University of San Francisco, California, USA (M.A. in Counseling Psychology)
San Jose State University, California, USA (B.A. in Psychology)
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
Junyi Experimental High School, Taitung, Taiwan(Director of Counseling)
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Devry University, USA
Youth & Family Services, City of Fremont, CA (Marriage & Family Therapist Intern)
Family Intervention Program(Aspiranet), CA
Santa Clara County Crisis Line, CA
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
General Mental Health
Family of Origin
Grief and Loss
Life Stage Transition
COUNSELING STYLE & QUALITIES
The basic elements of my counseling work consist of –
•Respect, authenticity, genuineness, empathy, acceptance, and unconditional positive regard.
•I allow my client 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.
•I am respectful of each client’s political, sexual, religious and spiritual beliefs and practices.
•I do not emphasize on diagnosis. Although a diagnosis can be useful, mental health diagnostic labels sometimes stop us from finding our own voice.
•Emotional disturbances, such as anxiety and depression, can simply be forms of reaction to normal life transitions. Understanding life transitions have a positive impact on emotional well-being and overall life satisfaction. I help my client’s to gain understanding and insights.
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. While being 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 in both collectivist and individualistic cultures from different countries.
Counseling is 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 and significant life events. All humans have a remarkable capacity for self-healing. My clients have demonstrated that in every breakdown, there is an opportunity for a breakthrough. This journey really is about becoming a person who enjoys a more fulfilling personal, work and spiritual life.
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