Maryanne Duan strongly believes that each individual was born with the potential to live a fulfilled life. However, life sometimes presents us with adverse circumstances, hurts and pains, and unwanted offenses that can hinder our ability to achieve what we deserve in life. She strives to provide you with a warm, trusting, and non-judgmental environment in which you can feel free to grieve, heal, and grow at your own pace. Among other things, Maryanne is passionate about building stronger relationships through effective communication, mutual understanding and acceptance between the partners. She views herself as an advocate of children and teens who are losing their trust and hope due to abuse, neglect, and other special circumstances.
Maryanne Duan is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (Lic. #94176) and a Doctoral Candidate in Applied Clinical Psychology. She specializes in individual, couple's, family, and group counseling. She offers services in English and Mandarin Chinese.
Maryanne Duan employs a collaborative, integrated, and interactive approach which target solutions to reach your primary goals through the transformation of your behavioral, thinking, and communication patterns. Through this modality, clients discover the hidden forces and motives, as well as experiences from their earlier lives that govern their current way of interacting with their environment and other people. More effective patterns of behavior and thinking can then be instilled to effectively address their unique personal life challenges. With authenticity, compassion and understanding, Maryanne Duan assists you in building on your personal strengths and individual resources to navigate through your journey to a better and happier life your desire and deserve.
Areas of Expertise
Maryanne works with a broad spectrum of clients with various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. With over 7000 hours of clinical experience, she has helped extensively individuals who experienced crisis, trauma, PTSD, difficulty in marital and family relationships, workplace conflicts, life stage transitions, grief and loss, low self-esteem, divorce and separation, infidelity, mood disorders, depression and anxiety, stress, and cultural adjustment in the USA.
She traveled to and has been trained in different countries in order to meet the demand of today's diverse clientele who are in need of effective and culturally appropriate coaching and counseling services.
Maryanne Duan acquired supervised training in a mental health outpatient clinic, working with individuals who were struggling with severe mental illnesses such as Major Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Personality Disorders, and Substance Dependency. She subsequently interned in a community counseling center where she provided counseling services to clients who experienced difficulties in marital and family relationships, communication and social interactions, job satisfaction, life after divorce, coping with grief and loss, overcoming depression and anxiety, and daily stress management. Maryanne Duan's additional experiences include crisis intervention and assessment, and psychological testing as a PsyD Intern.
Maryanne Duan provides services via Telephone and Skype/WeChat to individuals nationally and internationally as a certified life coach.
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Bachelor of Arts in English
Master of Art in Counseling Psychology
PsyD Intern - Clinical Psychology
Member California Association of Marriage Family Therapist
Member American Psychologicl Association
Chief of Bilingual Mental Health Division- Cross-cultural Association -Youth Club