About the counsellor

Kai-Lin RCC

Kai-Lin Yang, MA, RCC

Kai-Lin was born in Taiwan. Starting to experience personal crisis at an early age, he has been very interested in understanding human suffering. The more seriously he looked into his own suffering, the more he realized that the only way to really understand suffering is to learn about human inner experience. Kai-Lin began to study Buddhism, Taoism, J. Krishinamurti’s philosophies, Ken Wilber’s transpersonal and integral theories, and psychological studies.

As his understanding about inner experience grew, Kai-Lin could not allow himself to continue to live in a life style without personal meaning. He went to the USA to study Integral Coaching and found his path of developing into a healing professional, which led him to complete his M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology in CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies) and to become a trainer of core-practice in ITP (Integral Transformative Practice). In this period of time, he discovered that, in order to really “cure” people who suffer from their inner difficulties such as depression and anxiety, a client’s consciousness has to expand and to transform. Depth psychotherapy (Transpersonal, Gestalt, Hakomi therapy and etc.) reflect on significant spiritual practices (Buddhism, Taoism, and Integral Yoga) worked very well on the expansion and the transformation in consciousness. It facilitates real change to happen.

Kai-Lin moved to Vancouver, BC in 2005 and has a private practice in Vancouver and Burnaby. He is the coordinator of Integral Sangha Vancouver. Working on his first book, Kai-Lin continually devotes himself to the study of integration of therapy and real change.

Outcomes of present and past clients

– Clinical Symptoms (Depression, anxiety, and etc.) reduced

– Self-esteem enhanced

– Increase in feelings of strength and happiness

– More courage in dealing with life difficulties

– Self Study competence

– Confident at achieving what she/he wants

– More clarity about life value and meanings

– Becoming who she/he want to be

– More mindful

– Gain insights

– Spiritual development

– Consciousness expansion

Therapeutic approaches, techniques, and theoretical orientation

Transpersonal therapy

– Extend our identity and consciousness to access human potential (Ken Wilber, Stanislav Grof, Roger Walsh, Michael Murphy)

Gestalt therapy

– Confront life difficulties and build your psychological strength (Fritz Perls )

Hakomi therapy

– Deep healing work for past trauma (Ron Kurtz)


– Awareness Training (Thich Nhat Hanh)

Emotion focused therapy

– Enhance couple/interpersonal relationship (Susan Johnson)


– Mentorship for learning process (James Flaherty)

Integral theory

– Integrate knowing, practicing, and being to reshape inner reality (Ken Wilber, Genpo Roshi)

Buddhist philosophy

– Freedom from suffering (Buddha, The Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodron)

Taoist philosophy

– Follow the river of universe (Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu)

Spirituality fundation

– The way of libration (Adyashanti)

The power of now

– Live in the present/ the here and now (Eckhart Tolle)


Pacific Rim Magazine

– Special 25th Anniversary Edition, Volume 2 Issue 15, 2013

Working for Buddha – Spirituality at Work (Pdf)

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim


– September 2009, BCACC

Transpersonal Work – Moving toward Wholeness (Pdf)