Jin Zhang, MS, LGPC (She/Her)
Hi, My name is Jin Zhang, an Asian cisgender woman who currently practices as a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland.
I was born and grew up in western China, and lived in the United States for many years. Due to my bicultural experience, I value cultural diversity and I am passionate about connecting with clients from different races, ethnicities, identities, and cultures. Also, I consistently adhere to social justice practices and have committed to serving historically marginalized populations since the entering the counseling field.
I can help you with anxiety and depression disorders, emotional dilemmas regarding life transitions, cultural identities, self-exploration, and women’s mental health. Also, I am experienced in serving Asian Americans, African and Black Americans, immigrants, and college students.
I wiill work with you by respecting your uniquenesses and helping you explore your resources and potential to heal (a humanistic-existential perspective). As the Persian poet Rumi said, “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” I do believe that psychological distress allows us to grow and find who we really are. Even though the process may include some suffering and pain, I not leave alone on your journey. I will be your fellow traveler and support exactly where you want to go.
I graduated from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Johns Hopkins University. I have a neuroscience research background (focused on depression), and I earned a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from a Chinese Medical University. Currently, I am engaged in ongoing international training in Expressive Art Therapy.
My approach to therapy is person-centered, holistic, and strength-based. I also adopted psychodynamic techniques to help you connect deeply to your inner world and facilitate self-awareness. I may use expressive art therapy to assist your in better expressing your feelings and emotions. In a word, I am expansive in therapeutic strategies, adopting different and flexible techniques based on your needs and states.
College Students and other Adults who are expressing:
Migrants/ Immigrants/ Refugees,
I am a native speaker of Mandarin, and I am fluent in English.
I am licensed in Maryland (LGP12413) and supervised by Asia Rodriquez, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LC10025)
My rates range from $175 - $250