Dawn Lee is an Associate Clinical Counsellor with MindRight Counselling & Consulting. She obtained her Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology at Adler University and is currently a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
Dawn has worked with adolescents and adults of various cultural-ethnic backgrounds on struggles concerning depression, anxiety, academic anxiety, stress, career/life transitions, immigration, sexuality, grief/loss, relationship violence/abuse, trauma, and parenting. She has experience co-facilitating psychoeducation/support groups and has provided emotional and advocacy support to a diverse population as an Outreach Advocate and Crisis Lines volunteer. Having worked with a First Nations non-profit organization for many years providing support to some of BC’s remote First Nations communities, Dawn has gained an appreciation of our BC First Nations culture and an appreciation of the intergenerational trauma and mental health struggles that BC First Nations face. She has also had much experience working with children with autism and older adults in other capacities under various agencies and organizations.
Dawn works from an integrated, holistic approach that amalgamates trauma-informed, cognitive-behavioral approaches with other therapeutic modalities tailored to her clients’ needs. As such, she may draw upon mindfulness-based, solution-focused, Adlerian, and narrative therapy approaches and may work from a multicultural/diversity framework as appropriate for the client. Sessions are client-centered, collaborative, and conducted under an open, safe, and non-judgmental space for clients to comfortably share their inner, most personal struggles. Working alongside clients in a culturally sensitive and respectful manner, Dawn supports clients in building their unique strengths to realize the goals they have established in sessions together.
Dawn is fluent in English and Cantonese and has conversational skills in Mandarin.