More about Clara Mak

I hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist (Alberta) and Registered Clinical Counsellor (BC). I have been working on a doctoral degree in psychology at California Southern University.  I’ve worked as a social worker for almost 13 years in various elderly centres. I bring along extensive experiences in working with aging populations and their caregivers. These experiences have all been beneficial in my counselling.

I have completed 1600 hours of Clinical Pastoral Education at Providence Health Care, two years of a clinical internship program of Marriage and Family Therapy at Living Systems Counselling Education and Research Center and a Certificate in Post-Traumatic Stress Incident in Hong Kong.

Living in a multicultural city, I am aware of the cultural differences to consider during the process of counselling.

I am a change agent and integrator in helping people of various ages. My approach is multi-theological, grounded in systems theory and other modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness-based, solution-focused therapy, positive psychology and play therapy.

I work with individuals to provide support with depression, anxiety, panic disorder, schizophrenia, addiction, compulsive and obsessive disorder, borderline personality disorder, PTSD/trauma. In addition to mental health issues, I also help people 50 years and older with transitions such as caring for aging parents, dementia, loss, grief and bereavement, chronic illness, pain, caregivers burnout, couple issues and family relationships. I also work with other issues such as life purpose and meaning, workplace stress, and soul healing. Apart from counselling, I also have training in administrating various assessments.

 

Qualifications

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (Yorkville University)

(Doctoral Candidate, in progress) Doctoral of Psychology  (California Southern University)

 

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists

Psychologists’ Association of Alberta

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

 

Certifications

Post-Traumatic Stress Incident, Hong Kong.

 

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin