Dr. Cheng is a licensed clinical psychologist. She creates an accepting and supportive space for adults and adolescents to heal and grow in the face of challenges and transitions in life. Dr. Cheng's expertise includes anxiety, depression, academic difficulties, gender and sexual identity development, social-justice and oppression-related issues, intimate-partner relational concerns, as well as acculturative and immigration stress.
Dr. Cheng completed her clinical training (Postdoctoral Fellowship) at Northwestern University, Counseling and Psychological Services, and her Doctoral Internship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Counseling Center. She graduated with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) from the University of Iowa, a program accredited by the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Cheng strives to empower clients to be mindful of the cultural and gender-biased impact on one's self-narratives. She works with clients to cultivate self-compassion, resilience, and to strengthen one's abilities to live fully in line with their values.
Born in Taiwan, Dr. Cheng later immigrated to the U.S. Her life experiences inform her empathy for people navigating transitions and relating to cultures different than their own. In addition to offering bilingual (English/Mandarin) psychotherapy, she actively investigates how language and culture shape our identities and the way we interact with the world around us.
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