Hi there, I'm Maverick (they/them)
A queer non-binary Chinese Counsellor & Tarot Reader.
I am passionate about seeing queer, transgender, and non-binary folks step into embracing their whole self.
How will we work together?
I utilize & am informed in Somatics, Breathwork, Expressive Arts, Narrative, and CBT & DBT based skills while staying grounded in a Person-Centred and Anti-Oppressive Framework. I also offer integrations of the Tarot as a tool of therapy, as it's rich imagery can elicit deep conversation and thought.
Person-Centred work is important to me because I believe in approaching you as the expert in your life. Only you know your life as intimately as you do and can make the choices that align with your core. I believe that you have all the wisdom within and around you that you need.
My commitment to Anti-Oppression is integral because as a queer Counsellor I do not want to perpetuate harm in session with my clients. If the space I am creating is meant to facilitate healing and growth but continues to replicate patterns and beliefs society uses to oppress us, how can I work with integrity? I want to affirm, celebrate, and welcome your identity, not disregard it.
Connect to Self, Love, and Others
has been my motto in all that I do. By connecting into my Self, my identity, my values, I am able to access my Love and express it outwards.
Where Love is so much more than that warm, tingling feeling I have towards people in my Life; but a complex state of being that includes the connection to all my emotions. It's all that makes me who I am.
I want to align my Self towards Love in all that I do and use it as the guide towards that I seek to change.
I grew up on Kwakwaka'wakw land, and now reside on
Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, Sto:lo, Stz'uminus, and Musqueam land (also known as Burnaby, BC). I am an uninvited guest here who is thankful to enjoy, breathe, and practice upon this land.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing tabletop roleplaying games with friends and expressing my Self through art. From visual mediums like painting, to singing along to my mediocre guitar skills, I cannot imagine my life without some involvement of my creative and sensitive nature.
Looking for something else?
I am grateful to be a part of several therapist communities and directories. Click either of the badges below to view their websites.
Healing in Colour is a directory of BIPOC therapists. All therapists have agreed to the missions and visions of supporting individual & collective healing for BIPOC and envisioning a world where there are no structural barriers to healing. Where we can have access to therapy that supports both our healing and liberation.
Founded by Yasmin (she/her) and Premala (she/her).
Inclusive Therapists is a directory of therapists who are committed to dismantling and confronting systemic oppression. We are social justice-oriented professionals and aim to be anti-discrimination, anti-oppression, anti-stigma, anti-racist & anti-ablest. A diverse community, full of therapists from varying lived-experiences and disciplines.
Founded by Melody Li 盈希, she/ 她