Liana Yip MCP, RCC, Ph.D (st)
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 doctoral studies in depth psychology, specializing in Jungian and archetypal studies.
I have been immersed in the study and practice of psychology for the past twenty years. Fuelled by a curiosity of human experience and cultural dynamics, in 2000 I began undergraduate studies in psychology and sociology at the University of Victoria.
After graduating in 2004, I held numerous positions both at home and abroad, including work with homeless youth, individuals with developmental disability, and suicide prevention/ crisis intervention with the Vancouver Crisis Centre.
I embarked on my graduate studies in counselling psychology in 2009. While western models of psychology interested me, somatic and creative practices such as yoga and dance had been vital on my own journey. Driven by a call to understand the benefits of yoga more fully, In 2010 I travelled to India to study with Yogi Sividas at the Kailash Tribal School of Yoga. Upon my return I was drawn to study Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, which provides a unique context to explore the depths of the psyche. I am a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance and have taught yoga at numerous locations throughout Vancouver.
My clinical practice as a psychotherapist began in 2011, since then I have held positions with the Fraser Health Authority, have served as Clinical Director of Well Institute, and have been in private practice for the past eight years.
I am grateful to have studied directly with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Jungian psychoanalyst and author. Her work has had significant influence on my growth and practice. I currently run groups and offer individual sessions based on her iconic book Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype.
This journey with psychology has been both internal and external. The work I do in the world cannot be separated from the exploration of the depths of my own psyche. I live the work that I offer and it is my hope that this contributes to a safe, warm, and transformative environment for my clients.
Whatever your experience may be, be it life transition, anxiety, depression, or simply a desire for personal growth, I am dedicated to being a part of clients' journeys to greater life satisfaction and fulfillment.