Holly Chuang, Clinical Intern

Chicago – N. Michigan Ave | Chicago – Ravenswood

Holly Chuang is a Clinical Intern working towards her Master’s degree in Counseling at Northwestern University. Holly’s areas of interest include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, life transitions, issues related to attachment, racial identity development and trauma. Holly holds passion in working with immigrant parents or children of immigrants navigating family conflicts. She is sensitive to both traditional values and modern realities. Mandarin-speaking clients are welcome to speak Mandarin in session while Holly responds in English and Mandarin. Holly is also very comfortable with clients seeking to integrate religion or spirituality into their therapeutic work. She has been shaped by life abroad in cities including Tel Aviv and Hsinchu. In her therapeutic practice, Holly shows a strong commitment to Rogerian principles of unconditional positive regard, congruence, and empathy. Additionally, she applies theories from psychoanalytic thought, DBT, and ACT to conceptualize each client’s treatment plan. Her experiences have convinced her that denial, grief, and ambiguous loss are all part of growth toward more mature psychological and spiritual stages. 

Holly journeys alongside clients who want to grow, allowing what must be deconstructed to be reconstructed, what must be dismantled to be replaced, and what must die to be resurrected.

Specialties

Addiction/Substance Abuse, AnxietyAttachment Issues Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Career Counseling, Cross-Cultural Issues, Depression, Dissociation/Psychosis, Eating Disorders, Elder Issues, Faith/Spirituality/Religion ,Family of Origin, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Process Addictions, PTSD/Trauma, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Social Anxiety

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