University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA (M.S. in Counseling and Mental Health Services)
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (Psychology major)
Licensed Counseling Psychologist (Taiwan)
Division of Psychiatry, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital (PA, U.S.)
If Teachers Only Knew cross cultural education program (PA, U.S.)
Clinique La Cherche (Taiwan)
Counseling and Career Development Center, Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School (Taiwan)
Counseling Center, National Taipei University of Technology (Taiwan)
Teacher Education Program, Fu Jen University
Information Center on Study Abroad, Taipei Public Library (Taiwan)
Counseling and Psychological Services, Minerva Schools at KGI (Taiwan & U.S.)
Cross-Cultural and Immigration Issues
Self-Exploration and Self Esteem
Stress and Time Management
Emotional disturbance issues
Adolescent Developmental Issues
Grief and Loss
Career Exploration and Life Transitions
I am an eclectic therapist who is based on humanistic and Jungian analysis approaches. On top of the base of these two approaches, I like to use various techniques from different approaches, including narrative therapy , DBT, and SFBT. These techniques enable me and my clients to solve issues in a limited time, especially for people who struggle their issues for a long time to see their issues from a different perspective and to come up with new solutions.
I believe that life is a journey of knowing yourself with no “wrong” path, only experiences that help you grow. Thus, I work with each client to develop an individualized plan that integrates the therapeutic approach most suitable for them. I has helped clients with concerns related to depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, self-esteem, grief and loss, and challenging life transitions.
My Role / Interpersonal Style in Therapy
Raised in the collectivistic culture of Taiwan and trained by individualistic culture in the States, I work as a counselor aims to create a safe place for individuals to adapt and thrive in different cultures. I respect all my clients and am patient at every moment. Also I strive to create a counseling relationship on an equal basis.
I would see myself as a special “tour guide” in therapy; I always share the metaphor of finding treasures in a mountain as counseling sessions. I am the tour guide who will alert my client what difficulties he/ she might encounter, what we need to prepare. However, clients always know better about the way to the treasure than me. I am willing to accompany my clients when the storm of emotions comes, to guide my clients when they are lost. As the tour guide, I am flexible, sometimes with humor, and most importantly, care for all my clients genuinely.