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Personal Statement

I am a bilingual counselor (English and Mandarin Chinese中文普通话). I am passionate about counseling and truly recognize the extraordinary privilege and honor it is to be able to experience with my clients their healing and growth through the counseling process. I strive to create an environment where my clients feel safe and supported in order to explore their issues and achieve freedom and growth. I believe that, as relational beings, people have an innate need for deep connections and that healing happens in safe relationships.

Who I Serve

I work with teens, adults, couples and families. I have a special heart for working with couples who struggle with marriage problems to help them build stronger and healthier marital relationships. I am experienced in working with individuals from various cultural backgrounds and multiracial/multicultural couples. With deep understanding of both first generations and second generations in immigrant families, I have a passion for helping them navigate their intergenerational differences in order to create mutual understanding from both sides.

With experiences in ministry and training in both psychology and theology, I am equipped to provide service from a faith perspective for clients when preferred.

Specialty Treatment Areas

  • Marital and couple problems
  • Family relationships and parenting
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss

Additional Treatment Areas

  • Faith-based or spiritual concerns
  • Sexual/physical abuse
  • Self-esteem
  • Emotional intelligence and regulation
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Suicidal and self-harming thoughts
  • Ethnic identity development
  • Multicultural issues

Theoretical Approach

Emotionally Focused Therapy
Attachment Theory
Person Centered Therapy
Faith-based Counseling
Psychodynamic Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Education/Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois
  • M.A. in Mental Health Counseling, Trinity International University, Deerfield IL
  • Master of Divinity from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL
  • B.A. of Economics from Fudan University in Shanghai, China

Affiliations/Memberships

  • American Counseling Association
  • National Board of Certified Counselors