Asta Au

Pre-Licensed Professional, ExAT

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Asta Au

Pre-Licensed Professional, ExAT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Markham, ON L6C
Offers online therapy

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About

How often have you had to leave parts of yourself (your ethnicity, your queer identity, your mental health) at the door? Sometimes you might need to be someone else in order to feel safe. It can be hard to love and accept yourself, especially when you live in a world where you are told to keep parts of yourself hidden in order to fit in. I know and understand how racism, discrimination, colonial, structural oppression and queer identities can impact our mental health. I am here to create a safe enough space so that you can feel comfortable to bring all that you are and all that you want to be in our sessions.
I am an Expressive Arts Therapist, MA candidate at Yorkville University, using multiple approaches and in an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed frame. I work using the arts (visual, poetry, movement, drama) as a vehicle to empower you to find your inner voice and creativity and explore your strengths and resources.
You are the expert on your own experiences. I am here to guide, to be with, to hold, to witness and be a companion on your journey. I am accepting new clients and am happy to provide a free 15-minute consultation so we can get to know each other. Messaging/chatting therapy available! Visit my website to learn more about my practice!

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer
I do not currently handle insurance, but I can provide you with an invoice to help with the billing.
Email me or call with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • School: The Centre for Expressive Arts Therapy Education
  • Year Graduated: 2021
I am a Master of Arts Candidate at Yorkville University for Counselling Psychology. I work as a student and under the supervision of an RP.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association / 207
  • Member Since: 2020
  • Degree: Centre of Expressive Arts Therapy Education / Expressive Arts Therapy Training
  • Year graduated: 2021

Location

Markham, ON L6C
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Racial Identity
  • Peer Relationships
  • LGBTQ+
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asexual & Aromantic &, LGBT2QIA+ Identities
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Messaging Chat Therapy Available
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Cantonese
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dance Movement Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Messaging/Chat Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 14 Nov 2022
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Asta Au

Pre-Licensed Professional, ExAT