Amy (Mu-Tien) Tseng, ME.d/ Ed.S, LMFTA
“People build up walls not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down” –Socrates
Every therapy is like an adventure in which I embark on with clients. I am passionate about creating and holding a safe space for you as you walk through life’s dark and painful seasons, and explore and access the significant resources of love, creativity, and healing that are within you. I value therapeutic relationships and believe that change and growth take root most deeply within a compassionate, safe, and nonjudgmental environment.
My professional interests include working with couples, children, and individuals experiencing relationship concerns, life transitions, anxiety and depression, conflict with family of origin, parenting challenges, and trauma (survivors of sexual assault, child abuse, intimate partner violence; suicide loss survivors). My theoretical orientation encompasses a combination of Humanistic-Existential, family systems, and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). My approach to therapy advocates a wellness model that emphasizes strengths, collaboration, multicultural awareness, and empowerment. I believe that most problems experienced by human beings have a relational component to it. People are not the problem. Rather, it is the problem that is affecting the relationship and the individuals within the system. I also incorporate play therapy techniques, trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and creative interventions with children clients.
As a bilingual Mandarin-speaking therapist, I have worked in a community mental health organization where I served the marginalized and vulnerable ethnic communities. I received my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Florida and completed my graduate training at a university counseling center and psychiatric hospital where I worked with children, teens, college students, and adults with diverse challenges.