Education and training: Wen received her Master of Social Work from Washington University in St.Louis, Missouri, and her Bachelor of Social Work from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. Currently, she is a social work Ph.D. candidate at University of Houston, and her dissertation explores Chinese women’s experience in becoming mothers. She has completed training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focus Brief Therapy, and Parent-Child Interactive Therapy and is currently undergoing training in Narrative Therapy.
Practice experience: She has over five years of experience working with young children, adolescents, college students, and their parents in mainland China and the U.S. She has provided supervision and workshops for social work students, interns, and professionals. She provides counselling in English and Chinese Mandarin.
Counselling philosophy: Wen believes that we all could become vulnerable at some point in life. Sometimes you recover on your own, and sometimes you need more help. It is not easy to make the first step of seeking professional help, but you did it –– bravo! She takes a client-centered integrated approach in counseling. She seeks your feedback on what is working for you and puts your needs first. She strives to make the counseling session a safe and supportive space where clients feel welcome to tell their stories and are encouraged to explore new possibilities at their own pace. Wen is specialized in working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, identity issues, relational problems, and more.