Contact Information

Practice Details

  • Are you in private practice? Yes
  • Do you participate in any insurance plans? Yes
    It is the responsibility of the client to check with the human resources department of their employer to see if they have insurance coverage
  • Do you offer sliding scale/reduced fee counselling? Yes
  • Telephone/Video counseling: Yes
  • Please list all languages that you speak: English, Cantonese (fluent) , Mandarin (competent)

What Kind of Clients Do You Work With

  • Individuals, Couples, Children, Teens, Families

Message from Therapist

Soma desires to be a trusted partner in healing the hearts and homes of those who hurt. It is composed of dedicated counselling professionals who are spiritually rooted in the Christian faith and have a wealth of experience and wisdom in the counselling field. It’s mission is to bring healing into faith communities, by partnering with and equipping churches to administer Jesus-centered healing.

Bio

For more than 20 years, Grace has taught and counselled adolescents and adults who present a wide range of personal, school & family issues. Grace is creative and passionate about helping people become attuned to their inner life and dynamics in life situations and relationships.

Grace is a pastor’s kid and grew up serving in a variety of church plants and church ministries. She feels a strong burden to be an advocate and bring healing into families. Her specialization is in trauma & family counselling.

Grace is the Clinic Director and Founder of Soma Counselling and Family Resources. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors) as well as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association). As well, she is a member of the Christian Principals Association of BC and a member of the Gifted Children Association of British Columbia.

As a skilled speaker and an active member of the global community, Grace has lectured at the University of British Columbia and for the Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia. She is a certified parent educator and provides skill-based trainings for parents, teachers, churches and health care professionals.

Grace is driven to reduce the stigma attached to counselling, to deliver outstanding counselling to the community, and to work in collaboration with pastors and churches. She believes that healing takes place within community and not apart from it.

Grace is married to a gracious and loving pastor who ministers in Vancouver and together they have three beautiful and gifted children. Grace looks forward to helping you embrace your life and looks forward to hearing from you.

Credentials, Training, Qualifications

  • Clinic Director BSc (SFU), MEd (UBC), MEd (UBC), RCC, CCC BCACC Certified
  • Canadian Certified Counsellor

Expertise

Grace has experience providing individual, group and family counselling to those experiencing issues such as suicidality, self-harm, impulsivity, depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, and psychosis. Grace has worked in both the educational system and community setting with immigrant children and youths, children and youths with moderate to intensive behavioural concerns, gifted children and youths, and children and youth with special needs.

Grace has experience providing individual, group and family counselling to those experiencing issues such as suicidality, self-harm, impulsivity, depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, and psychosis. Grace has worked in both the educational system and community setting with immigrant children and youths, children and youths with moderate to intensive behavioural concerns, gifted children and youths, and children and youth with special needs.

Counselling Methods Used

Grace’s specialization is in trauma & family counselling. Grace primarily works from a existential-humanistic perspective. Existential therapy is unique in that it is more of a philosophical orientation to therapy than an actual therapeutic theory. She uses research-based, individualized and experiential interventions to help clients become more self-aware and to find true freedom, find peace in the midst of anxiety, deal with the reality of death, and find meaning and purpose in life. She models authenticity and prayerfully joins clients on their own life journey.


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