Esther earned her BA degree in Psychology from UBC and her Master of Counselling degree from Trinity Western University & ACTS Seminary. She has been a Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC since 2001. In order to work on a better integration of psychology and Christian faith, Esther embarked on another learning journey at Regent College in 2010. After completing her Master of Art in Theological Studies degree, she continued to get trained in Spiritual Direction with CFDM Pacific Northwest in Seattle, which further enhanced her capacity in walking alongside with people who struggle with various life issues.
Esther has received training in Satir family therapy, Gottman marital therapy, and Energy Diagnostic and Treatment Method. She is a Certified EMDR Therapist and a registered member of EMDR International Association. Esther is passionate and committed in helping her clients identify and release unhealthy emotional blockages, overcome negative impacts of traumatic past, improve and enrich interpersonal relationships, explore new possibilities and choices in life, and ultimately experience the joy of emotional freedom. Over the last 18 years of counselling practices, she has gained experience in working with children, adults, couples, and parents in both public and private settings. She has also been invited to give various workshops on emotional regulation, marriage, and parenting. She is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
Esther believes life is created to be beautiful, meaningful, and hopeful despite the messiness and complexity of humanity. She values each individual's uniqueness and the process of their "becoming". Esther is a mother of 2 beautiful daughters and enjoys coffee, music, and movies.
Esther is available on:
Alt. Saturday 9:30am-3:30pm