Pauline Song-Choi, MSc

We Live What We Teach

Pauline Song-Choi, MSc

Age group I work with: Kids (age 7+) and adults
Language(s): English, conversational Korean
Where I offer my services: Broadway office; online & in-person
When not at work I am: At the beach or spending time with my family
Favourite ice cream: Mango gelato
If I wasn’t a therapist I’d be: Working in public policy
Book recommendation: The Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce

Please note that Wise Mind Centre is not a vendor of ICBC and WorkSafe BC. Pauline Song-Choi does not accept ICBC or WorkSafe BC referrals.  

Pauline Song-Choi is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (Registrant #7100). She has applied for registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. She is currently working under the supervision of Dr. Debbie Leung, R. Psych who is registered in BC (#2273).

She provides assessments and evidence-based treatment for kids and adults who are experiencing mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship difficulties, trauma, emotion dysregulation, and adjustment to life stressors. Her main goals are to help her clients develop a sense of confidence in their own ability to navigate through their mental health challenges and to find personal ways to live an engaged and meaningful life. She is especially passionate about providing culturally-attuned and anti-oppressive care for racialized people/people of colour and other marginalized groups. Pauline considers it integral to her practice to consider all the intersecting identities that her clients hold.

     

    Pauline believes that collaboration and the therapeutic relationship are the building blocks of both assessment and therapy. She believes that each person has a unique story and immense resilience. Some of the evidence-based therapies that Pauline uses includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

    Pauline is in the final year of her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Victoria, where she also completed her MSc in Clinical Psychology. She completed her Clinical Psychology Residency at the Edmonton Consortium within Alberta Health Services. She has provided assessments and therapy in a number of settings including hospitals, community mental health clinics, and very specialized mental health services in both Edmonton and Victoria.

    If you are interested in seeing if Pauline Song-Choi is a good fit, please complete our online referral form here: https://hushforms.com/wisemindcentre-referralform.

    You are also welcome to  schedule a 15 minute free phone consult with her from her online booking page.

     

    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