JouAn Chen M.A.

TMH counselor, JouAn Anne Chen MA

JouAn "Anne" Chen


Tokyo and Online

Counseling and Psychotherapy at Shintomi Office

JouAn “Anne” Chen holds a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology from FuJen University, Taiwan and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University, the US. She also received a Certificate of Advanced Study in Child Therapy from Syracuse University. Anne did her internship at a couple and family center and an outpatient treatment center while completing her Master’s degree in the United States.

Anne takes a systemic perspective in her work and is aware of how different backgrounds in gender identity, race, religion, ability, socioeconomics, culture, and sexual orientation affect how clients experience their emotions, actions, and beliefs. She pays close attention to each individual’s needs and assists clients to develop resilience through clarifying their narratives and processing their experiences within a safe and genuine therapeutic relationship.

Anne provides both English and Mandarin counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. She has experience working with clients with various mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, ineffective communication, intercultural couple counseling, emotion expression, identity challenges, etc. Her therapeutic approach integrates systemic theory, emotionally focused therapy, and narrative therapy. She also implements therapeutic skills from solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).




Specialties, Populations Served & Treatment Options

Specialties 專長

  • Depression 憂鬱
  • Anxiety 焦慮
  • Trauma 創傷
  • Low self-esteem 低自尊
  • Relationship issues 關係問題
  • Ineffective communication 失能溝通
  • Race and cultural identity challenges 種族文化認同困難
  • Emotion expression and management 情緒表達和管理

Populations Served 服務族群

  • Adults, Young Adults, Adolescents 成人、青少年
  • Individuals, Couples, Families 個人、伴侶、家族
  • English speaking community 英文諮商
  • Mandarin speaking community 中文諮商
  • LGBTQ+ community

Treatment Options 治療取向

  • Systemic therapy 系統治療
  • Narrative therapy 敘事治療
  • Solution-focused therapy 焦點解決治療
  • Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) 情緒取向治療
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) 接納與承諾治療