About Me

“We repeat what we don’t repair.”

 

—Christine Langley-Obaugh

 

Dr Bertie Wai, bilingual clinical psychologist

Dr. Bertie Wai is an English-Cantonese bilingual clinical psychologist providing therapy for children, teens, adults, and couples. Clinically trained in the U.S. and Hong Kong, she works from the psychoanalytic psychotherapy and the Tavistock Relationships models. She approaches therapy with a  framework of understanding how the unique personality structure, emotional sensibilities and relational needs contribute to or hinder a client’s wellbeing. Once maladaptive patterns are brought to light, clients can work on changes to resolve long-standing issues that keep them stuck in a way of life that is unsatisfactory.

 

Credentials

  • Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, Hong Kong Program
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, Hong Kong Program
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Philosophy, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong, HK
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Awards

  • Recipient of American Psychological Association Division 39 Scholar Award (2019-2020)

Professional Affiliations

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist at the Hong Kong Association of Doctors in Clinical Psychology (HKADCP)
  • Member of American Psychological Association Division 39
  • Honorary Consultant at WTS Bright Orchid Women’s Association

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