Cecilia Yee

Cecilia Yee

Provisional Registered Psychologist

I am currently taking a Master of Science in Educational and Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary. I have several years of experience working with children, families, and individuals with developmental disorders. I am originally from China and I have worked with various multicultural communities around the city, such as Aboriginal women and youth, immigrants, and at-risk persons. In addition to my current research in the Autism lab at the University of Calgary and previous research in microbiology and neuroscience labs, I believe my professional and academic experiences have allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the whole picture of a client’s health and well-being.

What inspires you?

In general, I am inspired by people’s strengths and stories. I am humbled by individuals that have the courage to seek help when it is necessary and to allow themselves to be vulnerable. Coming from a place of sincere admiration, I believe the people I have met, and surely people that I will meet, are some of the best teachers in life.

What are your proudest accomplishments?

I am proud of the connections I have made and maintained in my life, both professionally and personally. Specifically, I take great pride in giving back to the community. I started a non-profit during my undergraduate degree to help provide support and resources to women and children with disabilities and I have been a director on both a First Nation’s cultural group as well as a local animal rescue.

What are your Hobbies and Interests?

In my spare time, I am a passionate dog-mom, Latin dancer (I love teaching others how to dance!), a fan of video games, fantasy and a self-proclaimed foodie non-expert expert.