Gisela Lin Bio
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.
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.Ed., Counseling, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Counseling and Testing Service, University of Houston
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
Fellow, American Psychological Association (Div. 45 - 2005, Div. 52 - 2011, Div. 35 - 2014, and Div. 17 - 2017)
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.
Integrative with an emphasis on multicultural counseling framework, and cognitive behavioral case conceptualization and techniques.