Evon Chiu / Psychotherapist

~  Strength grows in the moments when you think you can't go on but you keep going anyway.  ~

Education

  • University of San Francisco, California, USA   (M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology)
  • California State University-San Jose, California, USA   (B.A. in Psychology)
  • National Taiwan University   (History Major) 

        As a mental health professional, I take pride in taking good care of myself and dedicating to the quality and integrity of my work with each client. Personally, I have been maintaining an on-going relationship with a counselor and a life coach for years. Having sat on the opposite side of the room helps me develop empathy, which leads to wisdom and insights. 



 Areas of Specialization

  • Life Coaching
  • Expat Mental Health 
  • Immigrant Mental Health 
  • Family of Origin Issues 
  • Third Culture Kid 
  • Grief & Loss 
  • Multicultural Couples Counseling 
  • Transition & Adjustment 
  • Youth Support
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Professional Experiences

*Supervised by Dr. Helen Hsu (President of Asian American Psychological Association)

  • *Youth/Parent/Family Counselor at City of Fremont Youth & Family Services, California

  • *Founder & Director of Counseling at Junyi Experimental School (K-12), Taitung, Taiwan

  • *Telephone Counselor at Santa Clara County Crisis Line, California

  • *Bilingual Counselor at Academy of Art University, California

  • *Adult Life Coach (age 18-55) at Devry University, US online nationwide

  • *Intervention Specialist for autistic children and family at Aspiranet Family Intervention Program, California
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  • *Bilingual workshops/support groups facilitator in Taiwan and the US
 
 

[Online Life Coaching for International Clients]

        A large part of my career now is providing transition, leadership and relationship coaching. I have had the benefit of receiving three years of comprehensive and innovative training from InsideTrack Coaching in San Francisco, including 3000 client coaching hours. I have also been trained by International Coaching Federation accredited institutions. Through online sessions, I have coached a wide range of clients from many different countries with backgrounds as international students, managers and business owners, engineers, professionals in transition, and people who feel therapy is not exactly what they need at this stage of life.  

         Coaching involves elements of counseling, but is more short-term and structured, present & future-focused, goal-oriented, and outcome-based. A coach would partner with clients to develop a plan, identify obstacles that are holding them back, motivate clients to make the most of their strength, and pinpoint any resistance to change. Clients are viewed as already whole when entering a coaching relationship.

        Coaching can benefit people who are looking for guidance in confidence, career change, self-worth and esteem, work-life balance, relationships, finding purpose, health, emotional intelligence, a significant life change, and much more.

  

~~ Information below is for clients who are seeking counseling.~~

 

Licensure/Certification

  • 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
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Counseling Styles & Ethics

  • * I believe therapeutic rapport and trust is an essential part of healing.
  • * The basic elements of my counseling work consist of authenticity, genuineness, unconditional positive regard and acceptance.
  • * Cultural humility is important. I am respectful of each client's political, sexual, and spititual beliefs and practices.
  • * I would adjust the direction, pace, and depth of therapy according to the conditions.
  • *Although having a diagnosis might be useful, mental health diagnostic labels sometimes limit our perspectives. This will be handled carefully. 
  • *My therapeutic style is developmental and strength-based. Clients are supported in finding his/her inner strength and resources in a safe environment.

 

Counseling Orientation and 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 6 different cities in the U.S. As an organizer of a multi-cultural personal growth group in the San Francisco Bay Area, I spent years observing and researching intercultural relations. I have worked with adults, youth and couples in both collectivist and individualistic cultures from different countries.

        The populations I often work with are expats in Taiwan, Asian American starting their new phase in Taiwan, multiethnic couples, international students, graduates of top-ranked universities dealing with emotional or interpersonal stress, adult children of under-privileged families, cross-border business owners in Taiwan, entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley, first and second-generation Asian immigrants, aboriginal families in eastern Taiwan, youths in transition, retired professionals, LGBTQ on spectrum, and so on.

 

From "BROKEN" to "BREAKING THROUGH"

        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.

 

 

Please note:

*Individual counseling/coaching is 50minutes per session 

*Couples counseling/relationship coaching is 80 minutes per session

 

 

Regular Sessions

Session with NHI
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Session without NHI
3500
Online Session
3500
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Special Package

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Couple Therapy

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Session without NHI
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4000
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