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Yige “Eager” Chen, LPC Intern                                                                                 Supervised by: Dr. Cassie Rushing, LPC-S                  yige.chen@sperocs.com    682-320-4659

Yige “Eager” Chen, LPC Intern                                                         Supervised by: Dr. Cassie Rushing, LPC-S

Yige “Eager” Chen, M.Ed., LPC Intern is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in the state of Texas under the supervision of Cassie Rushing, PhD, LPC-S (# 64558). Yige earned her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Oklahoma City University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Zhejiang Normal University in China. She is also a professional member of Texas Counseling Association.

We all face pain and struggles throughout life. At different times, you may feel lost or confused of your path. You might wonder why you fall into the same pattern or cycle. At times, you may feel disconnected with people you love and care about. The narratives we tell ourselves can have a profound impact on the way we see ourselves and others and influence our life choices.

Counseling is giving yourself a chance to explore the factors that are preventing you from having the life you want and helps to create and make choices to move towards the life you envision. My goal is to assist you in creating an inner peace and self compassion so you can find your path again.I am passionate about working with emerging adults and young couples. Some common topics are navigating transitions, developing a sense of purpose and commitment to beliefs and values, promoting identity development, and finding a life path.

TRAUMA

“Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.”  —Haruki Murakami

Do you feel your life was hijacked by your past or haunted by awful memories? Have you experienced your fear, anxiety, depression or self-doubt like a relentless storm threatening to capsize you? I am professionally trained to assist in overcoming trauma, whether it be childhood trauma, emotional abuse, physical abuse and/or sexual abuse. I am here to help you find your strengths and bring peace into your heart. Recovery from trauma is not about reliving or retelling what happened, but to utilize special skills to walk through the abyss of emotions that have been internalized from the events. I am here to help you reclaim your life and be free from the burdens of the trauma.

Compassion means “to suffer with”. I believe that compassion can heal the wounds created by trauma. I welcome the opportunity to be with you through this journey of healing.

MULTICULTURAL ADJUSTMENT ISSUES

“The moment in between what you once were, and who you are becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place.” – Barbara De Angelis

Do you feel a moment of homesick, missing culture, missing food, missing family and friends? Do you feel a moment of not connecting to anyone, any group or the culture of your new life? Do you experience the overwhelming feeling of making choices? When Eastern meets Western, challenges and transitions will occur.

As a Chinese student coming to America seeking my career and future. I was full of excitement and wonder and ready for new opportunities. It felt like a honeymoon phase. However, the excitement soon became muddied with feelings of grief and loss. The feelings of loneliness and self-pity were not uncommon. I was anxious about how I presented myself in the public and constantly worried about my accent, my grammar, and how to embrace American traditions. Does this sound familiar?

As a bilingual and bicultural counselor, I understand that integrating cultures can be complex and a life-changing event. Transition is inevitable, but how you navigate it is most important. I am here to listen to your stories and help you navigate the integration of two cultures.

I provide services in Chinese and English.

Master’s degree in Professional Counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (TX #78193)

  • Bilingual: Offers services in Chinese and English
  • Completed Certificate Program in  Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Trained Instructor for “Healthy Expressions” a Course in Anger Management
  • Trained Instructor for “Children in the Middle” co-parenting curriculum