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Accepting New Clients

  • Yes

Rates*

  • Individuals: $165
  • Couples: $185

*Prices Exclusive of GST

Availability

  • Monday, Friday, Saturday
  • Evenings & Weekends Available

Therapy Formats

  • In-Person
  • Virtual

Populations

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Youth

Andy Park (He/Him)

Registered Clinical Counsellor, MA, RCC

Accepting New Clients

  • Yes

Rates*

  • Individuals: $165
  • Couples: $185
*Prices exclusive of GST

Appointment Times

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
  • Evenings & Weekends Available

Therapy Formats

  • Virtual
  • In Person

Populations

  • Couples
  • Families
  • Youth

Full Bio

I love seeing clients have an “a-ha!” moment in-session when something clicks and there’s a glimmer of excitement in their eyes. A problem – maybe it was a person, an event, or a memory – no longer feels overwhelming and the client leaves with an idea as to how they can respond the next time it surfaces.

To me, therapy is more than the time spent in the room (or screen) with another person. It’s about feeling valued and carrying that sense between sessions, and applying what they learned in other contexts.

And that applies to me as well! Everything I do in my own life contributes to how I show up in sessions, encouraging me to always keep learning.

Areas of Focus/Specialty

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Cultural Identity/Immigration
  • Disordered Eating/Body Image
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Video Game/Internet/Phone Addiction

Therapy Modalities

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Narrative Therapy

What You Can Expect When Working With Andy

My clients are often surprised by how quickly they feel comfortable speaking with me, even if it’s their first time seeing a therapist. Although counselling often covers the difficult areas in life, I believe it is important to retain our ability to find joy as well. This may show up in moments of levity, laughter or celebration when the situation calls for it!

Conceptually, I work with a mixture of CBT, ACT, narrative, and Cognitive Processing Therapy to understand where the challenges may stem from and how to overcome them. An additional area of interest is somatic therapy, which helps us connect with (often unconscious) signals and felt senses in our physical body to understand internal difficulties and feeling states.

Andy's Experience & Training

Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked for the City of Vancouver as a youth worker. I witnessed many participants thrive from having a space to be themselves and express their thoughts, which solidified my decision to become a counsellor. Additionally, I was an intern counsellor at Vancouver Film School where I supported young adults pursuing a career in the entertainment arts industry.

Before stepping into private practice, I worked in the nonprofit sector as an outreach counsellor. The majority of my clients were at-risk youth, MCFD referrals or individuals from the northern provinces or territories (Yukon, NWT, Nunavut), requiring support for addictions or major life changes.

I am very experienced in working with ADHD, cultural identity, and video game addiction. Families or couples have seen me to better understand the impact of a loved one’s ADHD and change prevailing patterns.

More About Andy

As a young immigrant to Canada, I needed a lot of time and help to figure out who I was. Being born in Korea to Korean/Taiwanese parents and learning Canadian culture meant there was a lot of re-organizing to do in my brain!

I’m a big fitness enthusiast and spent most of my days training in powerlifting year-round while running or playing pickleball in the summer. Lifting weights and pushing my body physically is something that I’ve come to enjoy and plays a significant part in my self-care routine.

Besides that, I’m a huge video gamer! Gaming has to be my biggest source of dopamine and finding the right balance took me well into my adulthood. Working through my own experiences with gaming addiction helps me connect with individuals struggling with gaming disorders or families who have been impacted by it.