DepartmentPsychological Health Center
Dr. Chou is a Chinese American who received her bachelor degree in English Literature at Tamkang University in Taiwan. She then went to the University of Minnesota and received her Master degree in educational psychology with a focus in counseling. She finished an internship at Boston Medical Center, and then in 2000, received her Doctorate degree in clinical psychology at Argosy University in the Twin Cities. Dr. Chou then worked at Asian Bicultural Clinic at Gouverneur Healthcare in New York City for 6 years, serving a patient base mostly composed of Chinese immigrants. In 2006, she joined the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University as a postdoctoral research scientist to study how psychosocial factors impact the Chinese patients and their families with severe mental disorders. She also did research at New York University and research institute affiliated with state level hospital. At the same time, Dr. Chou continued to work as a therapist in the community.
Before joining Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Chou has worked as a psychologist in private practice settings for 5 years and developed expertise treating people with anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, marital and relational issues in adults, as well as children with behavioral and psychological issues.
Dr. Chou has two licenses in New York and New Jersey. As a Chinese who has lived and worked in the United States, she is very sensitive and aware of the cross-cultural issues people may experience. Dr. Chou is an avid practitioner in meditation and can integrate both Eastern and Western approaches in therapy.