Denise Kan, MSW, LMSW, RSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North Vancouver
Do you have a mental health challenge that you are uncomfortable, or you feel insecure, to talk about? Or, do you have loved ones that have been suffering, and you cannot find a right way to offer them help? You're not on your own! Mental health challenges, ours or those of our loved ones, can leave us feeling alone and with no one understands how painful it is! I'm here to walk this journey together with you. I'm committed to bringing my 20 years of solid, clinical, and culturally sensitive experiences to individuals, couples, families, and groups.
I specialize in diagnostic assessment, treating children, youths, and adults with depression, anxiety disorders with an emphasis on the interplay among bio-psycho-social and spiritual well-being, an environment that welcomes mutual respect, acceptance, flexibility, and integration; where hope, healing, and restoration can be generated within you and your loved ones.
I have cross-cultural training and working experiences including inter-disciplinary clinical experience in various mental health settings in USA, Canada, and Hong Kong. These lively and first-hand experiences have prepared me to be passionate about transcultural issues and interventions. I am tri-lingual in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
Call or Email Denise Kan for a free phone consultation now - (855) 972-9321


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: The University of Alabama
  • Year Graduated: 2004
  • License No. and State: 09706 British Columbia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $160 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Paypal

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Arete Human Resources Inc. (EFAP)
  • Stroh Health Care - Responsible Driver Program
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 071885 The University of the State of New York
  • Membership: BC Association of Social Workers/1005865
  • Member Since: 2014

Denise Kan's Groups

Art-based Mindfulness Anxiety Group

Art-based Mindfulness Anxiety Group is a 8-session program that gives children, pre-teens, and teens an opportunity to learn effective strategies to deal with fear, stress, and life challenges creatively in a fun, safe, and supportive environment. Participants will be introduced to arts, crafts, and mindfulness to enhance their self-awareness and coping skills. No previous art training is needed.

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Changeways Psycho-educational Group

This is a 8-session program is designed to help you create positive changes in your life by learning strategies to deal with negative emotions and self-defeating thought patterns. This group is provided in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.

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The Art of Making Friends Social Skills Group

The Art of Making Friends Social Skill Group offers intensive and fun social skills training for youth with social anxiety. Participants will learn effective communication techniques and social skills; Parents will receive parallel training in Cantonese or Mandarin on how to support their youth with practicing and utilizing the skills learned.

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  • Mood Disorders
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Cross-cultural, Immigration adjustment
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Psychosis

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin
Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Heterosexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Play Therapy
  • Satir Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017
Denise Kan, MSW, LMSW, RSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North Vancouver

Denise Kan

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, RSW