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From Struggles to Strengths, Find Inner Peace:
Therapy throughout BC empowers you, as a young professional or student in your 20s and 30s, to overcome anxiety, stress, overachievement, perfectionism, and people-pleasing tendencies, rediscover your true self and build your dream life.

Navigating life as a young professional or student in today’s fast-paced world can be overwhelming, especially when balancing societal and cultural expectations with personal aspirations.

You may constantly battle racing thoughts, struggling to focus, and feeling restless about various aspects of your life. While striving for excellence and witnessing others' success, you're often left feeling anxious, inadequate, and behind. Even when you perform well and receive praise, you still doubt your achievements, feeling unworthy or as though there's more you should be doing.

It is incredibly challenging for you to communicate your feelings and needs to others because you are always the responsible and dependable one. You feel guilty asking for help, fearing you may burden others, and thus prefer to internalize your struggles until you reach a point of burnout.

But there's a way out. I'm here to support you in navigating these challenges, managing your anxiety and stress, ultimately finding peace and confidence, and feeling more connected to yourself and others in your life. Let's work together to rediscover your sense of self and achieve the balance and fulfillment you deserve.

It’s time to put yourself first for once!

Does this sound like you?
 

  • I can't stop my racing thoughts and have a hard time focusing or turning my mind off.

  • I often feel anxious and restless about different parts of my life, which makes it hard to sleep or relax.

  • Work stresses me out, and I constantly feel like I'm faking it.

  • It's tough for me to say no or ask for help. I struggle to know what I need and feel guilty when I try to speak up.

  • I am always the responsible one and the “good girl/ nice guy”, and people always come to me with their problems. It’s overwhelming! What about me?

  • I often start tasks but rarely complete them because I get easily distracted or overwhelmed.

  • I want everything to be perfect and go exactly as planned. I'm scared of failing and trying new things.

  • I have a lot of self-doubt and can't stop worrying about what others think of me.

  • I constantly compare myself to others and feel like I'm falling behind in life.

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Hi, I'm Lorraine! 

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Vancouver, B.C. 

I am a cisgender, middle-class Asian immigrant woman who first came to Canada from Hong Kong over 17 years ago.

Whether you're grappling with anxiety, imposter syndrome, people-pleasing, burnout, self-esteem issues, chronic shame, or navigating life changes, I'm here to support you on your journey toward healing and growth. I provide individual counselling for a diverse range of clients, including children of immigrants, immigrants, international students, minorities, and professionals.

As a therapist, my mission is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space where you can deepen your self-understanding and rediscover your inner strengths. Together, other than equipping you with practical coping skills and tools to overcome obstacles, we also dig deep and work through difficult experiences so you can get to the root to cultivate meaningful connections and achieve inner peace in life.

In our sessions, my approach is relational, holistic, and collaborative. I honour your uniqueness and expertise in your life journey, working alongside you to uncover insights and develop strategies tailored to your needs. I also believe in mind and body connection, and I will help you to incorporate this to build lifelong change.

I'm fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, offering both in-person and online counselling sessions for your convenience.

Services

Who I help.

Individual Counselling

One-on-one online/in-person sessions to help you build self-awareness, make sense of your situation and help you move towards your goals

What I help with.

  • Anxiety

  • People Pleasing

  • Procrastination

  • Perfectionism

  • Depression

  • Self-Esteem

  • Shame

  • Burnout/ Stress Management

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Relationships Concerns

  • Friendship Problems

  • Boundaries

  • Parents-Adult Children Conflict

  • Communication Skills

  • Parentified Children

  • Childhood Emotional Neglect

  • Career Counselling & Coaching

  • Cross-Cultural Issues

  • Racial and cultural identity-related issues

  • Immigration-related issues and stress

  • Personal Growth

  • Spirituality

  • Life Transitions

The Process

01.

Book a free Consultation

During this 20-minute discovery call, you can ask me any questions you might have to determine if we are a good match. 

02.

Schedule a session and prepare for the 1st session

You can schedule a session during the consultation or via email. Once we confirm a session, I'll send you a confirmation email along with the forms to fill out before our first meeting.

03.

Intake session

The first session is an intake session where I connect with you to assess your situation, plan out specific goals, and establish a focus for our sessions.

04.

Intervention to Empower you with practical tools

In our sessions, I delve into the root causes of your situation and offer psychoeducation to help you understand your challenges. I also assist you in moving from struggles to strengths by using interventions and practical tools to help you progress towards your goals.

05.

Termination/ Maintenance

Together, we review the progress made and discuss future self-management strategies to integrate therapeutic insights into your daily lives. Some clients choose to continue coming back on a monthly basis to check on progress and reinforce the use of the learned strategies.

Get in touch

📍3665 Kingsway,

Vancouver, BC

V5R 5W2

📞 778-300-5031

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