Tingting Chen

Art Therapist
M.S. Art Therapy and Counseling
Springfield College, US
B.A. Sociology and Psychology
Hong Kong Baptist University

Tingting Chen holds an M.S. in art therapy and counseling from Springfield College and a B.A. in sociology and psychology from Hong Kong Baptist University. She is a registered art therapist and licenced mental health counselor eligible. She is the only Mandarin-speaking US-registered art therapist practicing in mainland China. In addition, Tingting has received specialized certifications in motivational interviewing, management of aggressive behavior, and hypnotherapy.

Tingting has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults within a range of therapeutic areas, including art therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy, and mindfulness. She provides interventions for autism and related disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, trauma, and cross-cultural conflict. In her previous position as an outpatient clinician at a community mental health organization in the US, she provided individual and family counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults. Her prior experience working in an inpatient psychiatric unit in the US, a child development center, and a clinic for at-risk youth in Hong Kong have provided her with solid clinical experience, in-depth knowledge of child development, and tools to serve various populations.

In her role as art therapist at ELG, Tingting provides art therapy and mental health counseling services to individuals and their families. Her clinical experience working with culturally-diverse individuals and families has given her a deep understanding of emotional disorders, the impact of family relationships on children’s development, and individuals’ capacity for resilience during times of change. Tingting enjoys promoting art therapy and mental health in China, and working with individuals to help them see the beauty in imperfection.

Languages

  • English, Mandarin, Cantonese

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