際關係並促進心理健康。
1 小時 ＄150
1.5 小時 ＄225
2 小時 ＄300
超過兩小時後，超出部分按每小時 ＄150 計算。
1285 West Broadway, #600
Vancouver, BC V6H 3X8
Monday – Friday : 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday : 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.