Tien An Lin - Counseling Psychologist



#Bilingual Counseling #Self-Exploration #Emotional and Stress Management

#Career Exploration and Life Transition #Grief and Loss


EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA (M.S. in Counseling and Mental Health Services)

National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (Psychology major)


LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

Licensed Counseling Psychologist (Taiwan)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 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.)

SPECIALTIES

  • Cross-Cultural and Immigration Issues

  • Self-Exploration and Self Esteem

  • Stress and Time Management

  • Emotional disturbance issues

  • Adolescent Developmental Issues

  • Grief and Loss

  • Relationship Issues

  • Career Exploration and Life Transitions


COUNSELING PHILOSOPHY

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.



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