Jo-chen Hou

Degree:  PhD,  Bio-NeuroScience: Yale University;  MA, Psychology:  Moody Theological Seminary
License:  Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP)
Specialties:  Adolescents, Adults, ADD/ADHD, Anger, Adjustment Issues, Anxiety/Panic/Phobia, Autism Spectrum Disorders (formerly known as Asperger’s), Behavioral Problems, Christian Counseling, Co-dependency, Communication/Relational Issues, Depression, Divorce Recovery, Family Issues, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, Marital Counseling, Mood Disorders, Parenting Issues, Pre-Marital Counseling, Self-Control/Impulse Issues, Self-Esteem Issues, Stress Management, Women’s Issues

Biography:   Jo’s training has provided her with an opportunity to integrate a Christian worldview in order to provide a faith-based foundation to psychotherapy when needed.  Her clinical and research experience has included a clientele from very diverse backgrounds.  She particularly enjoys working with clients to resolve relational issues.  In addition to individual and couple’s therapy, she has enjoyed providing therapy to social skills groups for children on the Autism Spectrum.

Jo’s experience as a researcher/scientist in the life sciences and medical field have given her a wealth of knowledge with insight not commonly found in the therapy office.  She has also led parenting workshops, in both English and Mandarin Chinese, with an emphasis on applying knowledge of brain science to help develop parenting strategies while supporting the development of children’s minds and personalities.

Jo’s academic, vocational and life experience has equipped her to help clients understand their psychological difficulties, making connections between cutting-edge theories and everyday living, while being motivated to make the changes necessary for healing and improving their overall well-being.