Cognitive Coaching Specialist
Designation and Experience:
I am currently taking a Master of Science in Educational and Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary. I have several years of experience working with children, families, and individuals with developmental disorders. I am originally from China and I have worked with various multicultural communities around the city, such as Aboriginal women and youth, immigrants, and at-risk persons. In addition to my current research in the Autism lab at the University of Calgary and previous research in microbiology and neuroscience labs, I believe my professional and academic experiences have allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the whole picture of a client’s health and well-being.
What inspires you?
In general, I am inspired by people’s strengths and stories. I am humbled by individuals that have the courage to seek help when it is necessary and to allow themselves to be vulnerable. Coming from a place of sincere admiration, I believe the people I have met, and surely people that I will meet, are some of the best teachers in life.
What are your proudest accomplishments?
I am proud of the connections I have made and maintained in my life, both professionally and personally. Specifically, I take great pride in giving back to the community. I started a non-profit during my undergraduate degree to help provide support and resources to women and children with disabilities and I have been a director on both a First Nation’s cultural group as well as a local animal rescue.
What are your Hobbies and Interests?
In my spare time, I am a passionate dog-mom, Latin dancer (I love teaching others how to dance!), a fan of video games, fantasy and a self-proclaimed [MK1] foodie non-expert expert.
Why do you think people should choose Eckert Centre?
Eckert Centre provides assessment, counselling, and cognitive coaching services, which allows for clients to receive the support they need in one setting with the same team of professionals. Also, the team comes from a diverse background and this ensures that we can serve a wide variety of clients.