How to Cope with First-Date Anxiety Part I (expanding on my Interview with Georgia Straight with a clinical twist)

First dates can be scary. I know, because I’ve been there with you – in therapeutic spirit, of course! – on your first dates or at least soon after when you report to me every juicy detail of your encounter in either complete exhilaration or utter demoralization. During the height of the pandemic, making aContinue reading “How to Cope with First-Date Anxiety Part I (expanding on my Interview with Georgia Straight with a clinical twist)”

Why Doesn’t Therapy Work? 3 Common Misperceptions about Mental Health and Mental-Health Professionals

“This is NOT working!” Mrs. Y exclaimed in an exasperated manner. It had been barely 20 minutes into her session, her first session with me, and her very first therapy session in her life, before she unleashed her wrath on me. I could not understand anything about Mrs. Y from her dramatic monologue aside fromContinue reading “Why Doesn’t Therapy Work? 3 Common Misperceptions about Mental Health and Mental-Health Professionals”

因爲疫情而感到無助和擔憂嗎?

需要爲您的心加強力針嗎? 因疫情停課,停工,生活受到影響, 相信您也像很多人一樣感到無助,擔憂與混亂。通過心理治療及輔導可以有效地調整心理狀態,缓解壓力,愈合心理創傷,及克服各種場合的困難。 無論您是面對個人,工作或關係上的困難,或是因爲疫情而有情緒困擾或焦慮,我都非常樂意與您會面,聆聽您的人生故事! 请讓我助您挖掘您的最大潜力並與您一同尋找出境與希望! Julie 是 BC 注冊心理師並擁有加拿大臨床心理輔導和治療學位,主要針對個人,孩童和家庭輔導與心理治療,也提供視訊會面和電話諮詢。 詳情請聯絡 778-784-7036 或電郵juliechang@alumni.ubc.ca

“BC is not Canada”: How ICBC Gaslighted Me

If I had a dollar (not “dime” as to adjust for inflation) every time a client tells me an example of how they had been gaslighted by their parent, manipulative ex, significant other, or friend, I would not be writing this post right now. Instead, I would have already bought myself an island paradise, livingContinue reading ““BC is not Canada”: How ICBC Gaslighted Me”

Can Therapists “have fun” in Sessions with their Clients?

When I tell some of my much-more experienced and older professional colleagues about the fact that I actually enjoy – and most of the time even dare to have fun in – my psychotherapy/counselling sessions, they’d look at me as if I just told them that COVID-19 is about freedom of choice. “How many yearsContinue reading “Can Therapists “have fun” in Sessions with their Clients?”