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).