I am Dr. Grace Chen, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I specialized in working with individuals who suffered from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and couples who experienced conflicts and infidelity recovery.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I see mental health issues from relationship lenses. That is, I see the mental health issues are the symptoms of relationship problems. My specialty areas are working with adults suffering from Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and Trauma Recovery as individuals or as a couple.
I am an attachment-oriented therapist. With attachment as the foundation of my therapy approach, the primary goal for therapy is to help the individual or couples transform their childhood insecure attachment orientation to the functioning secure attachment in adulthood.
“As a therapist, I am a companion. I try to help people tune into their own wisdom.”
~ Virginia Satir
I am a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) therapist. EMDR is my primary treatment model (with attachment as a foundation) when working with clients with trauma history.
Drs. John and Julie Gottman’s model (Gottman’s Model) are my frameworks when conceptualizing the couple’s relationship issues. My specialty areas are working with couples in communication, conflict resolution, and infidelity recovery. As a Taiwanese immigrant, I am a bilingual (English and Mandarin Chinese) and bi-cultural (American and Chinese/Asian) therapist. I have also been working with immigrant couples and couples who come from two different cultures.
My overarching goal for therapy is TRANSFORMATION. I believe that change is not enough as a goal for psychotherapy. We can all make changes today and change back tomorrow. I think that the goal for psychotherapy is transformation. Once transformed, you can walk onto a different path towards a meaningful and joyful life with a sense of fulfillment and joy.
Do you feel a dark cloud following you no matter where you go?
Do you feel your mind continually running through different thoughts, and you are exhausted from all those racing thoughts but unable to stop them?
Do you feel your life is going through the same motion, and no matter how hard you try, you always ended up feeling defeated?
Do you doubt where your life is going and are tired of living your life the same way as it is?
Are you living your life making choices based on fear instead of desire?
Do you feel like you repeat the same relationship patterns and wonder why you are always attracted to the wrong person?
Do you feel your partner doesn’t truly hear you, and your communication is running through circles?
Do you feel tired of fighting with the same issues over and over again with your partners for little things that really shouldn’t matter?
Do you wonder, other than children and house, what else do you and your partner have in common?
Do you feel lost in the communication because your values and philosophy of life are so different from your partner’s?
Are you at the crossroad to determine whether you should repair your relationship and give your partner a chance, or you should go on your separate ways because of your partner’s affair?
If you are going through the feelings described above, I want to help you (and your partner). I genuinely believe that no one should cry in the dark corner, and we all deserve to live with a sense of joy, contentment, and fulfillment.
I want to walk you out of your aloneness and darkness, transform you into the person you desire to be, and share your life with your partner in a harmonious rhythm.
Let’s collaborate to get you back on the journey of your life that is satisfied, meaningful, and fulfilled.
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