- 2003 - University of North Texas, Counseling Psychology
My clinical work has focused on the treatment the broad range of concerns presented by college students, including depression and anxiety disorders, identity and developmental issues, emotional intelligence/expression, relationship and family concerns, men's issues (sexual trauma and/or addiction), eating disorders, and academic skills and career concerns. I offer both individual counseling and couples counseling due to my doctoral training in marriage and family specialty (both parties need to be UI students). I was the group coordinator for 10 years (2008-18) for the agency and enjoy working in the group setting that could provide a safe process to facilitate personal growths within a supportive environment. Continuously, I am passionate about the group counseling (usually facilitating 5 to 6 groups each semester: men’s group or general therapy group). My theoretical orientation is an integration of family systems, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral theories with the bio-psycho-social framework.
My belief in change could only occur when the individual comes to understand the nature of his or her lifestyle, and this understanding or insight could not be forced. One must be brought into such a state of feeling that the therapist likes to listen and cares to understand (A. W. Adler).
I have a special interest in multicultural concerns (i.e., cross-cultural issues, diverse population, and international students). I am also interested in gender differences and religion/spirituality concerns. I am also interested in issues of racial identity development, specifically for multiracial and biracial developments. I am fluent in Chinese (Mandarin) and can offer bilingual services upon request.
I can provide outreach programs on time and stress management, healthy and positive thinking, relationship and communication enhancement, diversity issues, cross-cultural adjustment, Asian international/Asian American student issues, family of origins/family dynamics, and eating disorders, sexual addiction, graduate student concerns, group counseling, and general mental health issues (e.g., depression, anxiety). I can also provide consultation and professional training on group psychotherapy, graduate student concerns, and supervision issues.
- General Member of the American Psychological Association
- Adjunct Member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association