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Rita Wong

School

Lesley University, Master�s in Expressive Therapies and Mental Health Counseling

License

LPCC #9292 (Expires: 2023-02-28)

Years of experience

18
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Wong, in my Chinese last name, means yellow - the color of light. I believe a therapist's role is to bring light for clients to see for themselves what's in front of them in order to choose or make the next move in their life situations. I enjoy this role of witnessing clients self-discovery journeys while facilitating and providing support in the process. My clinical training was in Expressive Therapies (music) and mental health counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) as well as a nationally board-certified music therapist (MT-BC) with an expressive-arts-therapy-based approach. I have worked with clients from age 0-100+ and I found learning moments in serving every population. I worked with children and families in early childhood intervention programs, school-aged individuals in a community counseling program, students with special needs, teenagers in intensive residential treatment, adults with disabilities, older adults with age-related issues, and families needing end-of-life emotional support. I have learned many counseling/therapy skills and embraced the arts in healing. I am a therapist with an integrative approach. I like to invite my clients to explore their own creative expressions. A fun fact about me: growing up in British colonial Hong Kong, I learned the concept of "ambivalence" (two cultures, two languages) and therefore I can relate to the "stuck in-between things" feeling, which can be common amongst teens, quite well. Outside of my Daybreak time, I love reading an actual book, seeing the colors green, orange, yellow in nature, listening to music in a different language, biking uphill then down, and hugging all the important people in my life.

Speciality areas

Learning Differences (Dyslexia)
Relationships with Peers
Immigration/Immigrant Family
Cultural Diversity/Acculturation
Academic Stress
Grief/Loss
Neurodiversity (ADHD, ASD, Sensory Processing Disorders)

Also experienced with

Learning Differences (Dyslexia)
Relationships with Peers
Immigration/ Immigrant Family
Cultural Diversity/ Acculturation
Academic Stress
Grief/Loss
Neurodiversity (ADHD, ASD, Sensory Processing Disorders)

Therapeutic approaches

CBT
Psychodynamic
Solution-Focused
Motivational Interviewing
Relational