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About Dr. Joseph Tse


Dr. Joseph Tse is an English- and Chinese-speaking Registered Psychologist in Vancouver, BC.  He received his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Washington State University (American Psychological Association accredited) after completing the Edmonton Consortium Clinical Psychology Residency Program (Canadian Psychological Association accredited internship). Being an immigrant himself, Dr. Tse highly values diversity and multiculturalism. As part of his doctoral training, he focused his clinical research on ethnic and sexual minority groups. He also has strong interests in health psychology and mindfulness studies.


Dr. Tse enjoys working with adults on a variety of psychological concerns, such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, chronic pain, chronic diseases, grief and loss, adjustment difficulties, and more. Dr. Tse also appreciates the opportunities to work with clients with different ethnic backgrounds. He is pleased to offer psychological services in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.


Regarding the therapeutic working style, Dr. Tse adopts the integrative approach in his therapy because it allows him the flexibility to understand and meet the needs of unique individuals with diverse backgrounds and histories. Dr. Tse draws from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and mindfulness-based interventions. More importantly, he believes in a collaborative approach when working with clients. Trust and respect are essential components in his therapy.


Outside work, Dr. Tse is passionate about travelling, exploring the beauty and uniqueness of different countries and cultures in the world. He is also a foodie and enjoys cooking and sharing a good meal with families and friends.

Licenses and Credentials


Registered Psychologist (#2491)

College of Psychologists of British Columbia, Canada


Member of British Columbia Psychological Association


Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology

Washington State University, USA


Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

Washington State University, USA


Honours Bachelor of Science

University of Toronto, Canada


Bachelor of Commerce

University of British Columbia, Canada


Clinical Experiences

Dr. Tse has worked and trained in a variety of public and private health settings:


  • Psychologist – Private practice in Vancouver

    • Specialized in treatments for motor vehicle accidents


  • Psychology Resident

    • Edmonton Consortium Clinical Psychology Residency, Alberta

    • Clinical rotations in:

      • Brain Injury Outpatient Rehabilitation (Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital)

      • Health Psychology (University of Alberta Hospital)

      • Adult Mental Health Assessment (University of Alberta Hospital)

      • Forensic Psychology (Outpatient Centerpoint Program)


  • Health Psychology Consultant

    • Pullman Regional Hospital, Washington, USA


  • Behavioural Health Consultant

    • Benewah Medical Centre, Idaho, USA

      • A medical centre for both indigenous and non-indigenous clients


  • Medical Psychology Practicum

    • Student Health & Wellness Center, Washington State University, USA

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