Radiant Marriage and Family Therapy

With Liz Chang, LMFT

Collaborative, culturally responsive, trauma-informed, and strengths-based therapy for individuals, couples, and families

For people who want a better relationship with themselves, with each other, and with those around them

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To thrive while in the struggles of life is a challenge, and I'm here to say that your circumstances do not have the final say when it comes to the way you think, feel, act, and engage in relationships.


At Radiant MFT, my role as a therapist is to encourage and support you in facing those feelings; provide helpful strategies, information, and tools where relevant; and collaborate with you in discovering new ways for you to engage with yourself internally and in your relationships. With warmth, wellness, and wholeness at the core, ​we'll work together to better understand you and your history in order to shift the internal loops, relational dynamics, and maladaptive patterns that you feel stuck in.

My style of therapy draws from various modalities, including Narrative Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

I look forward to working with you.

Liz Chang, LMFT

 

Professional Background

Education & Licensure

  • MS Marriage and Family Therapy, Seattle Pacific University (2014)

  • Medical Family Therapy Certificate (2014)

  • WA State LMFT license no: LF61042898

  • NY State LMFT license no: 001420

  • NJ State LMFT license no: NJDCATEMP-025396

  • AAMFT member since 2012

Individuals & Couples Therapy

  • Couples Communication workshops at a local community church in Queens, NY (2019-2020)

  • Couples therapy for dating, cohabiting, engaged, married, and separated couples in New York, NY. Experienced in working with LGBTQ+ individuals/couples. (2018-present)

  • Individual therapy for clients experiencing relationship distress in dating, family, work, and peer relationships in New York, NY (2018-present)

Child and Family Therapy

  • Child and Family Therapist for children 5-18, the parents, and the family at a community mental health agency in Burien, WA (2014-2017)

  • Intern Therapist for children 5-18 years old and their families at a community mental health agency in Burien, WA (2012-2014)

Substance Abuse Counseling

  • Family therapist at an intensive outpatient center for adolescents and young adults recovering from drug/alcohol addiction in New York, NY (2017-2018)

  • Adolescent substance abuse prevention and early intervention counselor in White Center, WA (2014-2017)

  • Mental health clinician internship at a Suboxone clinic for adults in Lakewood, WA (2013-2014)

Research

  • Equity and Inclusion research subcommittee at a community mental health agency in Burien, WA (2016-2017)

  • Qualitative Study of the psychological experiences of Korean missionary "kids" (2016-2017)
    Published article: Paul Youngbin Kim, Hee-Sun Cheon, Jung Hee Hyun, Elizabeth S. Chang, & Hee Chong David Yoo (2016): Psychological experiences of Korean missionary “kids” (MKs): a qualitative inquiry, Mental Health, Religion & Culture, DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2017.1310830

  • Qualitative Study of the mental health disparity among Korean-Americans in the Greater Seattle Area (2013-2016)
    Published article: Hee-Sun Cheon, Elizabeth Chang, Paul Youngbin Kim & Jung Hee Hyun (2016): Mental health disparities impacting Christian Korean Americans: a qualitative examination of pastors’ perspectives, Mental Health, Religion & Culture, DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2016.1213712

  • Qualitative Study of help-seeking attitudes among Asian-Americans (2015)
    Published article: Kim, P. Y., Kendall, D. L., & Chang, E. S. (2015). Emotional self-control, interpersonal shame, and racism as predictors of help-seeking attitudes among Asian Americans: An application of the intrapersonal–interpersonal-sociocultural framework. Asian American Journal of Psychology. Advance online publication. DOI:10.1037/aap0000032

  • Qualitative study of children and their view of God, Literature Review (2010-2011)

Primary Areas of Interest

  • Interracial, Interethnic, & Intercultural Couples

  • Adult family relationships

  • Adolescent and young adult identity development

  • Adult children of parents with addiction/mental illness

  • Mild substance abuse and other addictive habits

 

It takes courage to be true to ourselves and to bring our whole selves into our relationships.
At Radiant MFT, may you find hope and empowerment to be you and do you in a way that is authentic and kind towards you, your relationships, and your community.
- Liz Chang, LMFT