More about Phillip Hau

I utilize Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to identify maladaptive and intrusive thoughts to form adaptive self-concepts. Furthermore, I thoughtfully incorporate Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to work with traumatic life events and Emotionally Freedom Technique to ground and process strong emotions.

I am trained in Play Therapy to work with children and Emotionally Focused Therapy to work with couples towards healthier relationships. I am also Pride certified to work with sexual and gender minority individuals. I have facilitated queer space workshops and allyship within the city with Edmonton Public Schools. I was a camp counsellor at Edmonton’s Camp FYrefly—Canada’s only national leadership retreat for LGBTQ+ folks.  I believe in social advocacy and I promote social justice in all my work.

I am certified in crisis work through the American Association of Suicidology. I have done crisis de-escalation, suicide intervention, and domestic violence assessment through the Distress Line with the Canadian Mental Health Association. I have also been recognized by Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson for my 10-year volunteer service at Royal Alexandra Hospital.

Thank you for sharing with me, your courage and resiliency.



Master of Counselling (Athabasca University)

Bachelor of Arts, double major in Psychology and Sociology (University of Alberta)






College of Alberta Psychologists

Psychologist’s Association of Alberta





Crisis Worker

Emotionally Freedom Technique Levels 1, 2, 3

Brain Story Certification through Alberta Wellness Initiative

Addictions Medicine Diploma

TEAM CBT Level 1

Play Therapy (Introduction)

Indigenous Canada

EMDR Level 1

Emotionally Focused Externship

Mental Health First Aid

SAFE Assessor




  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Childhood Development Issues
  • Cross Cultural Issues Counselling
  • Depression
  • Family Caregiver Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Suicidal Thoughts (Idealization) and Survivor
  • Trauma

I can also help with these areas:

  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Stress Management

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Virtual Reality Assisted Therapy

Assessment Services:

  • Career Assessments
  • Custody Access & Parental Assessments (PN7, PN8)
  • Gifted / Intellectually Advanced Assessments
  • Personality and Behavioural Assessments

Sexuality, Intimacy, and Gender:

  • Gender Identity
  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Issues
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Trans Counselling
  • Transformations Gender Transitions Program