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Thao Tran (Isabel) MBA, RTC, SEP

If you have tried very hard to improve your relationship in your family and you still find yourself being misunderstood, isolated, disconnected, helpless or frustrated and hurt, I have been there before and I have training and experience to work with many clients from all over the world to support them to see the patterns and try new skills to live, love and communicate much better with their loved ones to create secure bonds and happy relationships. As a SEP, I use the most effective tools to work with trauma to support my clients to be free from traumatic symptoms such as: uncontrollable rage, anger, pain, lack of sleep and energy, anxiety, feeling the world is unsafe, or feeling lonely.

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My name is Thao Tran (Isabel) and I am the owner of East West Counselling. I have 30 years lived in Vietnam and then I moved to Canada and started my counselling career in 2020. I am an EFT couples therapist and also a SEP. I provide my services in Vietnamese and English, online and in-person.

I have supported multicultural families and individuals who struggle in settling, growing, and thriving. 

I was in project management for almost 10 years helping people to ground, see things clearer, overcome conflicts, improve communication, and express perspectives, emotions, needs and interests to negotiate and achieve the same goals. 

I’ve been practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Solution Focus Therapy, and suicide intervention to support clients in the therapeutic counselling space. 

I have done Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT by Sue Johnson) – Externship and Core Skills and I have been using this modality together with another modalities (Gottman and Developmental Modality) to support clients in their relationships. 


Location : Lower Mainland Vancouver, BC, Canada / Online or in person


With the holistic view, I support clients to overcome the challenges to pursue the most desirable goals and dreams in their lives.


I work with individuals and families to support them with:

  • Mental health, anxiety, depression

  • Lifestyle changes

  • Grief and loss

  • Immigration/Refugees

  • Trauma

  • Stress management and burn-out

  • Couple counselling (communication, infidelity recovery, conflicts resolution, trust restoration, connection, etc.)


60-minute session:$140 CAD

80-minute session: $210 CAD

SE session: $140 CAD

For student under scholarship of SEI:$100 CAD

I offer sliding fee scale and pro bono sessions for people in need.

I accept clients with insurance plans; please check your plans to see if you are covered for counselling services. 

Please email me: to talk to me on a free 15-minute consultation.