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:

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Coming Out
  • Dealing with Phobias
  • Depression
  • Family Caregiver Stress
  • Gender Identity
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Trauma
  • Trauma or PTSD with First Responders

I can also help with these areas:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Blended Family Adjustment
  • Career Changes or the Loss of a Career
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Empty Nest
  • Grief and Loss
  • Grief Work & Compassion Fatigue
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts (Ideation) and Survivor

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

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
  • 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:

  • BDSM/Kink & Poly/Swing Relationships
  • Gender Identity
  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Issues
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Trans Counselling
  • Transformations Gender Transitions Program