Let’s begin your Self Discovery Journey together!
We founded Seeing Counseling Center in a belief that listening and belonging are the roots of mental health. We promote the dignity and self-worth of all of our clients, and strive to provide an environment in which all members of the community feel heard. At Seeing Counseling Center, we honor the unique strengths and challenges of each individual. We are here to support your transitions in life, as well as to support your development and growth.
MEET THE PRACTITIONER
University of San Francisco, California, USA (M.A. in Counseling Psychology)
San Jose State University, California, USA (B.A. in Psychology)
National Taiwan University (History major)
Taiwan Counseling Psychologist License (#004043)
Certificate of Telephone Crisis Line Counseling, Bill Wilson Center, CA
Certificate of Domestic Violence Counseling, Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments, CA
Supervised by Dr. Helen Hsu, President of Asian American Psychology Association
Youth & Family Services, Fremont, CA
Aspiranet Family Intervention Program, CA
Santa Clara County Crisis Line, CA
Insidetrack Coaching Inc., CA
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Devry University (Online), US nationwide
Junyi Experimental High School, Taitung, Taiwan (Director of Counseling)
Bilingual workshops and support groups facilitator in Taiwan and the US
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Family of Origin
Grief and Loss
General Mental Health Issues: depression, anxiety, panic attack, and emotion regulation
Life Stage Transition
Male Identity Development/Female Identity Development
LGBTQ Identity Development
COUNSELING STYLE & QUALITIES
The basic elements of my counseling work consist of –
•Respect, authenticity, genuineness, empathy, acceptance, and unconditional positive regard.
•The client and I work collaboratively to determine the direction, pace, and depth of therapy.
•I help my client find his or her own inner strengths and resources in a relaxed and confidential environment.
•Each client’s political, sexual, religious and spiritual beliefs and practices will be equally respected and honored.
•Diagnosis does not define a person. Although a diagnosis can be a useful asset in recovery, mental health diagnostic labels sometimes stop us from finding our own voice. It is important that we use diagnosis wisely.
•Emotions will be handled carefully in treatment. Emotional disturbances, such as anxiety and depression, can be forms of reaction to normal life transitions. Understanding life transitions have a positive impact on emotional well-being and overall life satisfaction.
•Clients will walk out gaining self-understanding and insights and will be equipped with confidence and skills to face future life challenges without fear.
APPROACH & PHILOSOPHY
My approach to counseling is an eclectic blend of person-centered theory, psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral theory and systems theory. During my 10-year journey abroad, I have lived and worked in several cities in the U.S. As an organizer of a multi-cultural personal growth group in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’ve spent years observing and researching intercultural relations. I have worked with adults, youth and couples from a wide range of socioeconomic conditions. The population I have worked with includes aboriginal youth and families in eastern Taiwan, multiethnic couples in Taiwan/US, Chinese international students in America, adult college returning students, graduates of top-ranked universities, low-income families, cross-border business owners, entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley, first and second-generation Asian immigrants, families with developmentally challenged children, youth in transition, retired professionals, LGBT individuals, and so on.
Each person’s story is unique and incomparable, yet all humans have the tendency to grow closer to the true self. Therapy is more than merely fixing a problem; it can be a journey of self-discovery and self-actualization. A person’s perception of the world can be the result of culture, education, early childhood experiences, family upbringing, significant life events and developmentally unmet needs. All humans have a remarkable capacity for self-healing. Relationships can break; relationships can heal. The stories I have witnessed show that in every breakdown, there is an opportunity for a breakthrough. This therapeutic encounter is about becoming a person who enjoys a more fulfilling personal, social and spiritual life.
Jean Lin (Ph.D.)
University of Iowa, Iowa, USA (Ph.D. /Counselor Education and Rehabilitation)
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (Master/ Education)
Taiwan Counseling Psychologist License #002731
Certificate of Middle School Counselor, Taiwan.
TamKang University(Taiwan) Assistant Professor Graduate Institute of Educational Psychology and Counseling
National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan) Adjunct Assistant Professor Office of Teacher Education and Career Services
University of Iowa(USA) Research Assistant/Counselor Supervisor Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation
Wickham Elementary School & North School Counselor Central Junior High School (USA)
Taipei Municipal Zhong-zheng Junior High School Counselor School
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
General Mental Health
Career Transition and Adjustment
Love and Interpersonal Relationships
Adolescent Developmental Issues
MY COUNSELING PHILOSOPHY
My approach to counseling is an integrative model based on evidence-based counseling practice and research. I believe in Carl Rogers’ humanistic perspective, such as we need to feel valued, respected, treated with affection and loved. I also agree with Viktor Frankl’s point of view, regarding the major issues in existential therapy. Frankl (1969, 1984) suggested that without a sense of meaning and purpose, one can feel lost as in a vacuum. I also embraced these two perspectives in my counseling work and also practice them in my daily life. Under my beliefs, I always give hope and strength to my clients, and strive to understand and empathize those values. We all know people get “stuck,” as explained by Gestalt therapy, but to break though difficulties, we need wisdom and faith. I believe as a counselor, my responsibility is to take my clients to see their inner strength, support them in proper counseling techniques, and they will grow and find a way out. I do believe counseling can make people change, but not like a “magician” who can take away all the problems. I realize the power and limitation of a counselor, and what the counseling can do and can’t do.
Overall, my counseling philosophy is to treat each person as a unique individual, worthy of unconditional positive regards. It is my desire to accompany, and encourage my clients along their difficult times in life. You can expect my role as a counselor is a facilitator who provides a safe and welcoming environment that help you talk freely about your concerns in life. Through rational, behavioral, and emotional strategies, I will help you find better ways coping with stress and anxiety, just like lighting up a lamp for you so you can see hope out of darkness.
American Counselor Association (ACA)
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)
Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA)
Taiwan Guidance and Counseling Association
Standard Procedures of Counseling Services
Please note that we take confidentiality seriously. It is our responsibility to protect your identity and data. We will not disclose any personal information without your consent.
Schedule An Appointment.
There are 3 ways to schedule an appointment:
The purpose of the intake session is to understand some of the client’s history, current situation and counseling goals. It is a time to communicate preferences and to build rapport. Clients are encouraged to express their concerns during this meeting. The intake session usually lasts 60-90 minutes.
Please arrive 10 minutes early.
It is to help you prepare for the important meeting as well as to fill out the form for the intake session.
The regular sessions usually last 50 min to an hour. If you prefer a longer time, you can discuss with your therapist for arrangements that can be beneficial to you.
After Each Session
Make payments at the counter and schedule the next appointment.
Frequent Asked Questions
Q: How do I set up my first appointment at your counseling center?
If you speak English only, you may add our official LINE: @pcz1738u and leave a message for the therapist to set up an appointment. If you can speak Chinese, you may also call our Chinese phone line at (02)2775-1051, during business hours.
Sat & Sun 10:00~18:00
Q: Does your counseling center provide after hours emergency mental health services?
Unfortunately we don’t provide after hours emergency services at this time. If a problem arises after business hours, you may add our official LINE: @pcz1738u and leave a message. Our Admin team will try to get back to you as soon as we can.
Sat & Sun 10:00~18:00
Q: How long is each appointment?
Individual Counseling appointments are generally 50 to 60 minutes long. Couple counseling appointments are 80 to 90 minutes. The total time period required for the initial consultation or intake appointment is approximately 80 to 90 minutes, so be sure to keep this in mind when scheduling your appointment.
HOW TO FIND US
Don't be afraid to reach out. You + us = awesome.
Address：10F-2, No. 311, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Da’an District, Taipei City 10696, Taiwan (R.O.C.)(The building is next to 7-11)
By MRT：Take MRT to S.Y.S Memorial Hall Station， Exit 1, walk 2 min.
By Bus：Take buses 204、212、212直、232、278、278、299、667、台北-基隆 to Tourism Bureau