Education and Experience: Joyce graduated from George Washington University in Washington DC, with a master’s degree in art therapy. She earned her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Occupational Therapy from medical school in Taiwan.
Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese.
Background: Joyce, originally from Taiwan, came to the United States in 2001 to pursue graduate school education. Joyce has counseling experience from inpatient hospitals and outpatient mental health agencies in the private, state, and military sector, with a concentration in PTSD/trauma recovery, stress reduction, insight development, emotion regulation and anger management, depression and anxiety reduction, body image and self-esteem issues, coping with chronic mental illness, and supporting special needs populations.
Philosophy: Joyce’s counseling approach is to first help clients to clarify presenting problems from an integrated mind-body-environment perspective. She utilizes mindfulness, art therapy, and focusing-oriented psychotherapy to help you explore and embrace your inner wisdom and natural capacity for healing. Effective therapy relies on experiential learning, and through CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), she will assist you to develop new coping skills through a collaborative process. She believes that every human being strives to live a meaningful, fulfilling, and happy life with positive social experience. She is dedicated to providing therapy to her clients with compassion, commitment and cultural competency.