Ling Chen has a strong commitment to couples therapy, because she knows that many couples have difficulties, but they also have the ability to get through those difficult times. To her, a couple therapist is just like a lake. They are calm and inclusive. They help to reflect each partner’s inner hurt, fear, longing and vulnerability, so that couples are motivated to change and to be better.
With the desire to help couples improve their relationships, she transitioned from her successful career in the financial field to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. She was trained at The Family Institute at Northwestern University where she received her master in Marriage and Family Therapy. Before that, she received her bachelor's degree in economics in China.
She mainly works with couples struggling with a variety of challenges including infidelity, communication, anger, sexual issues, constant fighting, depression, anxiety and substance abuse. She is LGBTQIA+ affirming and use she/her pronouns. She was trained under a systemic and integrative framework that allows she to tailor treatment plans for clients with different backgrounds and concerns.
Being born and raised in China, she offers therapy in English and Mandarin.