” I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know –but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and for ways to find out more about me.”
~ Virginia Satir
I developed my interests in working adult survivors of childhood family violence, especaill childhood sexual abuse trauma when I was in my Master program at Syracuse University. Evern since then, I have primary worked with adult survivors of childhood trauma and their loved ones. The impact with the trauma often results in the survivors to experience in depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and/or substance/alcohol abuse issues.
When I work with the individual, I see myself as a mirror to reflect the individual’s current difficulties and as a changing agent to help the individual to update the past surviving strategies into useful living tools to fulfill the needs of the current life. For me, the strategies that an individual found him/herself repeatedly bringing in the difficulties are used to be the surviving strategies in the past. It is important to appreciate how those past surviving strategies have helped an individual in the past and to update those survival strategies to fulfill the needs of current life.
After receiving my Master Degree in Counseling, I went back to Taiwan and practiced as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I went through extensive training in Transactional Analysis, Gestalt Therapy, Object Relation Therapy, and Psychodrama.
I am also a certified Eye Movement Dysensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. I have found EMDR incredibly helpful to a lot of clients who have experienced PTSD and anxiety symptoms.
Individual Therapy Sessions
The standard individual therapy session is 50minutes/session and once a week. It takes us about 3 sessions to complete a full assessment and to develop the treatment goals.
Trauma and PTSD