I am so happy to announce that Selina Chan, AMFT is working as a therapist with children and teens at my practice!
Selina is excited to be the newest member of Kera's practice seeing children and teens! In addition to private practice, Selina works as an Associate Marriage Family Therapist with CASSY (Counseling and Support Services for Youth) serving two of the elementary schools in the Milpitas Unified school district as a school-based therapist; and when she is on school breaks, she works as a per diem Mental Health Clinician at Momentum for Mental Health Services in San Jose working with adults with mental health needs. Selina believes in finding congruency in oneself. As Virginia Satir says, "Our challenge now is to develop human beings with values: moral, ethical, and humanistic. For me, this means learning how to be congruent, and that leads to becoming more fully human. When we achieve that, we will be able to enjoy the most wonderful planet and the life that inhabits it."
Selina received her Master degree in Counseling with a Marriage Family Emphasis from Palo Alto University. Prior to her Marriage Family Therapy degree, she worked as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) at San Mateo County Hospital's Inpatient Psychiatric unit, Psychiatric Emergency, long term care units for 14 years.
Her passion is to help people discover and enhance their growth, independence, and well-being. She enjoys working with adults, families, children, and youth helping them discover and find their strengths, sense of well-being, and meaningful relationships. These may be individuals who are facing the struggles of anxiety, depression, behavioral challenges, and transitional changes. She uses therapy techniques that are client focused and Humanistic based, experiential techniques such as creative expressions, Sand Play and Play Therapy well as evidenced based models-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Selina loves hiking with her dog, Buckwheat; traveling, hanging out with friends, and taking creative art classes. Selina looks forward to building a supportive authentic relationship with you!
Selina Chan, AMFTAssociate Marriage Family Therapist # 91731