Doctoral Advanced Practicum Generalist

Education

Ph.D. Student, Counseling and Counselor Education, The University of Florida
M.Ed., Counselor Education, The Pennsylvania State University 

Professional Interests

Social justice, multicultural counseling, relational issues, trauma recovery, identity work, and gender and power issues.

Approach to Therapy

Pao-Yin identifies feminist therapy as her approach to therapy informed with person-centered theory and techniques from CBT, REBT, and SFT. The core concepts of feminist therapy are to see the impact of gender, power, and culture in an individual’s life which deeply influenced her work. She values authenticity and transparency in the counseling process in order to build rapport with clients. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is the key towards healing and she tries to provide a safer space for all individuals.  

Approach to Wellness

Pao-Yin is a huge foodie, especially for Asian food. She enjoys cooking and watching TV shows and movies. Pao-Yin also believes in the magic of vulnerability; therefore, she practices accepting and welcoming all feelings that come to her. Connection is another element that ignites Pao-Yin’s life. She enjoys having friends gathering on weekends to recharge. 

Other Activities

Pao-Yin is Taiwanese. She found that there is no way she could become the person and counselor she is without her lived experiences in Taiwan. She speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese as well. It will be her honor to provide counseling services in these two languages.