meaning centered

counselling institute inc.

meaning is all we have
relationship is all we need

what is

MEANING THERAPY

Meaning therapy is a pluralistic approach to counselling and therapy that focuses on the fundamental human needs for meaning and relationship. It is a comprehensive way to address all aspects of meaning in life concerns in a supportive therapeutic relationship. Thus, the motto for meaning therapy is, “Meaning is all we have; relationship is all we need.” Meaning therapy assumes that when these two essential human needs are met, individuals are more likely to cope better with their predicaments and live a more rewarding life. When there is deficiency in these two areas, people will more likely experience difficulties in life.

Meaning therapy favours a psycho-educational approach that recognizes the vital role of meaning and purpose in healing and well-being. It appeals to the client’s sense of responsibility to make full use of their freedom to pursue what really matters and what constitutes a rewarding future. Within this conceptual framework, the therapist provides a safe and trusting environment that facilitates collaborative effort and shared decision making in terms of preferred interventions, plans, and goals.

 meaning

is all we have

who

WE ARE

PAUL T. P. WONG, PhD
President • Therapist, Educator, Supervisor

Dr. Paul Wong is Professor Emeritus of Trent University and is currently teaching Meaning Therapy and Applied Positive Psychology at Saybrook University as an Adjunct Professor. He is a fellow of APA and CPA and President of the International Network on Personal Meaning. He has been registered as a clinical psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (#819) since 1972. He has been invited to give workshops on Meaning Therapy all over the world.

LILIAN C. J. WONG, PhD
Vice-President • Therapist, Educator, Supervisor

Dr. Lilian Wong has over two decades of experience working with children and adolescents as a psycho-educational consultant and school psychologist in public school boards in Ontario and British Columbia. She has been in private practice for many years, specializing in children, adolescents, and families. She employs various modalities in her approach to psychotherapy, including play therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and meaning-centered counselling and therapy.

 relationship

is all we need

therapy

We provide the evidence-based and integrative practice of meaning therapy for adults, couples, families, adolescents, and children. We also provide psychological assessments and address a wide range of clinical issues.

supervision

We provide supervision for novice psychotherapists (including interns) who need supervised practice as well as seasoned therapists who want to learn meaning therapy from Dr. Paul or play therapy from Dr. Lilian.

consultation

We provide consultation for individuals or organizations interested in incorporating meaning therapy in their practice or applying the meaning-centered approach to positive management and education.

training

We provide training in meaning therapy and play therapy. We partner with the INPM in organizing Summer Institutes and Meaning Conferences. We teach the SEUS course for registration with the CRPO.

therapy

We provide the evidence-based and integrative practice of meaning therapy for adults, couples, families, adolescents, and children. We also provide psychological assessments and address a wide range of clinical issues.

supervision

We provide supervision for novice psychotherapists (including interns) who need supervised practice as well as seasoned therapists who want to learn meaning therapy from Dr. Paul or play therapy from Dr. Lilian.

consultation

We provide consultation for individuals or organizations interested in incorporating meaning therapy in their practice or applying the meaning-centered approach to positive management and education.

training

We provide training in meaning therapy and play therapy. We partner with the INPM in organizing Summer Institutes and Meaning Conferences. We teach the SEUS course for registration with the CRPO.

You Inspire Me

Thank you [Dr. Lilian Wong] for helping me these four difficult years through my anxiety. I’m very thankful to have you in my life and always reminding me to be myself. You inspire me to do many great things. Thank you so much! — 2017

Extra Mile

Thanks Dr. [Lilian] Wong for walking [the] extra mile for [our child] and family. … May both of you continue to be a blessing to others. — 2017

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hours

Mondays - Fridays
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