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Post-Graduate Fellow
M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Northwestern University
B.A. in Psychological and Brain Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis
I Treat
15-20 Years Old
Young Adult
Older Adult
Couple & Marriage
Interracial Couples
Adoptive Families
Issues I Treat
Adoption Issues
Affairs & Infidelity
Anxiety Disorders
Child Behavioral Problems
Child-Parent Attachment Issues
College (Transition to)
Couples Conflict
Cultural Transition / Immigration Issues
Depression / Mood Disorders
Emotion Regulation Issues
Empty Nest Issues
Family of Origin Issues
Grief & Loss
LGB/TQ+ Identity & Relationships
Life Stage Transitions
Mediation / Conflict Resolution
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Racism Issues
School Refusal
School Stress
Step or Blended Families
Stress Management
Therapists in Therapy
Video Gaming
Types of Therapy
Couple Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
Integrative Systemic Therapy
Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RODBT)

Mingjia Chen (she/her) is a pre-licensed professional with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University. Through her professional training, Mingjia has worked with individuals, couples and families with a wide range of needs including conflict resolution, child behavior issues and stress management. Mingjia particularly enjoys working with families and couples experiencing conflict and communication issues, general stress management, identity exploration, acculturation challenges, etc. Mingjia is passionate about making the therapy room a space for healing and growth by guiding clients to identify and change patterns of constraining behaviors, thoughts and communication. Being trained in a systemic model, Mingjia tailors her treatment to each client’s needs by utilizing methods and tools from a variety of models.

Mingjia’s style of therapy is personable and warm, and she always tries to meet the clients where they are at. Having served underprivileged population in the Community Program at the Family Institute, Mingjia is aware of the unique impacts of cultural elements including race, ethnicity, sexual and gender identity, and religious beliefs, and she welcomes her clients to share their life experience with curiosity and openness. She believes that the journey of healing starts with a strong therapeutic relationship, and she collaborates with her clients to find their strengths within in order to achieve their therapeutic goals.


Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Out of Network Reimbursement
Self Pay