After completing an exchange program at 15, Amy moved across the globe indefinitely from her country of origin, Taiwan, where her family still resides. Her immigration journey as an adolescent and leadership experiences in school planted the seed for her passion in helping people overcome hardships. When earning her B.A in Communications at Northeastern University, Amy was especially drawn to the interpersonal aspect of her studies. Interviewing women who suffered emotional abuse from romantic partners made Amy want to explore mental health counseling. This led her to venture down under as a college senior to Gold Coast, Australia, where she took courses in Counseling and realized it is her life’s calling. Subsequently, she attended New York University where she earned her Master’s in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness.
Amy has worked with college students, individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship and family issues, developmental trauma, school trauma and chronic illness. Amy believes there is no one-size-fits-all in therapy, so she strives to be sensitive and authentically connects with each client. Her experiences with multicultural issues and involvement in social justice activism serve as a foundational lens in her work. She utilizes an eclectic approach with evidence-based techniques to support and guide her clients in their transformative journey. Amy strives to create a collaborative therapeutic alliance where her clients feel genuinely cared for, challenged in positive ways, and empowered to make the changes they want for themselves.
Amy offers therapy in both Mandarin and English. She is a member of the New York Mental Health Counselors Association, the New York Coalition for Asian Mental Health, and the Mental Health Foundation in Taiwan.
In her spare time, Amy enjoys all that Mother Nature gifts us, getting lost in historical fictions, painting, and messing around on her ukulele.