About Teresa Lau

Teresa Lau is deeply committed to the "Little Way," recognizing the profound impact of small, meaningful steps toward personal growth. She is passionate about empowering individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, assisting them in discovering their authentic selves and unique gifts that can positively impact their families and communities, and supporting businesses and communities in offering a safe and inclusive environment where individuals may strive and positively contribute to all our futures. 

My Story

In 1995, my family and I immigrated to Calgary for a brighter future amid uncertainty in Hong Kong. Overcoming challenges, my parents, who initially worked multiple jobs and pursued continuing education, now happily enjoy retirement. Witnessing their journey inspired me to assist newcomers facing similar hurdles.

With a Bachelor's in Sociology, I delved into how cultural norms impact people. After nine years in HR, recruiting and settling foreign workers, I transitioned to a career advising role to better align with my mission and values. While helping skilled immigrants, I realized the need to address internal barriers, which led to my Master's in Counselling Psychology and obtaining CCC credentials.

Beyond work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our three young children (two boys and a girl, ages 2, 5 and 7). We love exploring our community by participating in various events within and around our city, discovering indoor and outdoor parks and connecting with nature through camping, kayaking/paddleboarding and hiking. We also love attending family and friends gatherings within the city and visiting those across Canada and around the world. I am a Scouter for the Beavers in Scouts Canada, and attend mass and volunteer at Church whenever possible. I am fluent in Cantonese and have a basic understanding of Mandarin. I look forward to connecting with you and learning from your unique strengths and values.

Specialties and Expertise



Immigrant and Multicultural Adjustments

Life Transition

Relationship Issues

Self-Compassion and Personal Growth



Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)

Biopsychosocial Lens

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Culturally Responsive and Socially Just Counselling (CRSJ) Model

Dialectical Behavioural (DBT) therapies


Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)


Professional Background

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University

Canadian Certified Counselor via Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, No. 11243042

Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta 

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Candidate

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Gender, Family and Work, previously Ethnicity, Immigration and Multiculturalism, from the University of Calgary

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