from a meaning-centered approach
We provide services…
- …for adults, couples, and families, as well as children and adolescents.
- …through individual and group sessions, and phone and online consultations.
- …in English, Cantonese, and Putonghua/Mandarin.
Our practice is known as meaning therapy (MT) or meaning-centered counselling and therapy (MCCT). MT is an evidence-based, existential positive psychotherapy by virtue of its embracing both the dark side of life and the bright prospect of personal growth regardless of one’s past circumstances and present situations.
MT is also pluralistic and integrative, because it incorporates other modalities, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, logotherapy, humanistic-existential therapy, positive psychotherapy, and cross-cultural therapy.
We are committed to facilitating our clients’ personal journey from healing to thriving in a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment. Our dual focus on both clients’ signature strengths and broken areas is designed to optimize the therapeutic process.
We provide psychological assessments of deficiencies and disorders, as well as well-being and personal strengths. Through guidance and psycho-education, our clients learn efficient coping skills as well as pathways to inner peace, freedom, courage, and wisdom.
We address clinical issues of depression, anxiety, stress, pain, injury, abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, adjustment problems, relational difficulties, grieving, rehabilitation, mid-life crisis, aging, and terminal illness. At the same time, we facilitate the discovery and fulfillment of clients’ potentials for achieving personal growth and developing a preferred future.
in clinical practice
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.
for individuals & organizations
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.
We provide training in meaning therapy and play therapy through workshops and online courses.
We partner with the International Network on Personal Meaning (INPM) in organizing biennial Summer Institutes (odd years) and biennial International Meaning Conferences (even years) as well as offering a professional certificate in meaning therapy.
We also teach the Safe and Effective Use of Self (SEUS) course for partial completion of the 30-hour requirement for regular registration in the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
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Please contact us for more information.
We accept cash, cheques, and PayPal.
Our psychological services are covered by:
- Extended healthcare insurance (e.g., Blue Cross)
- Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
- Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
- Health Claims for Auto Insurance (HCAI)
Please note that psychological services in Ontario are not covered by OHIP.