Yin-Yee Yip

Clinical Counsellor

Yin-Yee is a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) with over seven years of experience working with individuals struggling from substance and behavioural addictions, mental health challenges, and trauma. Yin-Yee is a Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist after undergoing training from the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals, with a specialization in sexual addiction and financial disorders (which encompasses compulsive sexual behaviours, intimacy disorders, childhood/attachment/family of origin wounds, and unhealthy behaviours around money). She is working towards completing a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist qualification to work with the partners of those struggling with compulsive sexual behaviours. She is additionally pursuing certification as a Somatic Experiencing practitioner, which along with cognitive process therapy, is able to support clients to heal from trauma holistically. This is Yin-Yee’s second career after 20-years in the Canadian Navy, including a deployment to Afghanistan, making her uniquely qualified to work with First Responders around trauma, operational stress, and moral injuries. Yin-Yee loves living on Vancouver Island, never leaving after her first posting here and spends her time hiking and exploring with family and friends.