Jing strives to build a non-judgmental, culturally sensitive, and safe environment for her clients to feel comfortable exploring their inner vulnerabilities and insecurities. With her compassionate and empathetic approach, Jing will work with her clients to develop a deeper and more nuanced sense of self-understanding, particularly as it pertains to relationships with their family, culture, and life circumstances.
Jings special interests include working with teens, interracial/intercultural relationship issues, grief and loss, racial and identity, parenting, blended families and life transition issues. In the past, Jing has enjoyed working with individuals from across the full range of ages and backgrounds, which has involved doing therapy with people who struggle with school and peer issues, self esteem, marital conflicts, substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and an array of mental health and life challenges.
Jing utilizes a wide array of theories and approaches that combine short-term solution focused therapy, CBT, DBT, psychodynamic therapy, and family system therapy. Jing specializes in treating teens, couples and young adults. She also enjoys working with families. Together with her clients, Jing helps them to create new meanings for their lives and to build a deeper connection with their loved ones.
Jing graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. During her graduate education, Jing became a certified grief and recovery specialist. Prior to her graduate studies, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. Recently, Jing completed the fellowship program through the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. As a native Mandarin Chinese speaker, Jing also provides counseling service in Mandarin Chinese.