Han Ren

Ph.D.

Culturally-grounded, compassionate, social justice informed therapy for recovering perfectionists

Psychologist in Austin, TX

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Services
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

My Background and Approach

You've worked hard to make it this far, so why does it still feel dissatisfying? My passion is to help individuals of all ages navigate the pressures of high achievement and the pursuit of success. Are you or your child an overachiever? Over thinker? Overwhelmed? Striving for perfection comes with a cost. You don't have to live with that stress, anxiety, and depression. As a school psychologist (LSSP) and former educator, I've developed a deep appreciation for balancing school, work, and life obligations. Let me help you find that balance. I use evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness in combination with a relational approach that emphasizes trust, safety, and the therapeutic relationship. My clients find that therapy brings understanding, compassion, and ease to their lives. We will work together to build an individualized plan for your goals.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a Chinese-American immigrant, I understand the unique challenges of assimilation in an immigrant family. I take a culturally mindful approach to every case and am especially sensitive to the acculturation process and intergenerational differences. I aim to help families improve communication and arrive at mutual understanding. We are all doing the best we can with what we know. Sometimes our parents fall short. Despite best intentions, children of immigrants often carry the childhood wounds of invalidating parenting and attachment disruptions. Growing up as a "third culture kid" in a family coping with the traumas of immigration, I get it. On the flip side, as a mother of two young children, I'm reckoning with integrating my tiger parenting roots with western individualistic approaches and expectations. Whether you're the child or the parent (or both), finding your way to health and balance across cultures and life roles is hard. Let's figure it out together.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English, 中文 (普通话)
  • Rate: $150 - 175/session

Info

5125882426 Email Han
1907 North Lamar Blvd
Suite 230
Austin, TX 78705

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