"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quyn began her life journey in Canada in 1994 as a fourteen-year-old blind refugee from Vietnam with no education and a few English words. Quyn has since overcome many life challenges in order to fulfill her life-long dream of becoming a very well-rounded and exceptional therapist and life coach who is deeply committed to helping others achieve a sense of empowerment and emotional well-being in their lives. Quyn's unique life experience has led her to become a very perceptive, empathic and non-judgmental therapist and coach who is very sensitive to, compassionate of and deeply touched by human emotional pain.
Credential and Experience in Counselling
"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own." - Benjamin Disraeli
Quyn is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in good standing with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. She obtained a Master's degree in counselling psychology at Simon Fraser University, and a Bachelor's degree in psychology at McMaster University.
Currently Quyn is a psychotherapist in a private residential addiction treatment centre for men. She also has her counselling and coaching practice in Powell River and Vancouver.
Quyn has provided counselling to men and women from all walks of life in various settings. She was a Stopping the Violence Counsellor, supporting women with traumas and physical, emotional and sexual abuse. She was a counsellor at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, empowering people with vision loss to live a meaningful life. She worked as a grief counsellor in a hospital and hospice, helping people deal with the loss of their loved ones. She provided counselling to college students to assist them in dealing with various personal and acaddemic issues. Lastly, she volunteered as a crisisline worker for four years, helping people with various mental health issues, including those with depression and suicidal ideation.
In addition to her role as a clinical therapist, Quyn is a very passionate and powerful motivational Public speaker. She has been invited to speak at various types of setting, including TEDxSFU Conference, Lions Club events, university classes, schools and radio shows. Her trying story as a boat person, a Vietnamese refugee, a blind woman, a clinical therapist, together with her inspiring messages, have deeply touched the hearts of thousands of people and have changed their lives. Quyn is very grateful to have a deep impact on others.