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Stephanie Tsao / 曹宜琳

When people encounter adversity, we react and behave according to the experience that we have learned as we grow up. I believe every individual is, and will be, their own best advocate. It means that all of us are able to relearn things and make changes. In my career of being a counselor, I am learning more from my clients as they learn from me. I enjoy the relationships that are built during the therapeutic process and being a part of growth and positive change, and sincerely believe people have the ability to transform, to grow, and to become their best self.


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, under the supervision of Monica Coulter, LPC-S. I achieved my Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at University of Pittsburgh. As a therapist and an advocate of clients with depression, anxiety, substance use/addiction issues, self-harm and suicidal ideation, low self-esteem, grief/trauma, and life adjustments/daily stressors, I am professional to assist clients who have been diagnosed with the mild to severe mental health issues to cope with their stressors.


To assist and benefit clients to heal, grow, and learn the skill sets that they need, I adopt the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach to promote clients navigating progress and achieving their own goals. CBT is well known to be beneficial to a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety disorders, panic attacks, and depression. I also address the evidence-based practice to provide professional and customized services to clients with various issues.


我是在台灣的教育環境中成長的,因此可以親身理解體會,在華人社會的價值觀下成長和社會化的經歷中,負面的情緒往往是不被允許的。生氣被視為不講理,難過被視為不知足,而負面情緒就會被冠上了臭名,總被認為是一些“不應該有”的行為。許多人只要遇到這種情況,避而不談,選擇讓時間來消化,而就漸漸的不知道該如何處理這些情緒,甚至無法理解自己的情緒。所謂“情緒”,不應被區分正負面,它們都是好的,都是對我們有幫助的,重要的是我們怎麼去面對。我相信所有人都是最了解自己的人,因為只有你經歷過你人生大小的事。希望我能有這份榮幸,成為您心理旅程的嚮導及夥伴,互相學習,並且互相扶持。


我的執照為德州 Licensed Professional Counseling Associate #87688,我的督導為Monica Coulter, M.A., LPC-S, PLLC,我在匹茲堡大學取得臨床復健與心理健康諮商的碩士學位。在加入心橋心理諮詢之前,我任職於北德州最頂尖的行為治療中心。在該中心擔任諮詢師的職涯裡,所輔導的顧客包含憂鬱、躁鬱、過度成癮、自我傷害、自殺傾向、自我貶低、悲痛創傷、高壓等等。身為一個諮詢師,我熱誠於給予來訪者一個安全且無批判的空間,讓您可以坦然地面對問題。


我以認知行為治療作為諮詢的基礎,認知行為治療是一個廣泛被醫界採用,被學界證實對於心理健康問題所有正面作用,而且可以依據不同的人的需求客製化的療程。希望我能藉此來協助來訪者學習到所需要的技能,並達成您的目標。

Fun Facts About Me:

favorite color:  red

favorite drink:  百香雙響炮 from Coco (is one of my favorites)

favorite food:  紅燒五花肉 (also one of my favorites, it is really hard to pick a favorite with food and drink.)

favorite store:  Disney Stores (always looking for new Disney ornaments)

love languages:  quality time

hobbies:  watching movies, playing board games, Eating good food!!!