She/Her/HersMaster of Social Work, MSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Jessica is a social worker and therapist. She has lived in east Asia, east Europe, and now in North America. She can provide services in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. She received a master's in Social Work from the University of Chicago and a master's in Health Communication from Indiana University.
Jessica has worked with international students, 1st/1.5/2nd generation of immigrants, and trauma survivors. Her interests include eating disorders and body image concerns, sexual violence and sexual trauma, religious trauma and spirituality concerns, and difficulties in life transitions. She is now a sex therapist in training at the University of Michigan.
She adopts a multicultural and intersectionality framework in my work. This framework believes that we each have unique experiences and interpretations despite some shared labels of social identities. Based on this belief, she views therapy as a collaborative process to empower individuals in designing their own toolbox for wellness. She uses an integrated approach, meaning I may draw techniques from different theoretical approaches as long as they work. If you need, she can also work with you on a specific approach you like. In practice, she often borrows therapy techniques from CBT, DBT, ACT, somatic experiencing, contemporary psychodynamics, and integrates religion and spirituality. She utilizes client-centered, strength-based approaches toward trauma-informed treatment and believes in the power of love, compassion, and appreciation.
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Sexual harassment & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault
Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life
Years of Experience: 2 years
University of Michigan , Post-MSW Fellow, 2021 - 2023
University of Chicago , MSW, 2021
Indiana University, MA, 2019
Supervisor: Yue Li (Licensed Psychologist 071010615)