Yingjia is passionate about supporting people with different cultural backgrounds to deal with life challenges associated with acculturation and previous trauma history. She has extensive experience working with immigrants, trauma survivors, and other marginalized communities. Growing up with her younger sister also inspired her interest in working with children, adolescents, and their families to go through developmental transitions, stresses, and difficulties together. Yingjia is certified in ADHD Assessment and Treatment. Yingjia also is trained in CBT, CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy), IFS, ACT, DBT, Psychodynamic and other approaches.
Yingjia was born and raised in the Fujian Province of China. Shanghai was her second hometown in China. Practicing Chinese calligraphy is one of Yingjia’s major self-care activities and she has practiced it for over a decade. She completed her Bachelors in Psychology with a second major in Statistic at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Yingjia’s strong passion for providing quality mental health services guided her to obtain a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Chicago.
Yingjia incorporates multiculturalism into her clinical work to help demystify the stigmas present in many minority communities around counseling and mental health, offering a safe space for people of diverse backgrounds. Life can be full of painful suffering sometimes, but Yingjia believes there is often learning and growth we could explore and gain behind the pains. If you need someone to be with you during the journey of healing and self-exploration, she’s here to support you.