Chen Liang

Doctoral Psychology Intern

Doctoral Psychology Intern


I was born and raised in Shenyang, Liaoning, China and received my Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology from Beijing Sport University. Prior to coming to the U.S., I worked as a journalist/public relations assistant in Beijing and Shanghai. I earned my Master’s in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Northwest Missouri State University and am receiving my Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. My clinical training is primarily focused on working with college students, while I have also gained experience in working with children, families, and adults in a low-income community mental health clinic.

My therapeutic style is relational and collaborative. I view our therapeutic relationship as the foundation and fuel for our work and therapy as going on adventures together. I also strive to create a unique approach for each client and accommodate each individual's needs. My theoretical orientation is integrative, which includes relational-cultural therapy (RCT), existential-humanistic therapy, trauma-informed care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and psychodynamic therapy. I am particularly interested in serving student athletes, international students, and graduate students. My clinical areas of interest include intersectionality, LGBTQIA+ identity development, relationship concerns, academic distress, trauma, and existential concerns. Additionally, I am interested in outreach and consultation, through which I wish to cultivate systematic changes.

I enjoy traveling, watching sports, movies, and TV shows, listening to music, connecting with friends, trying new food, working out, and hanging out with my cat.

Supervision Style

I strive to be a supervisor who cares about my supervisees as both clinicians and human beings. I am supportive, empathetic, collaborative, while also challenge my supervisees based on their developmental levels. It is important that my supervisees do ethical and effective work, develop their own identities as clinicians, and grow in the directions they choose personally and professionally.