Q1 If I’m looking for a psychotherapist for counseling service, does that mean I am abnormal?
Absolutely not. Therapy is the greatest gift you can give yourself. If you consistently apply the tools you are given, therapy may make all your relationships more skillful, more ease-filled, and more harmonious. The cultural myth is that only people who seek therapy are somehow “sick” or “not normal.” The reality is that more and more people are discovering that therapy helps them more quickly counteract and unlearn disruptive behavioral patterns or lines of thinking that prevent them from reaching their fullest potential.
Q2 My friends and family are comforting, why do I still need a psychotherapist?
A2 Having a complete support system is definitely helpful for your mental health. However, family members and friends that have never gone through psychotherapy training may not have the full skill-set when handling and digesting one’s out-pouring of emotions. I, as a professional psychotherapist, am trained to listen to your feelings and questions, to provide nonjudgmental support, and to skillfully facilitate you to learn, explore and grow in a safe environment.
Q3 What is Drama Therapy? Why use Drama Therapy?
A3 As always, you customize your therapy experience. I can provide you with the optional tools of drama therapy — when you feel comfortable, and when you feel it’s appropriate. For instance, we might use puppets or sand play, experience others’ perspectives by role playing, or playing with storytelling.

The National Association for Drama Therapy, describes drama therapy as “the intentional use of drama and/or theater processes to achieve therapeutic goals.” Drama Therapy usually does not require a formal performance. Simple dialogue, role-playing, or improvisational story telling can be part of Drama Therapy as well.

We use Drama Therapy because in the integrative healing process talking is, sometime, not enough. Have you experienced the moment that you cognitively knew what you need to do, but you just couldn’t do it? The creative arts engage both the mind and the body, this kind of work can lead to more of a sense of wholeness and connection. Action methods engage both hemispheres of the brain, as well as the limbic system (where emotions are processed). When your insights and healing moments are integrated into the body, you are practicing the new way of being both behaviorally and psychologically.
Q4 Do I need to have drama/theatre or art experience to partake in any of our services?
A4 Not at all. Sometimes it’s hard to express what we’re feeling with words. Using our body and facial expressions, we can more easily communicate what we’re going through. We have a wide range of drama and and arts-based approaches that anyone can feel comfortable with. Our use of drama and arts-based approaches are slowly and intentionally integrated with talk therapy, which makes it perfect for most shy clients. Based on your path and your acceptance of drama and arts approaches, I will adjust the work content, and I will respect your willingness to participate in these approaches.
Q5 What happens in the therapy room? Is it confidential?
A5 We will start off with a basic intake interview, then — as appropriate — I may suggest non-verbal ways to help you to clarify where you are with current issues and achieve your therapeutic goals. All processes are completely confidential. My first priority is to my relationship with you, my client. Unless I’m either subpoenaed by a court order or believe my clients are about to cause danger to themselves or someone else, I will not share pertinent information with anyone — including law enforcement, unless absolutely necessary.
Q6 I am interested in working with you. What’s next? Do I need to prepare anything specifically?
A6 I am glad that you are interested in working with me. You don’t have to prepare any materials before our first session. You may feel slightly nervous or anxious at the beginning,which is very normal. Just click “CONTACT” and leave me a message, and I will contact you as soon as possible so we can address any further questions you might have.
Q1 找心理治療師做諮商,代表我不正常嗎?
A1 當然不是。一般認為只有生病的人才需要專業協助,其實有越來越多人為了提高生活品質、增進人際關係和和諧、或預防心理疾病也主動尋求長期或短期心理諮商的服務。
Q2 找家人或朋友傾訴就好了,為何還需要專業的心理諮商師?
A2 有一完備的支持系統絕對是有助於心理健康的,但有時沒有受過專業訓練的家人、朋友會因為無法消化大量的他人情緒而產生心理負擔,也許您需要一個受過專業訓練的心理師來傾聽您的感受和問題、提供不帶批判的陪伴支持、和在安全的環境中有技巧地協助您探索與成長。
Q3 什麼是戲劇治療? 為什麼使用戲劇治療?
A3 美國全國戲劇治療協會將其定義為:「有意地使用戲劇或劇場歷程來達成治療性目標。」戲劇治療通常不需要正式的演出,而每一個人的治療經驗都獨一無二、客製化的。我會依照您的接受程度和意願提供適合的戲劇治療元素,像是運用沙遊、玩偶進行對話;透過角色扮演來了解他人觀點;或者即興地說故事都可以是戲劇治療的一部分。

我們使用戲劇治療做為療癒的一部份,因為有時候口語諮商有其限制。你是否曾經有過「我知道我應該要…, 但我就是做不到!」的經驗?運用創造性藝術做為媒材時,你的認知、身體與心理都同時參與其中,此為更具整體性的全人療癒。戲劇治療,同時活化你的左右腦和邊緣系統(包含情緒和記憶中樞),因此當新的覺察和療癒發生時,你的身心都在練習新的行為模式,可以更有效率的促進改變的發生。

Q4 需要有戲劇或藝術的相關經驗嗎?
A4 完全不需要。戲劇和藝術相關的方法都是循序漸進的因此也很適合內向的人,我會依照您對戲劇或藝術媒材的接受程度來調整工作內容,並且百分之百尊重您的意願。
Q5 在諮商室裡會發生什麼事? 全程保密嗎?
A5 首先會進行基本的晤談,接下來我會依照您的狀況和意願斟酌使用口語諮商和創造性藝術/戲劇治療,一起找出最適合您的方式來達到你的諮商目標。基本上所有的過程都是完全保密的,除非法院命令或涉及緊急危險才有可能提出最低限度的報告。
Q6 我有興趣和你一起成長,接下來該怎麼做?需要準備什麼?
A6 很高興您有興趣與我一起成長,您不需要額外準備任何材料或道具。如果有輕微的緊張或焦慮都是非常正常的,只要點擊”CONTACT”留言給我,我會主動與您聯繫和進行更進一步的說明=)
Q7 時間和費用?
A7 個人諮商,伴侶或家庭諮商請來信詢價(提供滑動費率)
工作坊價錢及時數請參照workshop.