Katie has over 9 years of experience working as a Child and Family Therapist at a Canadian accredited children’s mental health agency, providing clinical support to children and families who have social, emotional, trauma and/or behavioural needs. In private practice she supports adults with similar needs as well.
Katie received her Masters and Bachelors of Social work from York University in Ontario, Canada. In Canada, social workers can be trained as therapists and Katie was part of a mental health walk-in clinic team where families, children and adolescents drop in for therapy sessions. Children walk-in with a wide range of needs, such as, fear, anger, depression, loneliness, anxiety, worries, hearing loss, identity, school issues, bullying, peer conflicts, obsessive behaviours, separation and divorce, big transitions, self-esteem, self harm and/or thoughts of suicide. Katie is exceptional in supporting children and youth who have experienced trauma, such as a death of a family member, accidents, physical or/and sexual abuse. She practiced from a client-centred approach which means it is your goal and not her anyone else’s agenda.
Using narrative therapy, art therapy and collaborative problem solving approach, Katie is skilled in supporting families and individuals struggling with conflict, either with themselves, the problem or others. Katie understands that sometimes the problem can get in the way of your preferred relationships. From an actively listening stance, Katie is empathetic towards each family’s members or your needs and will work with you to achieve your goals.
Katie is registered with the College of Ontario Social Worker and Social Service Worker, Hong Kong Social Worker Registration Board and is a member of Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association. She speaks fluent English, Cantonese and American Sign Language.