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Yueher (Emilie) Ma, PhD, SEP
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland-College Park (UMD)(APA-accredited program)
M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland-College Park
M.S., Counseling/Counselor Education, Indiana University-Bloomington (CACREP-accredited program)
B.A., English, National Taiwan Normal University
Psychologist, United Psychological Services
Psychologist, ReAnKos Counseling Center
Psychotherapist, Student Counseling Services, University of British Columbia, Canada
Psychotherapist, UMD Student Counseling Center
Psychotherapist, UMD Student Health Center
Speaker, United Psychological Services
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Psychology & Social Work, National Defense University, Taiwan
Instructor & Teaching Assistant, Psychology Dept., University of Maryland-College Park
Certified English Teacher, Hai-shan Senior High School & Jong-ping Junior High School, New Taipei, Taiwan
Committee member, International Affairs Section of Taiwan Counseling Psychology Association (TWCPA)
Committee member, International Affairs-Multiculturalism Section of Taiwan Counseling Psychologist Union (TCPU)
In-depth self exploration, chronic anxiety/depression, addictions, relationship issues (e.g., family-of-origin, couples and interpersonal issues), trauma recovery (esp. complex trauma), personality adaptations, etc.
I have been offering guidance/counseling services for individuals, couples and families for over a decade. My therapeutic approach is focused on facilitating mental “health,” guiding people to move from disconnection to reconnection, from polarization to balance, from fragmentation to integrated wholeness. My specialty is trauma recovery work, especially for complex trauma, which is often manifested in chronic anxiety/depression, addictions, fragile/inflated sense of self, troubled relationships, etc. The ultimate goal of my job as a psychotherapist is to help you discover, strengthen and trust your "inner gauge," so that you can turn to it confidently for answers without the need for my assistance.
Before you send out an appointment request, please first ask yourself, "Am I really ready to do the work?" My clinical experience has repeatedly borne this out: When you are not ready for therapy, you will not be able to see or hear me, and I will not be able to experience the real you, either. Coming into therapy reluctantly, you may not only waste time, money and energy, but, eventually, feel bad about yourself for "failing" in life yet again. However, if you are ready to embark on this mysterious journey, you will be surprised by many unexpected encounters along the way, first of all, by listening to your own inner voice. You will learn to trust yourself, realize your potentials, and release your internal power. You will, little by little, change your life from inside out!