ABOUT INCOURAGE COUNSELLING
Who We Are
We are a team of dedicated, passionate, and evidence-based practitioners who understand the path that leads you towards joy, confidence, and stillness are from within.
We anchor our practice in finding the courage to do what is challenging, even for ourselves, so that we can be the best in helping our clients step into their own courage.
Our mission is reconnect you with the courage to walk the path that leads you towards your happiness, purpose, and a peaceful inner relationship. We will work with you and provide gentle nudges towards your own goals in life and treatment. Whether it is to improve your relationships with loved ones, your friends, or in your work, you deserve to feel connected with your every day life in a meaningful way and we can get you there. That is our team’s mission.
Our team consists of caring and grounded practitioners deeply rooted in their own understanding of themselves. We all have our own history of challenges and barriers that we had to overcome to get to where we are today. We aim to contribute positively to the world around us to leave a kinder, braver, and accepting place for our future generations.
Fiona Hu, MCP, RCC
Areas of Focus
- Neurodiversity & Neurodivergence
- Teenagers and young adults
I am a trilingual (English, Taiwanese, and Mandarin) counsellor with a solid experience working with clients from a diverse cultural background with a variety of challenges. I graduated with a Master of Counselling Psychology from the Adler University in 2018 and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#17880)
Using different approaches in therapy, I will support you in increasing your awareness and understanding of your mind, body, and emotions’ reactions to stressors so that you can be more effective in meeting your goals in your daily life. At the same time, I will help you understand your inner emotional experiences to improve the stability and quality of your relationships with others.
While working with teenagers, young adults, university students, and adults in general, I have learned that all events that happened in your life has meaning in itself, and you have created your own meaning about it. These meanings can help guide you in to be who you want to be, go where you want to go, and do what makes you feel alive. In working with me, we will focus on discovering and stepping into your true and healthier self.
My clinical experience has been working with children, teenagers, parents, and young adults who experience hardships in life. I have helped clients who experienced anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, traumatic experiences, grief and loss, cultural adaptions, and helped to build a supportive academic team at school for those in K-12 and post-secondary education.
I work from a mind-body approach, integrating therapies such as Adlerian Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness.
I graduated from the Adler University in Vancouver in 2018 in the Master of Counselling Psychology program.
- Free Initial Consult – Up to 30 minutes
- Individual – $165 + $8.25 (GST) = $173.25 per 60 minutes
Nadine Wilk, M.OT
Areas of Focus
- Sensory Profile Assessment
- Executive Functioning Assessment
- Young Adults and Adults
I am an experienced Occupational Therapist who is passionate about working with adults to help them live their best lives, at home, work, and everywhere else. Occupational therapy is about being able to do the things you want and need to do. This includes supporting you to overcome challenges such as learning at school, going to work, participating in activities, or even cooking dinner. Together we can explore how factors such as sensory processing (i.e. how your brain receives, processes, and experiences your surroundings), executive functioning skills (ex: working memory, planning, organization, etc.), emotional regulation, and/or environmental factors may contribute to the challenges you face. I believe in learning by doing and I integrate practical, functional, and enjoyable activities into my therapy sessions using a coaching and strength-based approach. I recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, and I believe that everyone is an expert on their own life.
I am an advocate for celebrating neurodiversity, challenging ableist beliefs, and building a culture of connection, respect, and inclusion. In my free time, I enjoy exploring a range of hobbies, such as swimming, baking, hiking, and relaxing with a good book. Combining professionalism with my quirky personality, I am committed to working alongside you and supporting you to thrive and navigate life’s challenges with self-compassion, resilience, and confidence.
I completed my Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy at McGill University in 2018 and I am dedicated to continuous learning through formal education, lived-experiences, and insights from my clients and community. I integrate the latest evidence-based practices into my work and have taken courses in Sensory Processing and Autism, Sensory Integration, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Coaching for Return to Work, and Neurodiversity-Affirming OT practices, among others.
I specialize in supporting young adults and adults facing diverse challenges in their daily activities and mental well-being. Together, we will explore the various factors that may be contributing to these challenges such as sensory processing differences, executive functioning skills, emotional regulation, and/or environmental factors. Many of my clients often include those who have a suspected or confirmed Autism diagnosis, ADHD, sensory processing issues, anxiety, brain injuries, and more.
I use a holistic and personalized approach to assess physical, cognitive, emotional, and sensory abilities. I will collaborate with you to address your unique challenges, nurture your strengths, accomplish your goals, and enhance your overall life satisfaction. This may involve helping others understand your sensory needs, establish supportive environments, develop strategies for emotional regulation, build executive functioning skills, cope with life’s difficulties (at home, work, school, etc.) and much more.
- Master of Science Applied – Occupational Therapy (2018)
- Neurodiversity-Affirming OT Practice: An Autism Summit
- Collaborative and Proactive Solutions: Ross Greene
- Comprehensive Introduction to Sensory Processing and Autism
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Level 1 for OT
- Building Blocks for Sensory Integration
- Free 30-minute consultation
- One hour session – $135
Nelson Szeto, MCP, RCC-ACS
Clinical Director & Founder
Areas of Focus
- Parenting & Grandparenting
- Relational Trauma
- Clinical Supervision
I graduated from my Master of Counselling Psychology program in 2012 from Adler University Vancouver Campus (formerly the Adler School of Professional Psychology), and I have been in private practice since then. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#7447).
I will help you understand your challenges and barriers in order to find ways to create the life you always wanted and needed. My therapeutic approach is grounded in Adlerian Psychotherapy, with an integration of attachment-based, trauma-healing/sensitive, sensory-based, neuroscience- and evidence-based modalities with a focus on insight (emotion and cognitive awareness and shifts) and behavioural changes.
I have been providing counselling to children, teenagers, young adults, middle adulthood, and to older adults since 2012. Clients have worked through their anxieties, traumatic experiences, relationship issues, self-esteem and decision-making challenges, trust and betrayal issues, loneliness, anger, OCD, work-related stress, academic-related stress, family conflict, life transitions, among other concerns.
Additionally, I have supervised master-level students since 2015 in their clinical practicum training. Although I use an Adlerian Psychology framework to guide supervision, supervisees are encouraged to find their own theoretical orientations and learn to apply it in clinical situations with clients, conceptualize and create treatment direction, and then further develop their confidence in the therapy room. More importantly, it is important to me that supervisees develop their own sense of personhood using their heart to be effective with clients.
I am a second generation Chinese Canadian, born and raised in Vancouver, BC. In my personal life, I am a son, a brother, a husband, and a father. Being a Chinese Born Canadian, I have straddled the two cultures my whole life. I have also found my way through the fog and confusion, and reached a place of appreciation of both ways of life.
I have attended many trainings and workshops throughout the years, but the ones that made a lasting effect on me as a therapist in helping my clients are based on understanding the individual, including all aspects of themselves, past, present, and future, and the intergenerational and intercultural impact on our development, even as an adult. Therapeutic approaches are grounded in two main theories: Adlerian therapy and Synergetic Play Therapy, but are heavily influenced by interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, internal working model and inner child work, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/Schema Therapy. For a full list of trainings, see additional information in the section below.
- Master of Counselling Psychology, 2012
- Adlerian psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Emotional Focused Family Therapy
- Gottman’s Couples Therapy
- Schema Therapy
- Filial Play Therapy
- Synergetic Play Therapy
- Infant Mental Health training
- San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Competency Training
- Individual – $165+ $8.25 (GST) = $173.25 per hour
- Couples – $165 + $8.25 (GST) = $173.25 per hour
- Family – $165 + $8.25(GST) = $173.25 per hour
- Clinical Supervision (Fully licensed new graduates only at this time) – $55 + $2.75 (GST) = $57.75 per hour