PSYCHOLOGIST/EMILIE MA, M.S., M.A., Ph.D., SEP

聯合心理師-馬月娥

EDUCATION/TRAINING

  • Trauma-informed Stabilization Treatment-Level I
  • SEP, Somatic ExperiencingTM Practitioner
  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland-College Park (APA-accredited program)
  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland-College Park
  • M.S., Counseling/Counselor Education, Indiana University-Bloomington (CACREP-accredited program)
  • B.A., English, National Taiwan Normal University

SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCES

  • Mental health provider at Modern Health
  • Psychologist, Community Services Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, National Defense University, Taiwan
  • Psychotherapist, Student Counselling Services, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Psychotherapist, Student Counseling Center, University of Maryland, USA
  • English Teacher, HaiShan High School, New Taipei City, Taiwan

SPECIALTY

My current clinical practice is mainly focused on trauma-informed care, assisting individuals, couples and families in recovering from the impact of trauma. I am well-versed in various trauma-informed approaches, e.g., somatic experiencing, parts work, Ericksonian hypnosis, attachment-focused EMDR.

THERAPEUTIC APPROACH

I have been providing guidance / counseling services for individuals, couples and families for over 25 years. My therapeutic approach is focused on facilitating mental “health,” guiding people to move from disconnection to reconnection, from polarization to balance, from fragmentation to integrated wholeness. While I was trained as a generalist, working with a wide range of clinical issues, over the past decade, I have developed special concentration on trauma recovery work, especially for complex trauma / C-PTSD, which is often manifested in chronic anxiety / depression (autonomic / emotional dysregulation), addictions, fragile / inflated sense of self (shame / grandiosity), troubled relationships, etc. The ultimate goal of my job as a psychotherapist is to help you discover, strengthen and trust your “inner gauge,” so that you can confidently turn to it for answers without the need for my assistance.

Before you send out an appointment request, please first ask yourself, “Am I ready to do the work?” My clinical experience has repeatedly borne this out: When you are not ready for therapy, you will not be able to see or hear me, and I will not be able to experience the real you, either. Coming into therapy reluctantly, you may not only waste time, money and energy, but, eventually, feel bad about yourself for “failing” in life yet again.

When you are ready to embark on this mysterious journey, you will be surprised by many amazing encounters along the way, first of all, by listening to your own inner voice. You will trust your inner wisdom, realize your potentials, and release your internal power. You will, little by little, change your life from the inside out!

Are you ready?

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