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Jin Zhang Asian American clinician

Psychotherapist
Clinician

 

 

 

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 with parenting needs for children ages 2 - 7 years old using PCIT (parent-child interaction therapy), 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 will 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 challenges, I will be your fellow traveler and support exactly where you want to go. Schedule your intake with me today.

PlayfulLeigh,

Jin

Jin Zhang, MS, LGPC (She/Her)

Education

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 and specialized training in PCIT.

My Approach

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 PCIT with parents of young children, expressive art therapy to assist you 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.

My Specialties

Young chidren, College Students and other Adults who are expressing:

Languages

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