We acknowledge that we are settlers living and working on the stolen, unceded, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Qayqayt, and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) peoples.

Esther Jaang, MA Candidate

Associate Clinical Counsellor*


Hi there, thank you for being here. Clients I’ve worked with have felt overwhelmed by what life was bringing them, and many were being re-visited by the past in ways that were painful and difficult to manage. Does this sound like what you’re going through as well? If so, I would like to help. I would love to support you as you journey through life’s tougher landscapes, which can involve big emotions or a sense of disconnection that is often too much for anyone to manage alone. Each of us has unique layers of wounds and protections that play a role in our lives, and as we work together by engaging your healing capacities, those protections can become more helpful to you and the future you want to create. It is possible to experience life with more love, connection, and a vivid sense of wellbeing.

I anchor my practice in Trauma-informed and Narrative theories. What can you expect from this? I will invite us to build a collaborative relationship together. This means that our knowings are equal: I am trained as a counsellor, but you are the expert of your lived experiences and the decision-maker for what is to come. To best support you, I strive to co-create safer, accepting, and anti-oppressive environments. I will also invite space, with your permission, to welcome mind, body, and spirit to be part of the process.

A bit more about me… I am an able-bodied cis/het woman, born and raised in BC with South Korean ancestry. I currently live as a settler on the unceded and ancestral lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. I was raised with Christian traditions, although I am currently not involved in any particular religious community. I regard spirituality as seeking connection with what is sacred, and I believe we can encounter the sacred in ways as unique and diverse as we ourselves are.

I have also lived through my own share of wounds and can relate to the courage it takes to begin working with a counsellor. If you are interested in exploring whether we might be a good fit for each other, please email or book a session with me. I would love to meet you, and I would be honoured to be part of your process.

*All MA Counselling Psychology degree requirements have been completed except for my thesis, which I am pursuing to learn more about the relationships between developmental trauma, healing, and spirituality.

Additional Clinical Training: 

  • DBT Skills with Marsha Linehan (Behavioral Tech Research)
  • EQ-in-Action Profile Practitioner (Leaning in Action Technologies)
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy - Level 1 (The Gottman Institute)
  • Indigenous Canada (University of Alberta, Coursera)
  • Integral Associate Coach (Integral Coaching Canada)
  • Mindfulness & Neuroscience (UBC Continuing Studies)
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Step I & Step II (Psychometrics Canada)
  • Narrative Therapy Intro (The Dulwich Centre)
  • Telepsychology Best Practices 101 (Marlene Maheu, American Psychological Association)
  • Using Yoga in Your Work (Yoga Outreach)
  • Cultural Safety & Countertransference (Rahim Thawer, The South African College of Applied Psychology)
  • Marginalized Folx and Eating Disorders (Marcella Raimondo)
  • Polyvagal Theory and Adler (Anthea Miller, Center for Adlerian Practice & Scholarship)
  • Trauma of Money (Chantel Chapman, TOM)
  • Advanced Master Program on the Treatment of Trauma (in-progress; NICABM)
  • EMDR Basic Therapy Training (September 2022, Sue Genest)
  • Somatic Experiencing Professional Training - Beginning I (March 2023, SE Vancouver)