Getting to know me first, you want a therapist that resonates with you.
I am Ye (pronounced as Yee), and I bring evidence-based treatment interventions along with my lived experiences as a mother and a first-generation immigrant to the therapy session, my service is in English and Mandarin.
What you can expect in session is a relaxed, safe and non-judgmental space where you can just be You. I will walk along side with you throughout this journey to embrace you and facilitate changes.
How will counselling services help you?
Anxiety and Depression
There are seldom moments when someone truly delves into a conversation to ask, 'What happened to you?' or 'What are you afraid of?'. It's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of busy life, allowing the unrelenting companion of worries and fears to entwine itself into the very fabric of our daily existence. Until one day, you finally take a pause and think, 'I can't continue like this anymore!'. With over 3 years of experience in counselling and psychotherapy, I am here to help you cope with anxiety and depression.
Communication and Relational Connection
Do you ever feel stuck in a situation where you cannot say what you want in order to feel more connected with others, or manage conflicts and navigate challenging situations? In our space, you will not only have a chance to explore and understand your own emotions, thoughts and behaviours but also have opportunity to gain newfound insights and skillsets that help you manage conflicts and navigate complex situations, and feel more connected with your colleagues, friends, families and romantic partner.
Self-Awareness and Personal Growth
At times, you might feel a sense of emptiness but are unsure what that missing piece of the puzzle that contributes to this emptiness. Through our introspective exploration in sessions together, you may gain a deeper understanding of your motivations, fears, and aspirations. I offer a space where you recognize and challenge the limitations of your beliefs and the patterns that might be holding you back from reaching your full potential within your personal and professional journey.
Looking for Culturally Sensitive Care?
Immigration/ Life Transitions
Have you ever found yourself in therapy, feeling that despite your therapist's kindness and gentleness, there's a disconnect? You're not alone. The challenges of cultural adaptation, language barriers, and the sense of displacement that come with being an immigrant can permeate every facet of your life. These shifts in identity can sometimes lead to doubts about your confidence and self-worth. I'm here to stand beside you during these transitions, offering evidence-based treatment modalities and shared experiences for support."
Every relationship, at its core, involves merging two unique backgrounds and sets of values. Yet, when partners belong to different races or ethnicities, there may be additional considerations needed to nurture the connection. Alongside the usual challenges faced by any couple, you might find yourselves contending with external pressures, societal expectations, and potential biases. I recognize these struggles from my own experiences, and I'm committed to offering culturally sensitive care. My approach in evidence-based relational counseling is tailored to meet your specific needs.
Racial Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
When you stand out differently as a visible minority, you truly feel the weight of the hurt. Coping with racism or discrimination might lead to self-isolation without even realizing it. Yet, the emotional, psychological, and physical toll of these experiences persist, shadowing you everywhere. I'm here to provide a space of validation and empowerment. Employing a trauma-informed approach, I aim to help you acknowledge these feelings and experiences, while equipping you with the skills to cultivate resilience and self-compassion.
Transracial and Transcultural Adoption
Whether you are parents planning to adopt children from a different race or ethnic background than your own, or if you are an adopted child, there may be moments when despite your best efforts, you feel discouraged. This could be due to various factors, such as a lack of support and understanding from helping professionals, close friends, or family members. Navigating these challenges often requires open communication, empathy, and a willingness to learn and grow together as a family. I am here to offer this support through a culturally responsive lens.
Bicultural Identity Integration
"Who am I?" If you are an individual who grew up with two or more cultures within your household, or if you are raising children with a spouse from a different cultural background than yours, this question might arise more often than you realize. Integrating all aspects of yourself can be a complex process, and at times, you might feel lost due to fear of external pressure or judgment. I offer a secure space where we can identify various aspects of your bicultural identity and work towards an integrated whole, allowing you to live fully.
You might wonder :"I read through your services, but what I want is not on your list, could you still help me? ". I could absolutely assist you! Aside from all the services listed, I have experience assisting individuals who are recovering from Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) and Acute Trauma, men and women who are struggling with communication and self-esteem issues, individuals who struggle with Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).Book a consultation with me and see how I can assist you.