Social worker/ counsellor
LifeWorks (associate network provider)
Ka Man (Ava) , a registered social worker and experienced EAP clinician. She holds a master degree of social work, and a bachelor degree double majoring in Psychology, and American Studies from the University of Hong Kong. Throughout her career as a social worker in the public sector and as a therapist in the private sector, Ava has managed patients with a variety of complex psychiatric issues as well as corporate clients who are experiencing a range of stress disorders in her experience as an Employment Assistance Program clinician and in her role as an in-house wellness consultant. She has provided critical incident intervention for people who's impacted by acute crisis such as tragic industrial accident, natural disaster, shooting, fire, sudden death of employee, etc. Ava has had extensive experience in consultation, psychotherapy, and developing and delivering a range of clinical trainings to corporate groups. She was also the speaker about EAP and wellbeing for in-house panelist events conducted by JP Morgan, Johnson & Johnson's, etc.
In her training work, Ava has specialized in the areas of resilience at work, stress management, mental health, work-life balance, and more. As a Certified Zentangle Trainer, and Expressive Arts Practitioner, she is an expert in using expressive means such as art on self-understanding, mindfulness, relaxation, somatic trauma work, and the treatment of anxiety and depression. Ava can deliver all of her work in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English, and has cultural facility from her upbringing in Hong Kong to her time living and studying in the United States.