Isabella Jiang – MA Candidate, Counsellor
#227-1118 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 6L5
Office Hours: Wednesdays Only, until September
Isabella is accepting new clients!
Completed all the required courses for practicum under Palo Alto University’s (PAU) Master’s Degree program on Clinical Counselling, I am currently working as an Intern Counsellor for Stewart & Associates. I am a student member of both the Canadian Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association. In addition, I obtained a National Counselling License from China. Under PAU program, I have received a well-rounded education on clinical counselling ranging from counselling theory, multi-cultural counselling, life span development to crisis and trauma counselling, child and adolescent counselling, couple counselling and group counselling.
I have worked in a university setting in China to counsel students who suffer from social historical stresses including depression, anxiety, trauma, social anxiety, relational issues involving LGBT population and transitional issues with students who transition from structured high school to much less structured college life or transition from school life to work place.
I have also worked in Shanghai Community Centre for expatriates who come from different parts of the world, who face life challenge of settling in a new country and acclimating to local culture. In addition, I have run wellness groups for housewives, white-collar workers and couples in the past five years.
I believe it’s very important to establish a good therapeutic relationship with clients, as it takes courage for clients to talk to a stranger on issues that they may not even feel comfortable sharing with their friends or family members. Due to the fast pace of modern life, from time to time, you may face lifestyle changes including immigration, from country to country, city to city, change of schools, change of jobs, or losing a loved one, a pet, a job, relationship or marriage. Sometimes we are able to cope with the stress with our internal strengths in addition to good social emotional support from our families, friends and communities. Other times, you may need some extra help when self-help attempts are insufficient, that’s where I step in. We will work together to process any problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, relationship issues, and somatic responses, which impair your work, school or family life, or grieve your losses stage by stage.
“A good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination… Growth occurs when individuals confront problems, struggle to master them, and through that struggle develop new aspects of their skills, capacities, views about life.” – Carl R. Rogers
English & Mandarin
Area of Practice
Alcohol Use Disorder / Addiction
Crime Victim Assistance
Drug & Alcohol
Grief & Loss