Liyan ChrisB Liu, RP, MSc.

Online Therapy

About Me

ChrisB is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin & English. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) in Ontario, Registered Art Psychotherapist (UK). She received her Master of Art Psychotherapy (MS.c.) from Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom. ChrisB recently completed EMDR training and is subsequently developing her capacities to work with children and young adult experiencing trauma and PTSD. ChrisB specializes in working with minorities (such as immigrant, homelessness) living with issues of trauma, mental health and addictions, PTSD, and social injustices. ChrisB employs a variety of different art forms in her sessions with clients, because she believes in the power of creative art to help people connect with and communicate their inner power and emotions within a safe place. Colors, patterns, and layouts all tell stories. Art can be the voice for the voiceless, the process of healing the wounds in our lives, growth in the appreciation of our surroundings, and the transformation of our worldview. In her Art psychotherapy and EMDR therapy practice, ChrisB incorporates a variety of approaches including play therapy, Internal Family System (IFS), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Grief Recovery Method® to address to the client’s needs and uniqueness.

Education & Experience

I am a registered Psychotherapist in Ontario and registered Art Psychotherapist in the UK. I am a fully trained EMDR therapist. I specialize in working with immigrant populations living with issues of trauma, mental health and addictions. I have professional experience in providing individual or group art therapy sessions in a variety of settings including Indigenous communities, charity organizations, detention centre, long term care centre, school and out-patient hospital unit. My experience includes working with vulnerable children, youth, adults and seniors who have suffered from anxiety, anger, dementia, substance abuse, stress, homelessness and various emotional, educational and behavioural struggles.

Specialty Area

  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Correctional Facility
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • Chinese
  • English