MCP, Registered Clinical Counsellor
She/Her

Kady Wong

I come from a multicultural background and have a passion for working with youth, young adults, adults and families. In addition to private counselling, I also work in community counselling supporting youth and their caregivers. Some of my past counselling experience includes counselling teenagers in the Vancouver school system as well as counselling young adults and adults at Simon Fraser University.

Something that makes me unique is my identity as a biracial Asian woman. I’m very proud of this identity and I use my lived experience when I work with diverse clients. I also think it’s important to acknowledge my privilege as a non-disabled, educated, heterosexual and cisgender woman. As a counsellor, I’m justice oriented in my approach, counsel from an anti-oppressive lens and have been told that I am warm, genuine, collaborative and creative.

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Words to live by

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore

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A little bit more about me

Education?

  • Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Geography from Simon Fraser University
  • Masters in Counselling Psychology from Adler University

Top three Specializations:

  • Processing life transitions
  • Relationships with others, the world, and oneself
  • Supporting Youth & Young Adults

Top Three Modalities of Therapy:

  • Person Centred Therapy
  • Satir Model Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy

Professional Clinical Counselling Certification

Certified with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors: Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)#: 19106

What do people say your biggest strength is?

People say that my biggest strength is how warm and genuine I am.

Something you’re proud of (challenge you’ve overcome, etc.)?

In my teenage years I was a high performing athlete and when I had to quit my sport, it felt like I had lost my identity. I’m proud of myself for overcoming that at a young age. For any retired athletes out there, I understand how much heart and soul goes into someone’s sport as well as how difficult it can be to transition out of this lifestyle whether due to injury, mental health or perhaps it feeling like the right time to move on.

What led you to counseling?

I used to work at a university where I was responsible for student engagement such as recruiting volunteers for events and in office tasks. I quickly realized that I cared a lot more about the students and their lives more than I cared about assigning them social media tasks. Also, my own personal experience with counselling has helped me grow, heal and learn so much about myself. I wanted to provide that for others.

Favorite Book?

It’s so hard to choose! I love a good psychology book but in my down time I really like fiction. My current favourite is a romantic fiction called Beach Read. It’s a funny and heartfelt novel about love, betrayal, grief and it’s a nice way to escape.

What/who inspires you?

So many people! My mom, my sisters, my clients and anyone who is fearless or unapologetically themselves.

Favorite things to do?

I love to do yoga, spend time in nature, swim in the ocean, play board games, hang out with friends, listen to music and read.

What would you tell a client who is meeting you for the first time?

I used to work with a client who described our counselling relationship like being in a double kayak together. Sometimes your world, much like the ocean, will be stormy and you might not always know where you are going, but like in a double kayak, I will be there to weather the storms and explore as I paddle with you. We will go at your pace and your lead- you steer the kayak!

One thing you’ve learned from working with people?

Everyone is unique! I like to be collaborative and customize my approach to your unique identity, story, struggles, strengths and goals.

Favorite quote?

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore