I love your plans. I love your dreams. You might feel stuck or have thoughts in your mind that you won’t be able to fulfill them. You might wonder, “What am I doing right now?” I’m here to talk through your worries and concerns, and also talk about what you would like to do. This is a place where we can work together to understand yourself and your relationships better. We can build a plan for the things you are able to do now, and what you can work on later, so you don’t get overwhelmed.
I am a very compassionate person. I love learning what works for you so we can get a flow, to make progress. I give you tools and ideas, and you give me feedback. When you are feeling safe, that is the best moment to grow.
I will be very supportive of any sexual identity or orientation. For a lot of cultures and countries, being LGBTQIA+ is still taboo for a lot of people. I would like to help you consider how to communicate with your friends and family. If you experience shame, I can help you gain understanding and self-compassion. I hope you will learn to find pride in yourself and respect yourself.
I have been questioning my gender and sexuality since I was a teenager. I love to help people find their place. As you explore, it’s important that you are the one that frames yourself. Maybe you identify as a boy who also wears dresses sometimes. Maybe you are trans or nonbinary. Maybe you’re still figuring it all out. All of that is okay, and it can change over time. There’s no one path you have to be on – you just have to be you.
If you are an immigrant, you might experience some confusion when navigating being LGBTQIA in your home country then in America. You might feel pressure to be out in a way that doesn’t feel safe. Together we can talk about what you need. You can decide your safe boundaries and keep yourself more comfortable, while also living authentically.
I am an immigrant who just moved from Taiwan. I love my home, I love my friends, and I miss them. Immigration is a big decision and it can be hard, no matter if you moved with your family or by yourself. You may feel lonely and find it hard to have a feeling of belongingness. I listen to you with understanding so you feel supported. I speak Chinese and Japanese, and I am passionate about serving these communities.
Immigration and identity, family and friends. All these dynamics influence relationships, and we know relationships matter. I also work with couples and families to strengthen their relationships so they can be more healthy and open. Sometimes we care about our loved ones so much that we even forget ourselves, sometimes we have values which are different from our parents and we do not have the courage to tell. I am here to help you communicate better and thrive with your important ones.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate with the State of Washington (#MG61424359). I regularly seek consultation from colleagues as well as my licensed supervisor, Katherine Walter, MSW, LICSW, CSW-G (LICSW #LW 60136151).
Wen offers individual, couple, and family counseling. She sees teens (age 15+) and adults.
Important: If this is a crisis or you need immediate support, please call the Crisis Clinic at (206) 461-3222 or go to your nearest emergency room. Catalyst Counseling cannot provide emergency services.