Liana Yip MCP, RCC, Ph.D (student)

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Hello! My name is Liana, I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and hold a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University. My love of learning has led me to North America’s foremost institute for the study of depth psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, where I am currently completing an MA/PhD in Depth Psychology with specialization in Jungian and Archetypal Studies.

I have been drawn to be a counsellor since people started asking me what I wanted to be when I grew up. While I was deeply interested in western models of well being, from personal experience I knew that somatic and creative practices such as yoga and dance had helped me immensely in my own journey.

Fuelled by a passion to understand the mental and physical benefits of yoga, In 2010 I travelled to India to study yoga with Yogi Sividas at the Kailash Tribal School of Yoga and received my yoga teaching certification. When I returned I was drawn to Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, which provides a unique context to explore the depths of the psyche, and completed levels one and two in the program. I am a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance and have taught yoga at numerous locations throughout Vancouver.

I am grateful to have studied directly with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Jungian psychoanalyst and author. Her work has had significant influence on my practice and growth both professionally and personally. I have trained with her to facilitate groups based on her iconic book Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype and currently offer Women Who Run With the Wolves groups based on her work.

Whatever your experience may look like, be it life transition, anxiety, depression, or a desire for personal growth, it is my passion to be a part of clients' journeys to greater life satisfaction and fulfillment.