WILLIAM LEE (He/Him)
MA, RCC. MPC (#16829)
"Find Your Direction"AVAILABILITIES:
- Virtual (Phone & Video)
- In-person Sessions
- EMDR Therapy
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Emotion-Focused Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Therapy
Thanks For Being Here!
I’m Will (he/him); a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Mental Performance Consultant and founder of Strive Counselling. My clinical roots began over the span of a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, where I worked extensively with people who use drugs. A simultaneous stint working with inmates at BC Corrections has allowed me to develop not only a deeper understanding of mental health and addiction, but to also foster a greater sense of empathy and compassion for this specific community.
I have also spent a significant portion of time working at Vancouver Community College, both as an instructor and as a counsellor, where I helped many students with culturally diverse backgrounds work through equally-diverse issues. As a proud Asian-Canadian, I am passionate about fostering cultural humility in my practice, and to learn about the interplay between culture and mental health.
Currently, I am a member of the Mental Health Network under the Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport; a nationally-led organization comprised of highly-skilled mental health professionals from across Canada who specialize in various areas sports psychology. As a Mental Performance Consultant, I have had the exciting opportunity to work with high-level athletes, including the Men’s Volleyball team at Douglas Community College, athletes from Curling BC, as well as professional combat sport athletes.
In our sessions, you can expect an engaged, committed, and collaborative clinician to help you reach your goals. I am keen on empowering you with tools and innate strengths that you possess to generate valuable insights and solutions to your problems. I am here to help you write your story – that is to say, to help you understand your emotions and behaviours that will allow you to create a narrative that is most meaningful for you. I am excited to help you achieve wellness and reach your potential!
When I’m not seeing clients, I enjoy an active lifestyle predominantly occupied by practicing martial arts, including Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing. I also enjoy creative expression through playing the violin with my music group, and I seek tranquility in tending to my freshwater aquariums. I am a proud father of an enthusiastic girl, and husband to an unconditionally supportive wife.