Bertie Wai

Dr Bertie Wai is a bilingual clinical psychologist at Beautiful Mind Therapy and Family Services in Central. She provides therapy to children, teens, adults and couples, as well as parenting consultation.
Bertie Wai
Dr Bertie Wai is a bilingual clinical psychologist at Beautiful Mind Therapy and Family Services in Central. She provides therapy to children, teens, adults and couples, as well as parenting consultation.

Latest from Bertie Wai

Opinion | Casting Hong Kong protesters and police as either angels or demons makes for an eternal stalemate

The false dichotomies being applied to those on the front lines of the turmoil sparked by the extradition bill are preventing constructive dialogue and an end to the impasse.

23 Jul 2019 - 3:02AM

The false dichotomies being applied to those on the front lines of the turmoil sparked by the extradition bill are preventing constructive dialogue and an end to the impasse.

Casting Hong Kong protesters and police as either angels or demons makes for an eternal stalemate
Opinion | What’s eating Hong Kong’s young protesters? Maybe it’s the city’s elitist culture

Hong Kong is a city with narrow definitions of success, which is fine if you are a straight-A student. But what happens to those young people who don’t feel they validated by a dominant book-smart culture?

28 Jun 2019 - 7:22PM

Hong Kong is a city with narrow definitions of success, which is fine if you are a straight-A student. But what happens to those young people who don’t feel they validated by a dominant book-smart culture?

What’s eating Hong Kong’s young protesters? Maybe it’s the city’s elitist culture
Opinion | When Hong Kong police hurt our children, rather than protect them, they shatter our trust in good governance

The clash at Admiralty is bringing back the terrors of Tiananmen, as Hong Kong parents beg for their children’s safety. When a city turns the police on its young, it is breaking an implicit social contract with its citizens.

13 Jun 2019 - 7:33PM

The clash at Admiralty is bringing back the terrors of Tiananmen, as Hong Kong parents beg for their children’s safety. When a city turns the police on its young, it is breaking an implicit social contract with its citizens.

When Hong Kong police hurt our children, rather than protect them, they shatter our trust in good governance
Opinion | What the Donald Trump-Nancy Pelosi dynamic reveals about men and their confusion amid changing gender roles

Men today seem bewildered as they navigate relationships with empowered women who expect them to be emotionally savvy rather than to conform to traditional masculine stereotypes.

9 Feb 2019 - 1:34AM

Men today seem bewildered as they navigate relationships with empowered women who expect them to be emotionally savvy rather than to conform to traditional masculine stereotypes.

What the Donald Trump-Nancy Pelosi dynamic reveals about men and their confusion amid changing gender roles
Opinion | Even have-it-alls like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie will fail at marriage when couples don’t speak the same love language

Many modern marriages are premised on unreal expectations. When we expect one person to meet all our needs, read our minds and always put us first, it is a recipe for discontent. Nor does the prevalence of social media help.

26 Jan 2019 - 9:40AM

Many modern marriages are premised on unreal expectations. When we expect one person to meet all our needs, read our minds and always put us first, it is a recipe for discontent. Nor does the prevalence of social media help.

Even have-it-alls like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie will fail at marriage when couples don’t speak the same love language
Whether it’s Donald Trump or our children, mental health diagnosis involves more than a ‘yes or no’ checklist 

Focusing on whether Donald Trump is mentally fit for office or not is simplistic, but such binary thinking persists even when parents seek mental help for their children.

5 May 2018 - 7:23PM

Focusing on whether Donald Trump is mentally fit for office or not is simplistic, but such binary thinking persists even when parents seek mental help for their children.

Whether it’s Donald Trump or our children, mental health diagnosis involves more than a ‘yes or no’ checklist 
How frequent domestic helper changes might be destabilising Hong Kong’s children

Given how important a secure relationship with their primary caregiver is to a child’s mental well-being, families must think carefully when they hire and fire domestic helpers.

23 Apr 2018 - 8:41PM

Given how important a secure relationship with their primary caregiver is to a child’s mental well-being, families must think carefully when they hire and fire domestic helpers.

How frequent domestic helper changes might be destabilising Hong Kong’s children