Yunling (Lina) Chang, M.S., M.Ed.
Clinical work supervised by Robert Carter, Ph.D.
Group work (Embracing Your Self Worth) supervised by Carmen Mota, M.A., LPC-S
- Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Texas A&M University (in-progress)
- M.Ed., Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University
- M.S., Psychology, University of Louisiana at Monroe
- B.Ed., Psychology and Counseling, National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan
Approach to Therapy and Professional Interests
My theoretical approach, which is fundamentally humanistic, integrates person-centered and interpersonal psychotherapy approaches. I am passionate about helping students to work through their transition of life collaboratively and I believe the transition to college is a critical period for one’s growth. I strive to create a warm and supportive space for students to feel safe to be vulnerable and free to explore themselves. I am committed to empowering students to be congruent with their emotions and be empathetic with themselves. I believe that students are the experts themselves and we walk through the journey together. My motto about life is “practice what you preach”; thus, I also strive to be as open, congruent, and transparent as I can. My professional interests include working with culturally diverse population, international students, trauma (particularly sexual harassment), self-esteem concerns, and high-achieving graduate student.
Personal Statement on Diversity and Social Justice
I feel fortunate to be in the mental health field and have the opportunity to learn and understand different cultures. As an international student myself, my experiences of study abroad and acculturation help me to have a better understanding of cultural transition and diversity. I believe that multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills are all intertwined and interrelated. I seek to understand individuals’ beliefs, values, and practices within their own cultures. By enhancing understanding of one’s culture and intersectionality, I believe that individuals can be more aware of the cultural impact on their relationships as well as themselves.
I love photography, traveling, drawing, learning, cooking, thinking, journaling, listening to music, watching movies, and playing badminton and volleyball. I also enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and myself.