Ellen J. Lin, PH.D

Sex/Gender: Female
Pronouns: She / Her
Ethnicity: Taiwanese

It takes a tremendous amount of courage to be vulnerable in therapy, and I feel such privilege to be able to receive so many heart-wrenching stories over the years and being able to facilitate and witness healing and transformations.  You can expect to be received with much warmth and compassion as I invite you to disclose what you’re comfortable with—your history, cultural and familial context, and I will walk with you to facilitate and guide you toward a more grounded and centered you.  Using both therapy and coaching skills, I am collaboratively goal-oriented, will suggest homework, and will work with you to take sometimes difficult steps.

Clients often comment on my calming presence, my ability to dive into the depth of issues, that they start to learn about their own often-unconscious patterns, to start to recognize their strengths and reconnect to their confidence, and see overall improvement–-decreased reactivity, more relaxed, improved self-compassion, able to experience more joy, etc.  These will only happen if you, as the client, are actively engaged and follow through on what we discuss in the sessions, to practice the skills learned, to prioritize and commit to yourself.

I specialize in treating “trauma” (whether little “t” or big “T”) and anxiety at a deeper level, particularly for Asian Americans.  I don’t believe in simply alleviating symptoms (albeit important), but value digging deeper into and addressing the underlying patterns and mal/adaptive roots.


License Number: Psy19278
License State: California
Practice Information
Types of Insurance Accepted: Out of Network
San Jose, California, United States
Therapy Offered
Types of Therapy
Feminist, Somatic Experiencing, Interpersonal, Integrative, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Coaching, Attachment-based/Relational Therapy, Trauma-Focused, Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Burnout, Family Conflict, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Personal Growth, Relational Concerns, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues, Anxiety, Traumatic Grief, Emotion Regulation
Last modified: June 28, 2023

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