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-Children, Adolescents and Adults (5+)
-Immigrants, Refugees/Asylum Seekers/BIPOC
-Trans and Non-Binary Affirming
-Relationship Issues/Biracial Relationships
-Grief & Loss
-Acculturation & Immigration Issues
-Attachment & Family of Origin Issues
-Neurodiversity (ADHD, etc)
-Sex & Body Positive
-Anxiety & Depression
Iris does not accept insurance. Fees are on a sliding scale which will be agreed upon before meeting for a full session.
50-minute session for individuals: $35-$100
50-minute session for families and relationships: $35-$100;
80-minute session for families and relationships: $50-$150.
Iris Chiang, Clinical Intern
I believe that the systems of modern mental health counseling were built on oppressive systems of power and privilege (e.g., patriarchal and white dominated ideals). My approach is informed from a multicultural and social justice lens because I believe that your experience is implicitly and explicitly impacted by culture and systems at large. It is my job to provide awareness and education within these social contexts in our therapeutic relationship. I aim to assist in the positive change of society through providing services as a mental health counselor, advocating for the disadvantaged, and being a steward to the community.
I am person-centered and trauma- informed, and I integrate multiple theories, such as liberation psychology, attachment theory, polyvagal theory, and internal family systems (IFS) into my work with clients. I am passionate about working with QTBIPOC folk, immigrants, and refugees experiencing the complexities involved with having marginalized identities including culture shock, acculturation, assimilation, marginalization, language/cultural barriers, and mental health stigma. I use collaborative and strengths-based socioculturally attuned modalities and earnestly intend to provide an emotionally safe and welcoming therapeutic space, where you experience unconditional acceptance for your whole personhood.
I am a social justice-oriented counseling intern specializing in creative arts therapy. I believe in providing affirmative mental health care to intersectional marginalized communities through an anti-oppressive lens.
In our work together, we will use an intersectional framework to explore how the many facets of your identity impact you and will use verbal and non-verbal modalities to help you achieve your goals. I will work collaboratively with you to address your struggles and concerns and together we will choose long-term goals for you that are meaningful and measurable. On this therapeutic journey, my goal is to provide a safe, judgmental-free space for you.
My worldview and theoretical approach is multicultural, social justice informed, feminist, humanistic and trauma-informed. I integrate multiple theories in my work, such as liberation psychology, attachment theory, polyvagal theory, and internal family systems (IFS)
I also offer art and creativity-based therapy techniques in session as an additional form of expression- I believe people have the potential to engage in creativity if given the opportunity. There is no right or wrong way to do creative therapies and you do not need previous art experience to participate!
Outside of counseling, I love visiting new places and painting murals. I enjoy a good hike and camping under the stars. The rest of my time is spent traveling, cooking, reading, gardening, and making art. I am looking forward to connecting and creating with you!
Professional training & memberships...
I am a master’s level student in the clinical mental health counseling program at Antioch University Seattle with a specialization in art therapy. I earned a bachelor of arts degree in Psychological Sciences and Art Studies from Belmont University.
I am a member of the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association (WMHCA).