Alia Mai MSW, RCC

Empowering you to thrive amidst life's challenges.

Registered Clinical Counsellor
Virtual and In-Person in Vancouver

I'm Alia Mai. Step into a world where I merge diverse therapeutic methods to offer you a uniquely tailored experience infused with warmth and personalized care.

Here, you’ll find a safe haven for exploration and healing, where we delve into the intricacies of your
journey with compassion and understanding.

I specialize in navigating the complexities of trauma, including those intertwined with gender, race, and identity, creating a space where you can feel seen and supported. Whether you’re grappling with challenges in your professional life, family dynamics, dating, or in relationship, my mission is to empower you to navigate these complexities with grace, empathy, and resilience.

Together, we’ll embark on a transformative journey towards growth, healing, and self-discovery.

Areas of practice

Therapy for Trauma

Transform trauma with understanding and personalized support. Discover how trauma impacts you, and find a safe space to reclaim control and reconnect with yourself.

Therapy for Couples

Enhance your relationship with personalized couples therapy. Navigate challenges together and foster lasting fulfillment and connection.

Therapy for BIPOC

Experience culturally affirming therapy designed for BIPOC individuals. Navigate unique hurdles, honor your cultural heritage, and find a supportive space where your experiences are valued.

Therapy for Eating Disorders & Self-Harm

Identify behaviors and underlying reasons with compassionate therapy for eating disorders and self-harm. Focus on reducing shame and fostering self-awareness, emotional balance, and resilience.

Therapy for CVAP

As a dedicated CVAP counselor, I'm here to help you access support through the BC Crime Victim Assistance Program. Let's navigate this process together and support your healing journey.

What is Somatic Therapy

The body and mind share a close bond. When stress or trauma strikes, our nervous system reacts, triggering a fight/flight response. While initially protective, lingering in this state can hinder us. Somatic practices help us reconnect with our emotional selves, releasing stored tension. If you’re feeling trapped by trauma, somatic therapy offers a path to release, integrate, and progress.

A Direct Approach

As a therapist, being direct and engaging is paramount in my approach. By fostering open dialogue and actively listening, I create a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions without any shame or judgement. Through direct communication, I empower individuals to confront challenges head-on and work towards positive change. With an engaging approach, I strive to build trust and rapport, guiding clients on their journey towards healing and personal growth.

Virtual Counselling

The clinic offers video counseling through the online booking system’s platform, Jane. If you’re new to video counseling or feeling a bit apprehensive, that’s completely normal! I recognize that building trust and comfort online may take time for some clients, while others may find it less intimidating to connect from the comfort of their own home. Many clients appreciate the ease of doing deeper emotional work from home, rather than having to immediately return to the outside world after a session. Wherever you are, I’m here for you, ready to embark on this journey together with curiosity and guidance.

In-person - Mondays 3pm onward
Monday’s 9am-12pm
Tuesdays 9am-7:30pm
Thursdays 9am-7:30pm
Fridays 9am-5pm