Counseling

HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

The Community Services Center has a strong and diverse team of professional counselors, consultants and interns. The counseling program has been a core service since the Center’s inception in 1987.
To schedule an appointment, call the Center at (02) 2836-8134 Monday-Friday from 9:00-5:00 pm. Or you may email us at counseling@communitycenter.org.tw. Please note we are unable to make appointments for third-party adults.

You will be connected to an intake worker and will have the opportunity to discuss specific counseling requests, as well as, available and preferred appointment times. Every effort is made to accommodate individual schedules and depending on workloads and schedules, appointments may be available in the early morning, evening and weekends.

The Center also provides a 24-hour emergency number for crisis intervention outside of our regular business hours.

For URGENT after-hours counseling  0932-594-578, please do not use this line to schedule appointments.

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ABOUT OUR COUNSELORS

I-Wen Chan, Ph.D. (詹衣雯, 諮心字第 001429 號
I-Wen holds a license as a Counseling Psychologist both in Taiwan and Maryland, USA. She received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She uses an integrated approach in counseling including the Satir Model, cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness. Her areas of interest are anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, family and relationship issues, bereavement, and personal growth. I-Wen works primarily with adults and teens and provides individual, couples and family therapy. Languages: English and Mandarin.

Katherine Chang, M.S.
 (張家瑜, 諮心字第 003207 號) Katherine holds counseling licensure both in California, USA and Taiwan. She received her Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from San Diego State University. She uses a combined psychotherapeutic approach in her work, incorporating aspects of person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, and interpersonal process approaches.  Katherine’s clinical interests include: identity development, adjustment and stress management, relationship building, addictions, mood and anxiety concerns.She has experiences working with kids and individuals in the syndrome mix of ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and mood disorder. Languages: English and Mandarin

Hui-Shiang Chao, Ph.D. (趙慧香, 諮心字第 001293 號) 
Hui-Shiang received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Northern Colorado. She holds a professional counseling license in Taiwan and is a certified supervisor. Hui-Shiang works with individuals, adults and families. She applies Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Systematic approaches in her therapy and also takes spiritual and cultural concerns into account in her work. Hui-Shiang’s areas of interest are ego strength, family or origin issues, trauma recovery, addictions, boundary issues and difficulties with intimacy. Languages: English and Mandarin

Jung Chin, Psy.D. (金融, 心理字第 000498 號)
 Jung has a Doctor of Psychology from the University of Denver. She also earned a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University. Her areas of professional interest include psychotherapy (including comprehensive evaluation and treatment) for sexually abused children, adolescents, and adults, survivors of domestic violence, and children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing emotional and behavioral problems. She is also interested in assessment (intelligence, emotion and personality) for children, adolescents and adults. Languages: English and Mandarin.

Chiao-Feng Chung, Ph.D. (鍾巧鳳, 諮心字第 001783 號) Chiao-Feng received both her Master’s and Doctorate in Counseling from the University of North Texas.  Specializing in play/activity therapy, she works with children who demonstrate emotional and/or behavioral concerns. She works closely with parents to offer support and feedback in order to assist them in becoming agents of change for their children. Chiao-Feng works with adults seeking individual counseling for grief/loss, depression, anxiety, trauma/abuse, and cultural adjustment and relationship issues. She also provides psycho-educational assessment services for children ages 6 to 16, selecting instruments that offer an overall assessment of a child’s strengths and identifying areas for improvement. Languages: English and Mandarin.

Cerita Shih-Ya Hsu, M.A., M.S.
 (許詩亞, 諮心字第 001166 號) Cerita Hsu is a Licensed Counseling Psychologist in Taiwan. She received a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Boston University and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Cal Poly Pomona. She provides individual, couples and family therapy. Cerita’s work focuses on anxiety, depression, emotional disturbance, trauma, loss, cultural adjustment and relationship issues. Languages: English and Mandarin

Carol Pei-Hwa Lee, M.A., NCC  (李佩華, 諮心字第 000982 號) Carol is a certified counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors in the USA and is a licensed counselor in Taiwan. She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from George Fox University, Oregon. Carol prefers a goal-directed approach in her counseling practice and is experienced working on both short and long term models. Her areas of focus include trauma/PTSD, couple/family issues, chronic repression or suppression of anger, depression anxiety, mood swings and addictions (not requiring inpatient treatment).  Languages: English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Miranda Yi-Chun Lin, M.S., LPC (林怡君, 諮心字第 2365 號) Miranda is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma, USA and Taiwan. She received her Master’s degree in counseling from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Miranda prefers a strength-based approach and has worked with a wide variety of clinical issues. Miranda incorporates an integrative approach in working with individuals and couples, and works from the systemic perspective to reconnect family members emotionally. She finds much success in working with adults who experience emotional and social difficulties. Her work includes assisting those struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem issues, personal growth, and spiritual wellness. Languages: English and Mandarin.

Emilie Yueh-Er Ma, M.S., M.A., Ph.D.
(馬月娥, 諮心字第 1772 號) Emilie has been providing guidance/counseling services for individuals, couples and families for over 20 years. Her therapeutic approach is focused on facilitating mental “health,” guiding people to move from disconnection to reconnection, from polarization to balance, from fragmentation to integration. Her specialty is trauma recovery work, especially for complex trauma, which is often manifested in chronic anxiety/depression, addictions, fragile/inflated sense of self and troubled relationships, etc. Emilie is happy to assist those who feel ready to do the work. Languages: English and Mandarin.

Kuang-Shan Wan, M.Ed.
 (萬光珊, 諮心字第 001725 號) Kuang Shan has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from The University of North Texas and is a licensed counselor in Taiwan. At the Center, she works primarily with children and teenagers struggling with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Her primary areas of focus are play therapy and expressive art therapy. She also specializes in Child-Parent Relationship Therapy to help parents strengthen their bond with their children, to gain a deeper understanding of them and discover their own best approach with their children. She also works with individual adults focusing on grief/loss, depression, anxiety and stress management. Languages: English and Mandarin

ABOUT OUR CONSULTANTS:

Wendy Evans, MSW, ACSW, RD 
Wendy holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and an undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Health. In addition to being a US certified social worker, Wendy is also a Registered Dietitian. Wendy provides consultation to individual adults, families, couples and teens. She provides consultations to adults working on cross-cultural, adjustment, self-esteem and women’s issues.  Wendy also conducts adoption home studies for prospective adoptive parents. Languages: English.

Michael Mullahy Michael is a third-year masters student in Counseling Psychology at National Taiwan Normal University. He has been with the Center since 2013 as a counseling intern working towards professional licensure. His profession interests include depression, anxiety-related problems, cross-cultural adjustment, and interpersonal issues. Michael uses an integrative approach in counseling, adopting diverse counseling methods and theories to find what is most helpful for each client. He has experience applying solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness-based therapies.