Jennifer Yip, Ph.D

We Live What We Teach

Jennifer Yip, Ph.D.

Age group I work with:



English, conversational Cantonese, some Mandarin.

Where I offer my services:


When not at work I am:

Being active or playing music.

Favourite ice cream:

London Fog

If I wasn’t a therapist I’d be:

A Critic

Book recommendation: Exhalations by Ted Chiang

Please note that Wise Mind Centre is not a vendor of ICBC and WorkSafe BC. Jennifer Yip does not accept ICBC or WorkSafe BC referrals. Jennifer only meets with clients virtually. She is registering with the College of Psychologists of BC (anticipated registration in early summer 2024) and is supervised by Dr. Debbie Leung, R. Psych.

Jennifer Yip has completed her Master’s (2015) and Ph.D. (2023) degrees from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Her dissertation focused on the cognitive and affective dimensions of inattentional states.

She completed her clinical psychology doctoral residency (2021) at the Stony Brook University Consortium Internship Program in Long Island, New York. At Stony Brook Hospital, she has worked in several inpatient rotations: the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, where she provided psychiatric evaluations and one-time or brief psychotherapy interventions for patients requiring urgent care, especially those with potential harm to self or others; Consultation & Liaison Psychiatry Services, where she provided brief therapy to acute care patients in medical and surgical units; and the Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, where she provided individual and group therapy for patients with a variety of psychiatric and behavioural problems. In outpatient settings at Mind-Body Clinical Research Center and Krasner Psychological Center, she provided individual therapy for clients with symptoms of depression, stress, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder, and she led traditional dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) groups, radically open DBT groups, and CBT for insomnia groups.

During her PhD, she has worked at Vancouver Coastal Health (Mood Disorders Inpatient Unit, BC Psychosis Program), Cornerstone Child & Family Psychology Clinic, BC Children’s Hospital, Mental Health & Substance Use Department at Burnaby General Hospital, and UBC Psychology Clinic.

Jennifer primarily integrates treatment approaches of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). She has helped clients struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, emotion regulation difficulties, interpersonal difficulties, chronic pain, and insomnia. She welcomes diversity, including but not limited to individuals who identify as belonging to racialized, faith/religion, and/or LGBTQ+ communities. Above all, Jennifer strives to cultivate a genuine, compassionate, and trusting therapeutic relationship that facilitates self-acceptance and growth. Her goal is to enable clients to discover, pursue, and live a fulfilling life, despite pain and adversity.

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She looks forward to meeting you!

You are in good hands…

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change

Carl Rogers

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself

Thigh Nhat Hanh

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward

C. S. Lewis