Christina Tseng, LGMFT

Specialties: Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem

Specialties

Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem

Languages

English, Mandarin, Spanish

Age Group Focus

Children, Adolescents, Adults

Treatment Approaches

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Culturally Sensitive, Eclectic, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Feminist, Humanistic, Multicultural, Narrative, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Issues

Anxiety, Behavior Issues, Coping Skills, Depression, Family Conflict, Goal Setting, Immigration Issues, Marital / Premarital, Men’s Issues, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Women’s Issues

About Christina Tseng

Hi there! I’m a Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Maryland. My goal is to help you bring about lasting changes that will make you happy. What makes you (specifically you) happy could take many different forms. You may want to improve your relationship with your romantic partner, your relationship with your family, or even your relationship with yourself. I take a good hard look at the foundations of these relationships and walk you through ways to strengthen these relationships and create space for greater authenticity in those areas of your life. Education: I earned my Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Iona College and my Bachelors degree in Family Science from the University of Maryland College Park. I completed Level 1 and 2 of Essential Skills in Comprehensive Energy Psychology with the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. I identify as Asian American and am constantly wondering about what it’s like to view the world through two different looking glasses. I grew up knowing for a fact that there is no one right way to do things because every culture (and everybody) sees it differently. I also use Mandarin Chinese and Spanish in my sessions. I take the time to use the language that is more comfortable for you because I understand how important it is to understand how you see things. I offer a culturally competent and antiracist perspective to my therapy because nobody should be treated as less-than due to the uniqueness of their heritage. I identify as a woman (pronouns she:hers) and approach my therapeutic work through a feminist lens. For me, it means asking questions like: how can we heal women from the wounds caused by the patriarchy in a way that also allows men to feel confident in navigating an egalitarian relationship or an egalitarian society? How do we stop projecting the shame that we have received from our gender conditioning, and instead turn the shame into support for others? I believe we can do this together, without vilifying anyone. I draw from socio-cultural historic trends to explain how gender roles have impacted relationships, marriages, and our whole life. From there, I help you create the change you want to see in your relationships or with your relationship with yourself as it pertains to gender roles. For ex-pats and international clients, I provide a safe and understanding space to navigate cross-cultural issues and help you to process how your own identity may be impacted by different cultural experiences.

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