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What is Solacetree?

Solacetree is a mobile solution that promotes personal growth and mental wellbeing, as well as taking confidentiality as our cornerstone. We provide a matching algorithm for you and the licensed psychologists with half off of the market price.

Our Vision

Help the society be more open & supportive to the mental health issues and propagate among the mass population in the region for positive personal growth.

Our Mission

  • Create a user-friendly app that encourages people to release their emotional issues with their “soulpanions” through professional Counselling services
  • To promote mental well-being with a positive and healthy mindset
  • To promote “It’s OK to be not OK”

Our Belief

  • Help people to realize their emotional issues, and can feel at ease to express their feelings and improve their mental well being
  • Be more open & supportive to the mental issues
  • Propagate among the mass population for positive personal growth
  • Allow counselling services and personal growth courses more accessible with affordable price

Why Solacetree?

  • Professional counselling at your fingertips with affordable price
  • Promote positive personal growth thru wellness online courses
  • Manage and ease your emotional issues thru journal writings

What’s the origin of Solacetree?

Our founding member Dr. Chan, is an experienced psychology professor. He has teaching experience over 20 years, in places such as Canada, US, HK, Taiwan and China. Over the years, Dr. Chan has noticed a new uprising of online counselling services in the US, and how it has been helping people with their emotional needs. After a thorough discussion with other founding members, he and his peers are determined to bring this service to Hong Kong.

As living in Hong Kong means adapting to a highly stressful society, people generally are under a lot of pressure. Making the maintenance of mental health well-being issue a rising concern. Dir. Chan believes this concept of online counselling will cater to the people that wish to have a developed and healthy mental well-being. With Solacetree, you can approach a counsellor with ease, and enjoy a relaxing experience along with confidentiality.

We are dedicated to promote the awareness of mental health, and make our professional service half off of the market price, in order to efficiently reach out to the most we can.

Where does the name “Solacetree” come from?

One of our founding members came up with this name during a Bible Study session. The word “solace” is defined as comforting, and we hope this app can comfort your heart in a time of distress or sadness., and promote positive personal growth.

Who are the counsellors?

Counsellors of Solacetree are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists (PhD / PsyD), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), or licensed professional counsellors (LPC). All of them have a Master’s Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field. They have been qualified and certified by their state’s professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice. While their experience, expertise and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 2,000 hours of hands-on experience.

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Our team

Dr. Albert Chan

Director

Clinical & Counselling Psychologist Doctor in Clinical Psychology, Uni. of The Rockies Doctor in Counselling Psychology, Belford Uni. USA. Albert is a dynamic and experienced Clinical and Counselling Psychologist with training counsellors experience. Dr. Chan will be responsible to recruit and supervise licensed counsellors in HK, Taiwan and China

Kate Lau

Business Development Manager

Kate is a seasoned businesswoman who held various management positions with various corporations such as KPMG Peat Marwick and Wharf Holdings. In 2012, she started to have her own consulting firms in HK and China. Kate will be mainly responsible for the coordination with corporates, fundraising, and participating in content development.

Justin Tsui

I.T. Director

Justin holds a M.S. Degree in Computer Engineering from UC of Irvine. His extensive experiences include providing strategic vision and leadership for IT solution architecture and implementation, Cloud and Mobile strategy evaluation and implementation. Justin will be responsible for managing the app development, tech solution plus all IT-related operations.

3 Main Features

Video chat (consultation at your fingertips)

Video chat allows you to chat with counsellors in real-time with ease. You can choose to show your face or not during the chat session.

People who have an online counsellor ultimately feel safe with their therapist. Think of a person who has endured sexual abuse or been involved in a domestic violence situation. You are able to reveal these secrets because you feel a strong sense of anonymity having a relationship with an online therapist. Other advantages of using this modality of therapy include cheaper cost, time-saving on commuting, and privacy.

We also have counsellors who are specialized in specific issues, such as stress, anxiety, relationships, parenting, depression, addictions, eating and sleeping problems, trauma, anger, family conflicts, self-esteem and more.

Webinar (wellness online courses)

Whilst our Video Chat is a solution to your emotional needs, our webinar courses can also be prevented to your emotional issues. Our wellness online courses offer you a wide range of topics that can help you to have positive personal growth and better mental well-being. These webinars are conducted by professional psychologists that are specialized in related areas. You can choose the webinar’s schedule that fits you the most.

You know that self-improvement is a must if you want to fulfill your goals and become the person you intend to be, but you’re stuck on the how.

Change is hard.

We have a difficult time adapting to change, which is why we can be apprehensive to work on ourselves. But change is essential if you plan on awakening your true self and living a life of true happiness. And self-development courses are a wonderful place to start.

The following are 6 of the most important benefits of a personal development mindset:

  1. Self-awareness. ​Personal development begins with self-awareness. …
  2. A sense of direction. …
  3. Improved focus and effectiveness. …
  4. More motivation. …
  5. Greater resilience. …
  6. More fulfilling relationships

Journal (keep track of your daily emotions)

Our free journal function allows you to record your daily emotions so that you could express your feelings, prioritize your problems, and review your progress anytime you want. You can choose to share your journals with your counsellors and evaluate if any further action is needed.

Writing in a journal reminds you of your goals and of your learning in life. It offers a place where you can hold a deliberate, thoughtful conversation with yourself. – Robin S. Sharma

The Scientific Research on Journal/Writing Therapy

There is a ton of evidence out there on the outcomes of journal writing therapy, and overall this evidence points to its effectiveness in helping people identify and accept their emotions, manage their stress, and ease the symptoms of mental illness.

Journaling has been shown to be effective in helping people manage their depressive symptoms. Journaling is no substitute for professional guidance when the depression is particularly severe, but it can complement other forms of treatment or act as a stand-alone symptom management tool for those with mild depression.

Overall, the benefits of journaling and expressive writing for those suffering from depression are pretty clear: it gives them the opportunity to release pent-up negative emotions, keeps them in a more positive frame of mind, and helps them build a buffer between their negative thoughts and their sense of well-being.
“Whether you’re keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it’s the same thing. What’s important is you’re having a relationship with your mind.” – Natalie Goldberg

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