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Licenses and Qualifications

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

University of Washington, Master of Social Work (MSW)


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, United States Washington State Department of Health


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, United States Washington State Department of Health


Child Mental Health Specialist, United States Washington State King County


Minority Mental Health Specialist, United States Washington State King County

Experience

2006
ROOTS Young Adults Shelter, Seattle, USA. Homeless youth and adults Counselor.

2007 ~ 2008
Full Life Care, Seattle, USA. Geriatric Social Worker and Counselor.

2009 ~ 2012
Chinese Information and Service Center, Seattle, USA. Adult and Geriatric Social Worker and Counselor.r

2012 ~ 2013
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, USA. Organ Transplant Inpatient Unit Social Worker and Counselor.

2013 ~ 2015
Asian Counseling and Referral Service, Seattle, USA. Children, Youth and Family Clinical Psychotherapist.

2015 ~ 2016
Neighborcare Health School Base Clinic, Seattle, USA. Children Clinical Psychotherapist

2016 ~ present
BetterHelp Online Counseling, California, USA. International E-Counselor.

Art therapy

Jono is an individual and family psychotherapist licensed in the United States with over 10 years of experience working with children, adults and families. He was originally from Hong Kong while having studied abroad in Australia and worked in the United States. Having been an immigrant and relocating many times, he is very sensitive to cultural differences and beliefs that are across the world. As a counselor graduated from the University of Washington with a master of social work, he has partnered with many clients in their journey of overcoming depression, adjustment, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, family conflicts and substance abuse. His whole-person strength-based warm therapy approach prioritizes on a person's dignity, empowerment, comfort and success. He specializes in creatively designing a tailor made recovery plan together with clients, applying a wide range of therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Art Therapy, Family Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy to address the needs of individuals and families, also re-discovering hope and healing in the process. Jono understands that life can be difficult sometimes for all of us in the face of changes, chronic struggles and overwhelming hardships. However he believes that our past don't decide our future and no one should walk alone in life, especially when things are hard. He is a sensitive and gentle counselor who prioritizes on client's comfort, empowerment and success.

Specialization

Jono specializes in providing effective counseling and psychotherapy for people experiencing unreasonable stress, adjustment issues, short-term and chronic depression, anger management problems, anxiety disorders (such as social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and panic disorder), alcohol and substance abuse. He also specializes in working with trauma, domestic violence, childhood abuse and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). He is a certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist in the United States. Jono also specializes in working with parents and children in building understanding and harmony. He has been conducting parenting workshops in the United States for more than 7 years, addressing the needs of parents and children while assisting them to see their dreams come true. Jono's experience in working with school age children and their parents made him a popular speaker and counselor in the community and in schools.

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