Ms. Erica Yuen

Individual, marriage and family therapist

Ms Yuen is a individual, marriage and family therapist who believes that healthy personal growth depends on a stable and safe family environment.  She assists parents in dealing with child discipline issues, builds bridges between generations, and promotes the reconstruction of relationships between parents and children.  

She has also helped teachers understand the developmental process and needs of children.  She has provided family therapy for adolescents with emotional distress and behavioural problems such as internet addiction, eating disorder, social anxiety, refusal to attend school, suicidal ideation or suicide attempts.  She also provides premarital counselling and marital therapy to assist couples in dealing with the impact of marital breakdown such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, divorce, extramarital affairs, dispute over child custody.

She also focuses on dealing with personal emotional issues such as insomnia, depression, anxiety, work stress, interpersonal communication, obsessive-compulsive disorder, low self-esteem, etc.

Ms Yuen is also a bereavement counsellor who provides grief counselling to families and individuals, from children to the elderly.  She assists the bereaved in facing grief emotions and life adaptation issues due to sickness of relatives and friends, accidental death, suicide, miscarriage, etc.  She has extensive experience in providing emotional support to patients and carers, as well as promoting the mental health of the elderly including those suffering dementia.

Language:  Cantonese, English


  • Master of Social Sciences in Counselling, The University of Hong Kong (awarded the Madam Lo Ng Kiu Ying Anita Memorial Prize)
  • Master of Business Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Certified Counsellor, Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association
  • Full Member, Asian Academy of Family Therapy
  • Certified Hypnotherapist, International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, USA
  • Clinical Hypnotherapist, Hong Kong Psycho-Hypnotherapy Foundation
  • Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator
  • Mental Health First Aider, Mental Health First Aid International
  • Certified Play Worker, Chinese Adult Education Association
  • Other training in psychotherapy includes cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, emotion-focused therapy (common childhood and adolescent disorders), sexual addiction (integration of sexual therapy and marriage counselling), Prepare/Enrich certification course for premarital and post marital assessments, family restructuring, mindfulness, and professional training on palliative care, death, and bereavement
  • Certified Public Accountant, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants


  • Private practice individual, marriage and family therapist
  • Bereavement Counsellor and Volunteer Counsellor in various organisations


  • Family therapy
  • Marital discord
  • Mental health problems for couples
  • Parent education
  • Adolescents have emotional distress and behavioral problems
  • Grief counselling
  • Emotional support to the elderly, the sick and carers
  • Mental issues such as depression, anxiety, personality disorder
  • Work stress
  • Sleeping problem
  • Trauma and domestic violence
  • Substance use disorders
  • Personal growth

Talks and workshops

Ms Yuen has provided talks and workshops for school teachers and parents, social welfare organizations, and the public.  The scope of the training covers (which is not exclusive):

  • Parent-child communication and relationship – when the “Hot” meets the “Impulse”
  • Addiction to internets of teenagers
  • The art of speaking – positive communication skills
  • Gratitude cherished – positive and optimistic
  • Parent fire-fighting moves – Recognize and deal with children’s irritable behavior
  • Whole-brain parenting
  • Setting boundaries for your child
  • Help children build their independence
  • How to improve your child’s self-motivation and ability to face adversity
  • Getting out of the emotional dilemma
  • How to talk to your child about death?
  • Balance of discipline and freedom
  • How to improve motivation to learn?
  • Balance of discipline and love
  • Social life of the child
  • Positive Discipline – Ways to deal with parent-child conflict
  • Assist children to adjust to primary school life
  • Integrate self with others and develop your child’s interpersonal skills
  • Positive parenting – a method of communicating with children
  • Walk with the Storm
  • Separation anxiety of child
  • Grief support during the pandemic – how to take care of yourself during the pandemic?
  • Grief support during the pandemic – how to care for those around you?

Media interview


Articles writing

Ms Yuen writes articles for different organisations on the following topics:

  • Can tragedies be avoided?
  • The key to happy parenting for parents – self-care
  • Help your child face the grief of the death of a loved one
  • Addicted to the internet – I have words not yet spoken
  • The key to relieving separation anxiety of children
  • The key to relieving insomnia
  • Procrastination – Confession of “Miss Wait”
  • Pain in a miscarriage couple
  • Turns out, that’s what letting go is all about!
  • Daughter expects to have more autonomy in secondary school, how parents should deal with reducing friction