Bessie Wang is a BC Registered Clinical Counsellor. She holds a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University and a B.A. in Psychology with a double minor in Counselling and Human Development and Gerontology from Simon Fraser University. Bessie has provided mental health services in the Lower Mainland for nearly 10 years.
She has mainly worked in family support services for individuals dealing with mental health challenges. She is experienced in working with persons with mental illnesses both in in-patient and out-patient settings. She is very resourceful for mental health services in the lower mainland. Besides her extensive experience working with mental health services, she has strong interests in child and youth development, parenting, marital conflicts and family relations. She is experienced in working with Anxiety and Depression, stress management, emotion regulations, anger management and immigrant settlement and adjustment issues, dating and marital issues, self-esteem. Bessie has special interest in cross-cultural mental health.
She usually employs a combination of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Client-Centered Therapy in her treatments for clients who are in distress.
Her services are offered in English, Cantonese or Mandarin.
- Marital Conflicts
- Cheating and Infidelity
- Divorce and Break Ups
- Pre-marriage Counselling
- Pregnancy Planning
- Relationship Conflicts
- Family Relationship Conflicts
Clinical Counselling and how does it help me?
We offer 3 methods of Clinical Counselling:
1. Individual Counselling
2. Couples' Counselling
3. Group Session Counselling
Monday to Sunday Vancouver West &
By appointment only Vancouver East
- Stress Management
- Emotion Regulation
- Anxiety and Depression
- Chronic Pain Management
- Immigration and Life Transitions
- Self-Esteem Issues,
- Grief and Loss; loneliness
- Cross-cultural mental health
Individual (50 min) $125 +5%GST
Individual (65 min) $157 +5%GST
Group, 2 people (50 min) $145 +5%GST
Group, 3-5 people (50 min) $165 +5%GST
Vanessa Chow is a BC Registered Clinical Counsellor. She is a highly organized, motivated and determined mental health clinician with experience in both community and public service. She completed her Master’s degree in Social Work focusing on Family Therapy in Hong Kong and her second Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University.
Her empathy, acceptance and caring nature towards people is what gives her the distinguished advantage. From volunteering two months at an orphanage in Tanzania, Africa, teaching elementary students in Hong Kong and teaching kids with autism in Vancouver, her experience is diverse and brings a greater depth of understanding and perspective to her work and approach with clients from all walks of life.
For the past 6 years. She is experienced working with children and youth, adults and couples from culturally diverse backgrounds on issues such as anxiety, depression, disordered eating, grief and loss, trauma, parenting, marital conflict, and family dynamics.
On her spare time, Vanessa enjoys being adventurous including travelling the world, yoga, cycling, hiking, scuba diving and other activity-based.
Monday to Friday 4:30 PM -8:30 PM Telemedicine
Sunday 10 AM-5PM Vancouver West
By appointment only Vancouver East
Individual (50 min) $120 +5%GST
Individual (75 min) $150 +5%GST
Couples/Family (50 min) $140 +5%GST
Couples/Family (75 min) $175 +5%GST
Accepts extended insurance policies, ICBC, CVAP, WCB, and Employee Assistant Programs
Group Session Counselling Sample Topics:
- CBT Based Relaxation Skills for Anxiety
- Multiple Intelligence in Children and Implications for parents
- Parenting Styles that influences child development
- Changeways for depression
- Understanding Depression
- S.L.E.P.T.™ for self-care
- 6 Steps to Mastering CBT Skills for stress management (8 sessions)
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (8 sessions)
- Children’s Social Skills Training (6 sessions)
- Practice Love (on-going drop in groups for dating and martial issues consultation)
Group Session Clinical Counselling and how would it help?
Group therapy has both psycho-educational and therapeutic purposes. Usually, there will be 6~12 people attending. Most therapy groups are closed groups where you will be working on the same topic with the same group of people over a short period of time. During this period of time, you will learn together with your group-mates on a specific topic. There will be discussions and therapeutic work/assignments that are intended to lead you to reach your therapeutic goal. You are expected to be committed to participate
in group activities and homework in order for maximizing the therapeutic outcome. Open groups are on-going groups where commitment is not required. Bessie offers group therapy in various themes and topics.