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 (EFT) to ground and process strong emotions.

I am trained in Play Therapy to work with children and Emotion 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.

I currently hold membership with the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) as well as a member with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC).

Thank you for sharing with me your courage and resiliency.



Masters’ of Counselling through Athabasca University

Bachelors’ of Arts, Double major in Psychology and Sociology, through UofA

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)




College of Alberta Psychologists

Psychologist’ Association of Alberta

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association




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




    • 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
  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Issues
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Suicide, Idealization & 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)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Assessment Services:

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