Serving Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families
We’ve all experienced feelings of loss and hopelessness. However, if you find yourself treading water in the sea of doubt, doubt that things will ever change or get better, I am here with a lifeline to help you begin the journey towards health.
I will walk alongside you on your journey of change as a guide and a compassionate companion.
My approach to counseling is a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Attachment Therapy. Just as no two individuals or situations are the same, our time of counseling together will be catered specifically to you. I will always have three general goals with my clients.
- Provide the tools to find the way through difficult issues and the feelings that arise
- Provide a safe place to deal with those difficult issues
- Discover purpose behind the pain
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and my Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary. Previous to I Choose Change, I have worked in the non-profit sector dealing with trauma and abuse at The Turning Point: Collin County Rape Crisis Center and Mosaic Family Services. I have also volunteered as a group facilitator for adolescents at Journey of Hope, a non-profit organization that helps children grieve and heal from the death of a loved one. I am experienced in the following areas:
- Domestic Violence issues
- Children of abused parents
- Sexual and physical abuse (adults and children)
- Adults who were molested as children
- Emotional trauma
- Marriage and reationship issues
- Adolescent struggles
- Crisis counseling
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Psychotherapy and psycho-educational groups
- Multicultural and socioeconomically diverse populations
- Biblical Counseling, if requested
I am young at heart, and have a natural ability to connect with adolescents and teens. They are one of my favorite demographics to work with. The teenage brain is one that is actively changing and learning. While this active growth in the prefrontal cortex brings about the stereotypical moodiness and impulsivity, it is also a wonderful period of creativity and rapid learning. I count it a privilege to help teenagers learn how to navigate their overwhelming emotions in a healthy way, knowing the benefits to them are long term.
As a second generation Asian American, one of my passions is to help bridge the cultural and generational difficulties of immigrant parents and their bi-cultural children. Because of my diverse background, I am able to understand the different struggles and apprehension to accept outside help that may be an obstacle to change. I believe that, just by innately understanding that struggle, I can help you take the step towards a healthier you.
Besides being a counselor, I have been married to my husband for 14 years and a mom of three! I definitely understand the struggles of balance and the importance of seeking change for destructive thoughts and habits in order to bring health to your family and relationships.
“I cannot thank you enough for all you have done to help my son get out of his own way (sort through his pain) and to stand taller in the midst of a storm. I’m so glad I pushed my husband to agree begrudgingly to send him to counseling. I always knew my little guy was still in there and he just needed a little push and someone to spend the time he so desperately needed. Thank you for being a part of our life and also investing in my son.”
“Jenny, I would like to thank you for getting our 15 year old son thru the toughest year last year. As an update, in his new school, he has returned to his normal cheerful self and does not appear to be depressed any more. He has adjusted very well, to the point we had one teacher tell us she didn’t even know he was new, as he just fit in from day one. He has many friends and actually gets up by himself in the morning, excited for school. He is getting straight A’s in all pre-AP courses. Thank you again for all you did for our family. If we ever need help, we will reach out to you again. Take care.”
“Hi! I’m currently in my (college Freshman) psychology class and we are learning about the amydala and hippocampus today. I got excited because I already know this since you taught me about them. I’m doing so well up here, I could never thank you enough for all you did to help me through my anxiety and stressful year last year. I hope the rest of the year is good to you and everyone at ICC!”