Judy Zhu, Registered Clinical Counsellor

Judy Zhu, MEd, Dr. TCM, RCC, Reg # 14621

Office Hours:
Mondays: 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Wednesdays: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Judy is accepting new clients!

Education

Judy Zhu has a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from UBC, and is a member of Canadian Psychological Association and Association for Contextual Behavioural Science. Throughout her course of education, Judy has studied various counselling approaches such as emotion focused approach, cognitive approach, behavioural approach and systemic approach. Judy has also received further training in Interpersonal Therapy, and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). Judy Zhu is also a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine registered in BC.  She  completed her degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2000 and has been a registered doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncturist with CTCMA (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia) and have been in private practice since 2001.  Judy is a member of British Columbia Association of TCM & Acupuncture Practitioners.

Experience

Judy Zhu has been in the helping profession for over 16 years.  As a student counsellor at UBC’s New Westminster Counselling Centre , Judy helped clients deal with issues such as depression, anxiety, life transition, grief and loss, past abuse and career issues.  As an Intern Counsellor at counsellor at Pacifica Treatment Center and Stewart & Associates, Judy helped people with various issues including addiction, anxiety, depression, relationships, anger management, etc.  In her private practice of Chinese Medicine and acupuncture for over 16 years, Judy focuses on using a body/mind integrated approach to help people with depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress related health issues and other chronic health conditions to have better physical and emotional well-being.  Judy has led workshops and seminars on the topic of stress management and healing depression and anxieties with Chinese Medicine.  She has also taught courses on Chinese medicine in Central College in Burnaby, and supervised student clinic in International College of TCM in Vancouver.  Judy also has experience working with First Nation people in Northern Quebec. I have

Treatment Philosophy

Judy Zhu believes that people have strengths and inner wisdom to direct their lives toward their valued directions. However, sometimes in life, you may feel that you are so lost and stuck as if stumbling in an endless dark tunnel with the light at the end of tunnel beyond reach. Her job as a counsellor is to hold a torch and walk with you so that your journey may be easier, you may reach that light sooner, and you may re-discover your own strengths and reconnect with your inner guiding compass.  Judy believes that self awareness and self acceptance are key to change, and she strives to provide a conducive environment for you to explore your experience, to increase self-awareness and self-acceptance so that you can heal, change and realize a more fulfilling life. Judy believes the importance of engaging the whole being in therapy, and of contacting the present moment to cultivate self-awareness. Two main principles in her work are mindfulness and holistic approaches of integrating body and mind. Depending on each individual’s presenting issues and their specific goals, she will choose the therapy approach that suits them the best, such as Emotion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy etc. Throughout the counselling process, she also uses different techniques that are drawn from Gestalt Therapy, Solution Based Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Existential Therapy and Family System Therapy etc.

Judy helps people with depression, anxiety, addiction issues, relationship problems, parenting issues, shame and self-esteem issues, career transition, grief and loss, existential issues, and spiritual issues. She also helps couples to improve communication, deepen intimacy and have better relationships. Judy does not fix you or solve your problems for you, but she works with you to re-discover your own strengths and inner wisdom, to fully accept yourself as a perfectly imperfect human being, to connect with what really matters to you, and provide you with tools and support you to move you toward your valued life direction.

Language Spoken

English
Mandarin

Area of Practice

Anxiety
Alcohol Use Disorder / Addiction
Anger Management
Career Direction
Communication Skills
Chronic Health Issues
Depression
Existential Issues
Meaning of Life
Health Anxiety
Life Transition
Panic Attack
Parenting
Relationship Conflicts
Spirituality
Sleep Problems
Social Anxiety
Self-Esteem
Stress Management