Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Chronic Pain
- Gender Identity Issues
- Life Transitions
- Personal Growth
- Professional Burnout
- Cross Cultural Therapy
- Feminist Psychotherapy
- Humanistic Therapy
- Integrative Psychotherapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Narrative Therapy
- Pain Management
- Psycho-Educational Groups
Counselling practice website:lulam.ca
I believe if we can heal our minds, we can heal our worlds. I am a Chinese-Taiwanese trans identified Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (#12193). I have a M.Ed in Counselling Psychology, OISE, University of Toronto. I bring over 23 years of mental health, community health and social service work to my private practice.
I’ve had the privilege of working with people from amazing communities: trans, non-binary, queer, Black, Two-Spirit, Indigenous, people of colour, middle class professionals with working class/low income roots, im/migrant youth, sex-positive disabled folks, first generation post-secondary students, diverse members of the Downtown Eastside and people of faith living with HIV/AIDS.
How Counselling Could Support You
When we are suffering, we are often driven by distorted perceptions of who we are. The roots of these distortions may be located in our family of origin, impacts of colonization, inter-generational trauma, and the cumulative effects of everyday hostilities such as racism, classism, Islamophobia, ableism, sexism, ageism, homophobia and transphobia. When we internalize these distortions, we lose touch with who we are authentically. We lose trust in our own capacity for connection, wisdom, self-compassion, inner freedom, and aliveness.
We may want to:
- cultivate mindfulness for resiliency
- discover life’s purpose
- have happier and healthier relationships
- increase joy and meaning in life
- thrive, feel alive
- explore our identities of gender, sexuality, ancestry, spirituality/religion
- move through difficult emotions such as
- Unbearable loneliness
- Burn out
- Or move through life challenges such as:
- Gender transitions
- Relationship, conflict, and loss
- Chronic illness
- Everyday oppression
- Death and dying of loved ones
- Immigration or relocation
And we may not trust our capacity to find the right path to what we may want or desire.
Counselling has the potential to:
- Guide you to rebuild trust with your own innate wisdom
- Encourage self-compassion, for you to meaningfully connect with yourself and in doing so, deepen connection with others
- Create a process for you to transform difficult emotions into sites of inner freedom.
My counselling approach is mindful, compassion-driven and centres your wholeness. I collaborate gently, listen deeply and work efficiently. I integrate mindfulness-based counselling with narrative therapy, critical diversity, and feminist approaches. I find a wakeful balance to my work through a daily mindfulness meditation practice of 8 years.
It is profoundly rewarding work for me to witness another being’s whole-hearted self-rediscovery. To connect with my counselling work, please feel free to contact me.
I would like to gratefully acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueum), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Tsleil-Waututh Peoples. It’s an honour to be living and working on their unceded home territories as a respectful visitor. I am truly thankful for the many shared de-colonial and traditional teachings gifted to me through the years. These teachings have profoundly informed my counselling and consulting work.
Client fee individuals:$157.50/hr ($150 + GST)