Professionally, I am a healer, licensed acupuncturist, and co-founder of a wellness clinic. I am also a graduate student, currently completing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Degree.
Healer – Acupuncturist – Counsellor-in-Training
My approach to helping clients has changed in the last few years.
When I started on my healing journey and experienced the benefits of somatic work, I shifted the way I practice as I realized how trauma could affect our physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Currently, I am deeply influenced by attachment work and the polyvagal theory as my healing journey has been greatly helped by these modalities and by healing my attachment wounds.
A few teachers have shaped my approach and work as a practitioner. Carmen Spagnola taught me the importance of healing early relational traumas and attachment wounds. Diane Poole Heller’s groundbreaking work, DARe, on treating adult attachment wounds. Sue Johnson‘s work on Emotional Focused Therapy taught me that we can intentionally shape and repair our key relationships.
I am completing my Masters in Counselling Psychology and I will start my internship in September 2021.
Susan Johnson and Master Tung deeply influence my work as a registered acupuncturist and healer. I have been practicing acupuncture since 2009.
I work with individuals who seek balance, and often they come to me when they have tried Western medicine for their dis-eases but are frustrated with the process and found no relief.
Clients find me because they need help with their health. They know something needs to change; they have tried other modalities but are not seeing results.
My clients include those struggling with digestive issues, pain, addiction issues, fertility challenges, and more.
Clients work with me because I believe in taking an active approach to healing. I give you the tools and trust that you are capable of doing the work.
I am a mindful and compassionate practitioner. I am willing to be vulnerable, but firm at the same time. I work with clients who want to take their health to the next step. People seek me out because they know I have done the work. I have been through a difficult journey, so I understand their struggles.
- – Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) Level 1 with Stan Tatkin and PACT Faculty
- – Emotionally Focused Therapy® (EFT) – Externship
- – Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy® (EFIT) – EFIT & Trauma Level 1
- – Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy® (EFIT) – EFIT & Trauma Level 2 (Fall 2021)
- – DARe – Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience Module 1 with Diane Poole Heller
Who Am I?
I do what brings me joy and have spent the last few years breaking down social and family expectations.
I am strong, a good listener, and I can hold space when clients and friends are in need. I am calm in stressful situations, and I can easily adjust to what is needed in each situation.
I cry often, and I laugh a lot. I am grateful my spouse makes me laugh daily.
I am nourished by my small group of friends who are brilliant at showing up and holding space. Hence, I am fiercely protective of the people I love. I am supported by my clinical supervisor, my therapist, nature, especially the mountains and forests.
I am an avid reader, as I am continually seeking knowledge and the truth. I try to speak up when needed.
People most often describe me as grounded, calm, intuitive, and warm. I am a person whose life experiences have helped to mature me into a solid community member and a well-attuned healer.
To be a good human, I spend a lot of time in nature. I have a deep connection with nature. Hence I have a strong desire to save the world.
I believe that when as a collective, we are healthy on all levels – mental, physical, and spiritual, we will be kinder to ourselves, the people around us, and mother earth.
I live and work on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Commonly known as Vancouver, British Columbia.
A few other personal details you might want to know……
I believe one of the most important aspects of being a good human is to be a good witness for others, and in turn, we learn how to be seen and receive witnessing.
My ancestors are from China. I was born in Singapore. My people were artists, entrepreneurs, farmers, and I grew up deeply rooted in rituals and prayers.
My husband is a kind and compassionate healer – he is a registered massage therapist. He works with elite athletes and a few Canadian Olympians.
We live a simple life. My dream is to own a house near the waters and mountains.
When I grow up, I want to have a big garden, grow lots of vegetables, and have a couple of dogs.
Fun facts: I once officiated a wedding for close friends on a boat, and I have a brown belt in karate.
You can learn more about the pottery process here.
Thank you for visiting.