I was born in Mainland China, grew up in Hong Kong, and lived in Canada for 9 years. I have worked with individuals, couples and families since 1998, both as a social worker in Hong Kong and as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Canada. It is my curiosity and fascination about cultural differences and my eagerness to learn and to understand life through different individual and cultural lenses that encourage me to continually explore the dynamics in interpersonal relationships and our relationships with the universe.
The opportunities to experience cultural and language differences in my life have nurtured my adventurous personality. I find it very rewarding to work together with individuals and families who are attempting to make changes to better meet their needs.
As a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a Registered Social worker in Hong Kong, together with my four years intensive training in the Masters degree program of Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Winnipeg, Certification in Sex Therapy at the University of Guelph in Canada, ongoing clinical supervision with AAMFT approved supervisors and colleagues in Canada and with Johnella Bird, a well known New Zealand narrative therapist who teaches across the world, I am equipped and well supported to provide counseling with professional knowledge and skills which supplement my personal strengths.
In the interest of maintaining professional accountability, I regularly consult with colleagues and mentors around the work I do.
Here is what they say about me:
“My first visit with Lo Chan occurred when she was asking to be a student at our Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Winnipeg (Canada). In short order, I found her to be an engaging person who had one of the most basic requirements for becoming and being a good therapist. She had the capacity to create relationship. Her capacity to reveal her own thoughts and to discover those of others is perhaps the first and most basic requirements for becoming a Marriage and Family therapist. I was pleased to commend her to my staff and to watch her blossom as a therapist over the next four years. In brief, Lo Chan has this special ability to get to know those who come to be her clients and to let her clients know her. Of course, clinical work with anyone is not wholly dependent upon the therapist. Nevertheless, she will do her part to form a helpful relationship with her client. Consequent to having kept a personal relationship with Lo Chan over the decade following her graduation, I also will say that she has a wonderful ability to maintain enduring relationships.”
- Richard N Dearing, Ph.D, A Lifelong Mentor and AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Former Director of Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Winnipeg, Canada.
“Individuals and couples go to a therapist to get new insight into their lives and their concerns. Therapists who have lived in several different cultures bring both new and different ways of looking at one’s concerns. Lo Chan who has lived, been educated, and has practiced therapy, in both Canada and Hong Kong, brings many different ways of looking at one’s concerns. To have a therapist as well educated, as curious, and, as concerned as Lo is, is to have a tremendous advantage in doing the work of therapy. Having known Lo both in the classroom and in supervision I would highly recommend her and her skills.”
- John P Millar, A Lifelong Mentor and AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Former Faculty member of Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Winnipeg, Canada.
“I have been consulting with Lo for the last 18mths.During this time I have been impressed with her facility for critical thinking around psychological theory and practice. It is rare to find a clinician who remains dedicated to connecting therapeutic skills with the theoretical underpinnings of therapeutic work .Through this endeavour people who meet with Lo will have the opportunity to experience the creativity that naturally arises when the two great rivers , knowledge and compassion merge.”
- Johnella Bird, Clinical supervisor, Co-founder with David Epston of The Family Therapy Centre, Former Director of the Leslie Centre, a Child & Family Counselling Agency, New Zealand.
Since I moved back to Hong Kong in 2008, I have been working with individuals, couples and families who are from Italy, Sweden, U.K., Germany, France, U.S., Canada, Mainland China, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, South Africa, etc.
I taught as a full-time teacher in masters degree courses in Counseling and Social Work at City University of Hong Kong, as an invited guest speaker at Mainland social work and counseling university programs, agencies and training workshops, and now I also supervise local counselors, and teach Marriage and Family Therapy and Social Work at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and City University of Hong Kong.
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