About Winnie Ng
I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 50329), graduated with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University of Southern California and currently a 4th year Doctoral student in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) at Azusa Pacific University. I have 11 years of experience working with children and family, as well as individuals with mental illness. I worked with children that need to build up their social skills, communication skills and problem solving skills, as well as adults who are struggling with relational issues or achieve healthy emotional well-being.
I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma and crisis recovery, grief and loss counseling, parent education, co-parenting, Christian counseling, play therapy, and family therapy. I have experiences in working with individuals with substance abuse and severe mental illness. I am trained in various evidence-based practices, including Trauma-focused CBT, Seeking Safety, Managing Adaptive Practices, Incredible Years Children, and Parent group. I was a presenter for parenting seminars and teenage workshops. Some of the theoretical orientations that I have used with my clients include, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, and interpersonal therapy. I am bi-cultural, fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, and I am comfortable working with individuals from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and ethnic groups.
During therapy, I help my client gain insights by providing a safe and nonjudgmental environment. I am flexible in my treatment, according to the needs of my clients. My therapy style is empathetic, compassionate, gentle, calm, and engaging. I use reflective listening and I ask open-ended questions to guide my clients to share about deeper thoughts and feelings. Throughout the therapy process, my clients are able to figure out the meaning of their life and identify the ways to achieve their well-being. I believe that using a strength-based model, such as finding out about the positive things that had happened in my clients’ life, their resources, their talents, interests, and support systems, could help my clients stay away from the negative forces, to recover and to transform into a new person.
About Jonathan Hsu
Jonathan is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 50913), with a Master’s degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Talbot Theological Seminary and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University of Southern California. Jonathan has experience working with children, individuals, couples, families, and adolescents in therapy, Christian counseling, and pastoral counseling.
With children, Jonathan has experience utilizing play therapy and sand tray therapy, focusing on children with emotional and behavioral problems like ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, bipolar, self-mutilation/cutting, and anxiety disorder. Jonathan also has experience in working with individuals with depression, mood disorders, and anxiety, particularly with men’s issues and addiction. In working with families and couples, Jonathan has focused on improving communications, creating better understanding for each other, and improving intimacy.