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On the surface, everything seems great.
You always give the impression that you're doing well. That's what people expect from you.
And yes, for the most part, you're a high achiever.
You seem well on your way to a great life. But why does everything feel so shitty?
Secretly, you're falling apart.
You're envious that other people can have a simple and easy life. But for you, that's not the case.
Instead, you're worried about people judging you, and worrying about the "proper" thing to do. You try to make everyone else happy, and you end up feeling miserable...
Your duties to your parents, responsibilities at work...balancing friends and romantic partner(s)...and your social justice values...
You're tired of it all. You wonder when you can finally start living on your own terms.
But every time you want to do something different, an inner voice tells you that you can't. You feel helpless. And scared, not knowing what comes next. So you repeat the same day over and over again.
Let's work together, so you can finally figure out what you truly want, and how take the first steps to pursuing it.
It's complicated. I get it.
I’m Harry Au (he/him), a licensed therapist and Registered Social Worker in Toronto.
I know first-hand how hard it is to grow up with multiple cultures, the pressure to hold it together for everyone, and feeling trapped and wanting more.
Let's figure out what "thriving" can look for you.
Harry Au - MA, MSW, RSW
Here are some things I help you with:
Feeling empowered to go after what you want. No more downplaying your needs or lying to yourself about it.
Building healthier relationships with family, friends, and colleagues by setting healthy boundaries.
Finding your inner BOSS to deal with workplace bullies.
Accepting and embracing your unique brand of living and being.
Taking back your power from racism and other structures of oppression. And in the process, telling them to f**k off.
We'd Make A Great Team.
Here's what people are saying:
"It feels natural and intuitive when speaking with Harry."
"Harry's lived experience as an Asian Canadian immigrant makes it feel natural and intuitive when speaking to him about mental health issues facing immigrant families.
On top of that, he continuously searches for ways to improve his practice beyond traditional therapeutic modalities.
I have no reservations to recommend therapeutic work with Harry"
Kennes Lin (she/her), MSW, RSW