"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quyn is a Psychotherapist, Life Coach and Inspirational Speaker. She began her life journey in Canada in 1994 as a fourteen-year-old blind refugee from Vietnam with no education and a few English words. She has since overcome many life challenges and is now driven to fulfill her life-long dream of empowering you and helping you become the best that you can be!
Quyn obtained a Master's degree in counseling psychology at Simon Fraser University, and a Bachelor's degree in psychology at McMaster University.
Quyn works as a full-time Psychotherapist at Sunshine Coast Health Center, Canada's leading residential addiction treatment center for men in Powell River. Quyn has a small private practice, Quyn Lê Empowerment Counseling, providing counselling and life coaching services to individuals, couples and families. She loves hosting her bi-weekly radio show, Quyn's Empowerment Hour.
Quyn is well-known as a very passionate Inspirational Speaker. She has been invited to speak at various setting, including TEDxSFU Conference, Lions Club events, university classes, schools and radio shows. Her trying story as a boat person, a Vietnamese refugee, a blind woman, a Psychotherapist, together with her inspiring messages, have deeply touched the hearts of thousands of people and have changed their lives.
Quyn supported women who were affected by abuse or violence in their lives As the Stopping the Violence Counselor at a transition house. She helped many individuals with sight loss learn to adapt to and make meaning of the loss of their outer vision and getting in touch with their inner vision when she worked at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). She was a Patient and Family Counsellor in a palliative and hospice care program at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, providing support and comfort to dying patients as well as guidance and encouragement to those who lost their loved ones. During her rigorous training to become a therapist, Quyn provided counseling to students at Langara College in Vancouver as well as adults at a community counseling clinic through Simon Fraser University. She also volunteered at a community crisis line for many years, providing emotional support to callers who were suicidal and depressed.
Quyn's Empowerment Hour is a radio talk show aimed to inspire you, touch your heart and transform your life! Join Quyn every other Saturday 9PM PT for an hour of insight and inspiration for your heart, your spirit and your soul! The show discusses topics pertaining to empowerment and emotional and social well-being. You will hear from well-known experts and inspiring and amazing individuals sharing their expertise and their stories. You will also get to hear personal stories and experiences shared by listeners such as yourself. The show is aired every other Saturday 9PM Pacific Time and it reaches audience worldwide!
Quyn Lê Erichsen, M.Ed., is a Psychotherapist, Life Coach and Inspirational Speaker. Quyn's unique life experience as a blind woman, a boat person from Vietnam and a refugee has driven her to realise her dream of shining light where there is darkness, bringing hope to those in despair and healing the wounded hearts of many people in the world.
- Courage To Come Back Award Finalist, 2015
- Achievement of Excellency in Academia and Psychology, presented by Don Davies, Member of Parliament, 2010
- The NEADS Equity Through Education Student Award, National Educational Association of Disabled Students, 2009
- The AEBC National Achievement Scholarship, Alliance of Equality for Blind Canadians, 2005
- The Dean's Honour List, McMaster University, 2003-2007
- The Achievement Awards of Excellence, McMaster University, 2003, 2005
- The University Scholarship, McMaster University, 2004, 2005