Julie Chang, M.A., M.Sc., R.C.C.
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Julie Chang is now offering virtual counselling sessions online here.
Julie Chang is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and has Master’s Degrees in both Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology and Clinical Counselling. She will be pursuing a doctorate degree in clinical psychology.
In addition to professional trainings and experiences in psychotherapy and treatment, clinical counselling, behavioral intervention, and neuropsychological assessments, Julie also has a background in psychological studies at the doctorate’s level. She uses her previous doctorate work in empirical research to supplement her current clinical practice, making her unique as a practitioner of both clinical-scientist and scientist-practitioner models.
Julie has worked with BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (BCSMSSA), Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV), Aspiria, FamilySparks, Chimo Community Services, and MindRight Counselling. She has provided individual and couple/family therapy, treatments, and assessments to individuals for disorders and issues including depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, feeding and eating disorders, trauma- and stressor-related disorders, neurocognitive disorders, affect management, self-regulation, stress management, sexual/physical abuse and violence, crisis intervention and stabilization, couple/marital/parenting conflicts, academic/work stress, identity crisis/exploration, self-introspective needs, loneliness, and relationship difficulties. She identifies as a cisgender female who is open to clients belonging to the LGBTQIA2S+ communities.
Julie applies an integrated theoretical framework informed by trauma theory, understanding of behavioral and neuropsychology, and multicultural sensitivity to her eclectic therapeutic approach. As an advocate of positive psychology who understands that mental health is more than the absence of illness, she focuses on building success and helping clients flourish rather than merely reducing distress. Her clinical repertoire includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), CASE Approach for Risk/Suicide Assessment, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Experiencing/Body Awareness Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Clinical Hypnosis.
Julie has native fluency in English, Mandarin, and Hokkien in addition to conversation-level skills in Japanese and Cantonese. She will be serving clients at the Richmond location of Elicare Medical Group and accepts referrals from private sources, community organizations, CVAP, ICBC, and major health-insurance providers.