Andrew Lee

Registered Clinical Counsellor

I am Andrew Lee and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). I am dedicated to providing personalized therapy to clients seeking healing, treatment, support, and guidance for various mental health difficulties and life challenges. I empower individuals to cultivate a greater sense of meaning, purpose, peace, joy, and self-compassion in life.

With over 18 years of experience in the field, I have treated many adolescents and  adults from different backgrounds and helped them overcome:

• Depression
• Loneliness/Isolation
• Sadness
• Anger
• Anxiety
• Fear
• Shame/Guilt
• Mood Swing
• Impulsivity
• Psychosis
• Dissociation
• Suicidal Ideation
• Self-Harm
• Borderline Personality
• Trauma
• Disordered Eating
• Substance Use
• Low Self-Esteem
• Life/School/Family/Work Problems
• Obsessive Compulsive Behaviours
• Neurodivergent Challenges

I also provide romantic, couple, and intimate relationship counselling.

I am highly experienced and effective in treating emotional and behavioural dysregulation and performing skills training and coaching so that clients can become more and more resilient with the skills and strategies I help them acquire. While treating adolescent clients, I have also helped many parents and caregivers address various parenting and attachment concerns and supported them in improving their own mental health well-being. In my practice, I collaborate with psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, occupational therapists, and academic/educational professionals when necessary.

As I focus on building a warm, compassionate, inspirational, collaborative, and effective therapeutic relationship, I am committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment where clients and their family members can feel validated and accepted so they can freely discuss their struggles and work towards healing and growth.

I utilize Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), DBT-Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE), DBT Abstinence, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy, mindfulness-based approach, metacognitive approach, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Client-Directed Outcome-informed Therapy (CDOI), harm reduction, and other evidence-based therapeutic modalities to tailor treatment to each client’s unique needs. I offer in-person and virtual sessions and I offer weekday and weekend sessions. Furthermore, I am able to provide services in Mandarin (我可以提供中文服務).

Other than the regular 50-minute individual sessions and parent sessions, I specifically provide adapted and extended 80-minute DBT individual therapy sessions to help clients who suffer with moderate/severe/complex emotional, behavioural, and/or interpersonal dysfunction as well as borderline personality traits. In this specialized session, I provide both DBT individual therapy and individualized DBT skills training (which includes teaching and coaching DBT skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and/or walking middle path) to maximize the therapeutic effectiveness. This specialized DBT-based treatment can be applied to preteen, youth, and adult clients at any age.

As I am blessed with having DBT clinical and therapeutic capacity, I am also a DBT supervisor, trainer, and mentor. In 2017, I completed DBT supervisor and mentor training arranged by the Ministry of Child and Family Development. I have been providing numerous DBT training to mental health and education professionals and developing DBT treatment services in the public system.

In addition to providing therapy and counselling, I am/was a clinical supervisor and team leader for various mental health programs in Vancouver, including child and adolescent mental health crisis intervention team, DBT team for youth/young adult concurrent disorder, community child & adolescent mental health programs, youth substance use prevention programs, mental health program for alternative education program students, and youth day treatment mental health program.

I thank you very much for visiting my profile page and I would love to have the opportunity to empower and support you through your healing and recovery journey.

Richmond Counselling is ready to help you find greater happiness and wellness

If you have any questions, please contact us or book an appointment with Andrew today.