Clement Fong, MA

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Please note that Clement currently has no availability for new clients. Please click HERE to return to our Therapists page.

Welcome to ARC! My name is Clem and I am originally from Toronto, but have called BC home since 1998. I have a Masters in Counselling Psychology from City University of Seattle, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).

My journey in the healing professions began 20 years ago in Victoria, BC, where I studied Shiatsu and other Eastern healing traditions. Since then, I have developed a personal therapeutic style that incorporates social justice, compassion, and a holistic view of the individual. I know that choosing a counsellor can be a daunting experience; it requires a commitment of energy, resources, and a great deal of courage. I have the deepest admiration and respect for anyone who is willing to ask for help.

Throughout my time as a counsellor I have worked in a variety of settings, such as youth-based programs, outreach programs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES), and outpatient addictions. I have also worked extensively with survivors of trauma, and clients living with chronic illnesses. Additionally, I have worked as an educator/ advisor for the implementation of harm reduction and trauma-informed practice models, with a variety of health-care organizations across Canada.

My counselling approach is a blend of various modalities, but I primarily take a Person-Centered approach that is based in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) and Attachment Theory. SP is a holistic mind-body approach that aims to create a healthy alliance between our minds and our emotional/physical bodies. This approach has been proven extremely effective for anyone struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger, and other life stressors that can cause dysregulation. In sessions I also draw from Narrative Therapy (NT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, and Existential Therapy.

I have experience working with youth and adults of all genders and identities with the following concerns:

  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Depression
  • Anger Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Chronic Illness
  • Life Transitions

At the end of the day I recognize that life can be hard, and despite our best efforts to maintain a healthy balance, sometimes things just become too much. I bring a calm, compassionate, hopeful energy to every session, and I really do believe that a strong therapeutic bond can help unlock the deep resilience that each and every one of us possesses.

When I am away from the office, you may find me exploring the North Shore Mountains or playing hockey at the local rink. However, my true passion is fly-fishing. My years of travelling and living in Japan and Hong Kong have made me a true “foodie”. I love to bring my daily catch from stream to table to share with friends and family.

If you think we might be a good fit, feel free to reach out so we can discuss the possibility of working together. I look forward to meeting you.

Clement is not accepting new clients at the moment. Please click HERE to return to our Therapists page, or send us a General Consultation Request and we will connect you with someone else.

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