Gisela Lin Bio

Psychologist IV

Personal Statement:
In my clinical work, I use multicultrual counseling framework and I take on multiple helping roles in working with clients. I am very pragmatic in my approaches and I take social cultural factors into consideration. I believe that counseling is a journey and a joint venture that empowers clients and increases their self-efficacy. I have a passion for working with diverse students who have less power and privelege, students who are struggling with adjustment issues and health concerns. I also enjoy working with high achieving professional students and with graduate students who wish to pursue careers in higher education to address their academic, career and personal concerns. I am multilingual in Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese and English, and I often conduct counseling in Mandarin Chinese with international students from China and Taiwan.

In addition to working with students, I also have extensive professional leadership and consultation experience. I have benefited greatly from mentoring and enjoy mentoring early career professionals.

On a personal note, I am an animal lover. I love spending my free time with my dog, cat and foster cats. I believe animals come into our lives to assist us, and I believe in advocacy and social justice for humans and for animals. I feel it is a great honor and privilege to meet all of the people and animals that come through into my life.

Academic Training:
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.Ed., Counseling, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Internship:
Counseling and Testing Service, University of Houston

Licensure/Certification:
Licensed Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, No. 2-5111
Board Certified in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, Inc., No.5204

Honors:
Fellow, American Psychological Association (Div. 45 - 2005, Div. 52 - 2011, and Div. 35 - 2014)
President (2001-2003) and Fellow (appointed 2004), Asian American Psychological Association
Samuel H. Johnson Award for Exemplary Service and/or Scholarship, Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), American Counseling Association (1998)

Areas of Special Interest:
Issues impact international students, first generation college students, GLBT, women, and high achieving professional and graduate students.

Theoretical Orientation:
Integrative with an emphasis on multicultural counseling framework, and cognitive behavioral case conceptualization and techniques.


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