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Lillian Chen 陈欢, EdS, MS, LPC-A

Areas of specialty: children, play therapy, parent-child relationship, young adults, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief and loss, acculturation challenges, international students, immigrant families

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Hi, I am Lillian, and I am so happy that you found me. I want to listen, and I want to be here for you. When we face challenges and adversities, we hope that they would not defeat us, and we wish to come out stronger. It’s never that easy, because we are growing amid disappointment, sadness, anxiety, isolation, pain, and self-doubt. But why are we seeking help, and why do we think about how things may get better? We still want to take opportunities to become better versions of ourselves, and we want to be capable and enough. That’s why I am a counselor. I wish to see you, to understand you, to hear you, and to care about you. Things may not get easier, but I have faith in you knowing that you are capable of growth and change. You will trust yourself more, and you will love yourself more. We will learn ways until we get there together.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A). I speak both English and Mandarin. I was born and raised in Wuhan, China, and I have spent over 10 years pursuing my counseling education in the United States. This gave me the privilege to understand the cultural values in both countries, as well as the acculturation challenges for international population. In my counseling experiences, I have spent time with those facing anxiety, depression, past trauma, self-doubt, self-harm and suicidal ideation, grief, acculturation challenges, relationship conflicts, career challenges, etc. In my doctoral training, I specialize in play therapy and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT). Children use play as their language and toys as their words. In play therapy, children are invited to express themselves and process their emotion through intentionally selected toys with the therapist. I also provide parenting training to help parents learn therapeutic skills to improve their parent-child relationship.

I approach counseling sessions through a humanistic perspective, and I believe that relationship is the key to change. It is in our human nature that we desire to socially connect and belong. Our counseling relationship will help you gain awareness of how you respond and react with others. Through feeling safe and accepted in our relationship, you will empower yourself and test out different perspectives in approaching different interaction and environment.

         我持有德州的 Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A)。我会说英语和普通话。我在中国武汉出生和长大,在美国的十多年里学习心理咨询。这让我有幸了解两国的文化和价值观,也更明白来自不同国家的人在文化上的挑战。在我的咨询经验里,我与面对以下不同挑战的人咨询,焦虑、抑郁、曾经的创伤、自我怀疑、自残和自杀倾向、哀悼、文化认同的挑战、关系冲突、职场的困难等。在我的博士培训中,我专注于游戏治疗和亲子关系治疗(CPRT)。孩子们可以用游戏作为他们的语言,用玩具作为他们的词汇。在游戏治疗中,孩子们被邀请与咨询师一起通过精心挑选的玩具来表达自己并处理他们的情绪。我还提供 家庭教育的培训,帮助家长学习沟通技巧,改善亲子关系。


Fun Facts About Me:
favorite color:  blue
favorite drink: Taro Milk Tea
favorite food:  pasta, guacamole
favorite store:  Target
love languages:  quality time
hobbies: exploring coffee shops and brunch places, taking walks or hiking, watching movies and
reality shows, quality time with friends

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