Shirley Wong, M.A.
Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee
Supervised by Kristen Hannah, M.A.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
LMFT 97199
(408) 478-3276

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 EDUCATION:
B.A. Human Resource Management, Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom
M.A. Social Work (Family-centered practice and family therapy), Hong Kong Polytechnic University
M.A. Counseling, Western Seminary (In progress)

 CERTIFICATIONS | MEMBERSHIPS:
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

 CLIENT POPULATION:
Adults
Couples
Adolescents
Children
Families

 AREAS OF FOCUS:
Anxiety
Autism
Depression
Emotional disturbance
Relationship issues
Self-esteem
Stress

 ABOUT SHIRLEY:
Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety? If you find it difficult to make friends or experience loneliness, come talk to me. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address your difficulties and build meaningful social connections.

I am there to walk beside you, listen and offer you my insights, and support you as together we look into whatever it is you bring. Counseling can help you to explore your difficulties and understand the emotions behind them. The process aims to help you find ways of managing your life, perhaps by seeing things differently or gaining a deeper understanding of what is happening or has happened to you. It can empower you to make changes and improve your relationships. Suffering may contain the seeds of wholeness, too.

I have experience working with a diverse range of clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, marital conflict, low self-esteem, stress, parenting, loss, grief, and anger issues. I also have training in using the arts and play to express feelings.

Reaching out for help can be difficult – but please be assured that I will offer you warmth and acceptance, with a calm, confidential, and safe space where you can explore what’s troubling you at your own pace. Through being heard, allowing the feeling, and being genuinely seen, things get better…