More than 9 years of providing clinical therapy to individuals, couples, families, and children. Licensed and experienced.
Specializations: Relationships, couples counseling, motivation and confidence, self-esteem, depression/anxiety, grief, and identity counseling.
My private practice is located in Brea, California.
Clinical Experiences, Publications, Awards, and Credentials:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Published writer for Family Process- Clinical journal for practitioners
Published writer for Journal of Feminist Family Therapy
Presenter at the American Family Therapy Academy in 2009 & 2010
My own private practice in Brea, CA
Crittenton Services for Children and Family (residential setting and foster family)
Pepperdine Community Counseling Center (outpatient mental health)
Village of Hope, Orange County Rescue Mission (residential setting)
Appointed therapist for running a Substance Abuse/Misuse Group at Orange County Rescue Mission
Appointed therapist for running a Domestic Violence Group at Orange County Rescue Mission
City of Diamond Bar- Senior Grief Group
Received the President's Volunteer Service Award from the Corporation for National & Community Service in 2012
Therapy centers on Recovery-Oriented approaches (Narrative Therapy & Post Modern)
More about Myself:
I strive to be warm, respectful, and compassionate in conversations. My practice embraces recovery-oriented approaches, in which people are not the problem, problems are the problems. This is a non-blaming, non-shaming view that opens the possibility to distance yourself from the problems you're experiencing, regain a sense of control and agency back from the problems, live in empowering ways, and finally, step closer to your hopes and dreams.
I have had experience working with folks from all walks of life with a wide range of concerns, and have been humbled by people's unwavering resiliency in the face of adversity. I center my work around tapping into the uniqueness and competencies of individuals, by collaborating and walking alongside of their hopes and dreams, as well as developing steady grounds to stand on in the midst of turmoil. There is great respect given to each person's struggles and diverse backgrounds, and an aspiration to discover and sustain values and wisdom based on one's lived experiences.
I am passionate about what I do. I genuinely believe a good therapist is not someone who claims to understand, but someone who always tries his/her best to understand. To better personal growth and ensure the highest quality of care, I continue to learn from the folks I meet with and from my professional field, by reading, conversing, writing, and reflecting. I also believe in giving-back endeavors. Thus I devote a fair amount of time volunteering and providing counseling services to underprivileged members in local communities.
More details about Recovery-Oriented approaches:
I have extensive training and clinical experience in practicing Narrative and Post Modern Therapy, which focus on the meaning in which one constructs one's life, the stories that influenced these constructions, and the socio-cultural-political forces that help shape our identities. Narrative Therapy holds the premise that our identities are informed by narratives, whether uniquely personal (e.g., the stories that we know and tell about ourselves and the stories that others know and tell about us) or culturally influenced (e.g., dominant cultural ideas about who we are and our worthiness). Depending on the kinds of identity conclusions we embrace, they can either empower or subjugate our sense of who we are. I believe that people are "multi-storied" and that the emergence of problems reflect people's distanced relationship with their own knowledge, skills, and commitments. Special attention is devoted to help folks in regaining their life from problems and developing "richer knowings" of themselves, in addition to deconstructing dominant discourses that may have undermined people's abilities, efforts, and values. This is a strength-based, meaning-based, and active approach that lay the foundation for living in empowering ways and weaving the threads of agentive possibilities.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LMFT #52220 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
My boyfriend and I recently started couples therapy with Hsiao-Chieh Chiu, and I’m so glad I found her through one of her relationship presentations on the BetterHelp platform. She has a very calm and mindful approach to her counseling, and asks very relevant and thought-provoking questions that help facilitate growth. Very grateful to continue this journey with her as our counselor.
Excellent and caring! Highly recommend
Jane is amazing, super responsive, and provides actionable advice. I've been recommending BetterHelp to everyone because of her.
My experiences, thus far have been beneficial. Counseling is an ongoing process, especially if you are trying to work through past events. I believe Hsiao-Chieh Chiu has the patience and knowledge to assist in that.
She is amazing.
I've received counseling from Jane for a couple months and I highly recommend her. She is a good listener, caring, and knowledgeable. I feel like she gives me the tools and insights I need to deal with my situation.
She is so kind. I feel like she really listens to me, and is dedicated to help.
I have not been in therapy in long time and it was really hard to reach out for help but Jane has made it easier. She is very caring and thoughtful.
Jane helped me get through some very tough episodes. I wasn't the most consistent patient, but her kindness and patient listening were outstanding, and I'm very grateful to her.
Hsiao-Chieh Chiu is incredible. As a fellow therapist, I understand that building rapport and trust is key to any good counseling relationship. Hsiao-Chieh Chiu accomplished this during the first session! I very much appreciate her thoughtful inquiry, compassion and guidance. I highly recommend her!
I think she is very helpful, kind and understanding.
She has helped me more than I could have believed. Hsiao-Chieh has been nothing but a pleasure to work with and I don't think I could feel more comfortable with anyone else. Thank you for everything Hsiao-Chieh, I really appreciate it!
I feel completely understood and comforted everyday by my interactions with Jane. She has helped me tremendously generate positive experiences out of each day. With her frequent responses, I always feel like I have someone on my team. I am very grateful for her positive presence and continuous support in my life.
Jane is very helpful and understanding. She takes everything in and is able to help break down core areas to focus on. I have gotten a lot out of my talks with her. If you are in doubt or unsure about what you are looking for, but understand that counseling can help, reach out to her.
Dr. Chiu has been very helpful to me in the few conversations we have had. She is getting to the root of my issue and I believe will be able to help me resolve it. She is well educated, experienced, and empathetic to my situation. I am happy to have found her. She is also very patient with me.
Great, thoughtful responses.
For anyone looking for understanding, perspective, or inner peace, I highly recommend talking to a professional such as Hsiao-Chieh.
Jane has been so helpful in her responses; in making me put a structure to my thoughts and gain a better understanding of my emotions. I respect her feedback and love her probing questions which lead me to think more and reflect. I owe her a lot, and I appreciate her a lot.
Jane always listens patiently, and comes up with insightful questions pointing straight toward the core of my issues. She brings me to realize the other side of me that truly shines, and walks me through issues and guides me to use my own power to solve problems.
She is caring and her words are empowering. To me, Jane is both a professional counselor and a friend. Conversations with her are always pleasant and free from pressure.
Both people around me and I could see the progress I made in the past few weeks, and I am keep gaining positive attitudes toward challenges in my life.
Jane is my first counselor and she will be the last one! Thank you Jane:)
Jane aka Hsiao-Chieh Chiu has been an amazing voice of reason in my life. She has helped clarify and validate my experience. My feelings and emotions are not just a whirlwind of reactions and impulses anymore. They are lights that lead me to a better version of myself.
Chiu has helped me tremendously in the past few weeks. I have made real progress and am feeling much more in control of my life. She is the only person who has not made me feel judged for needing the help I do. Thank you!
Thank you. So far you have been a great help to talk through my thoughts..
She is amazingly nice and wants to get to know me and my real details and issues. I have only been with her for a couple of weeks but she is understanding and helps me think from a different perspective.
Hsiao-Chieu has been very supportive to me during a difficult transition in my life. She responds promptly to my messages with a deep understanding, and thoughtful inquiries that have led to new insights. Thank you Jane!
I do enjoy Chiu. She is very easy to talk to and has me feel at ease all the time. This is my first time on an online site like this. I couldn't have asked for anyone better. I would highly recommend her.
Jane has been a great counselor. Very well versed in processes of therapy, structured in her approach and maintains great notes from the first session. She has a remarkable ability to recall past topics and bring the conversation back to previous revelations. Also would like to provide she is by far the most supportive therapist I've worked with.
Jane has been a huge help to me and my issues. She always responds quickly and has reassured me numerous times that I'm doing well and growing. I don't think I'd be where I am today if it wasn't for Jane.
I've been messaging with Hsiao-Chieh Chiu for about a month and have decided to continue with her counseling. She has asked insightful questions and I look forward to her responses.
I really like Ms. Chiu's method of communication and she really has a knack for understanding for how someone thinks as well as what could be the solutions to their problem. I would recommend her personally.
I just completed almost a year's worth of therapy with Jane. I went from being in mental pain, (feeling angry and jealous all the time) to where I am today: happy and full of joy. She never made it seem hard, she walked me through steps so as to look at myself and my actions in a way that I'm able to continue today. I feel like I can change my life and look forward to making an impact in my life, career, relationships and challenges.
She is amazing! She always takes the time to give me a well thought out response. I was kind of skeptical of online counseling but decided to give it a try, and it has actually helped me a lot. It helps to talk to someone about your problems.
Hsiao-Chieh Chiu has helped me through my darkest moments with my divorce. She has made me feel that I am not hopeless and I will see the light at the end of the tunnel. And to only live in the moment and not to think about things you can't control. Great job keep showing compassion to those of us who feel hopeless.
Jane is amazing. She has helped me so much. Love her!
I haven't been meeting long but I have learned so much from just being able to talk..just talk. And Hsiao has been the instrument of that learning. She is an amazing listener and very detailed in making certain she covers all topic points being thrown at her. What an amazing human. :)
Jane has been very beneficial to my feeling better about myself and my situation.
Hsiao-Chieh Chiu has been fabulous and has really given me sound advice going through challenging times. She has really gotten me to see things in a different light and has helped me make decisions based on simple questions that offer me a different perspective. Overall, she has been extremely helpful.
Jane has been a great help in helping me sort through my stress and insecurities. I am able to self realize and come to my own conclusions.
I was very leery of trying this on-line therapy but I was in such need of a therapist that I gave it a shot. Not only did they fit me with the perfect therapist for my issues, they gave me Hsiao-Chieh Chiu and she has excelled all my expectations. She has been a God send. I look forward to seeing her name in my inbox because I know when I open it there are going to be words of compassion, intelligent questions for me, and great insight into my issues. She doesn't just send a quick response to my emails, she takes the time to really listen and responds when she has given great thought into my responses. I am beginning to feel lighter, like a ton of bricks are being lifted off my shoulders one by one. I feel blessed to have her as my therapist.
Very kind and supportive listener who asks tough questions to get you thinking. Her responses are timely and well thought out.
I've only been chatting with Jane for a short time so my issues are not resolved, but she's definitely exploring me and my situation to give sound advice.
I think she is doing very well for me. She asks probing questions that makes me think.
Hsiao-chieh Chiu was very helpful. Compassionate and empathetic but also bringing the conversation back where it needed to be. I felt I had a place to talk and be able to rely on good, sound reason. It was safe and confidential.
So far I feel very well guided by this counselor. I really like her approach, and I feel as though she's taking a very methodical and thoughtful approach to helping me.
Jane is an amazing listener. I was leary about the whole online therapy initially but she made it super easy to open up.
Jane has been great at listening to what I've shared and providing both insight and useful strategies for my everyday life.
Jane has been more than a listening ear. She is very astute in seeing into the person, and is very supportive. I have come to value and appreciate her expertise, insight, empathy and true dedication to the mental health profession.
Hsia-Chieh is a good and careful listener. She offers gentle guidance in a nonjudgmental manner and asks pointed questions that lead to self discovery.
Jane was always there to help me. I could be very open and un embarrassed in this type of forum. Sometimes an in person face to face can be distracting and I could sometimes feel like u needed to impress the person sitting across from me but here you can take time and re read and get your thoughts together. You can help yourself along with Jane. Thanks Jane.
Jane is amazing. I found that I had trouble being honest with a therapist. When I discovered BetterHelp and they connected me to Jane, everything started getting better. I know that part of this is that I'm more comfortable online but Jane has deep, compassionate questions for me and gentle guidance that supports me and helps me feel that somebody loves and cares about me in this world.
We've only been working together a short time but to date my experiences with Hsiao-Chieh Chiu have been excellent. She has been responsive, she has great follow through, and my conversations with her have flowed freely. I'm very much looking forward to my continued work with her.
Jane has a wonderfully empathetic mind-set when it comes to hearing out your problems and issues, but she is also realistic and tactful with her approach. I was looking for someone who could be sensitive to my current emotional state and she is that and more. I feel very lucky to have been matched with Jane. When the day is going by it's nice to know I can log in share my thoughts, provide updates and know that she'll be there to lend understanding and support me where I feel limp. Thank you, Jane. You've been a great help.
she as been great with me. Very loving with a great approach. I feel very comfortable talking to her.
I love www.BetterHelp.com. My therapist Jane Chiu is great at helping me to live the BetterHelp motto, "You deserve to be happy." Through BetterHelp, and my therapist Jane, I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you guys so much!!
I am very grateful to Hsiao-Chieh Chiu for just listening. She checks in with me to make sure she is understanding what I say but doesn't jump to any conclusions. Having her unbiased feedback helps me sort out my thoughts and work through my roller coaster of feelings. I am very thankful to her.
I have been working with Jane for a few weeks and I have already noticed a difference ! She has a way of getting you deal with the issues that may be holding you back and also offering different perspectives for viewing stressors in life. I am so happy I signed up and was matched with Jane. I honestly look forward to our email sessions, it's almost like venting to a 100% non judgy friend who actually wants to listen and asks all the right questions.
Thank you for your diligence. Sometime I need to reminder to self-reflect.
I feel Jane is really in tune to what I am feeling and sees outside the box. Which I need. She is not dogma-ed as some therapist can be.Or just trying to get that $$$. I feel she has helped me a lot in the small time we have been working together.
I have been working with Jane for a few weeks now, and I am so grateful for her time. She is caring, empathetic and non judgemental. I am new to Better Help but so far I am finding it so very helpful. Thank you!
Jane is the first therapist I've spoken to. When we first started, I had a lengthy phone conversation with her and have been messaging with her since.
I'm pretty picky when it comes to choosing professionals, like accountants, doctors, etc. All I can say is that Jane is a top-notch therapist who listens and can read between the lines. She asks very insightful questions and gives helpful responses and advices.
Couldn't have asked for anyone better.
I have been extremely please with Dr. Chiu. She always responds to me quickly and knows what questions to ask me. If she has not heard from me she checks in to make sure that I'm alright. I feel very comfortable with her and have told her things I have not told anyone else.
Jane has been extremely helpful for helping me overcome my anxiety. I chose to work with online therapy because it is just too difficult to find a time to go in for physical therapy while staying home with my two young children. The first month or so, I was wary that any progress would be made, but Jane asked me to stick with it, and I'm very glad she did.
Jane has been a tremendous help to me. She became my counselor during a very low period in my life, and I appreciated being able to talk out my situation with her. Just getting my thoughts down was an important process for me, and it was made even better by her warm, compassionate words. She pushed me to highlight the things in my life that were good and the things that I liked about myself, and made me try to amplify both, which I believe I have. Thank you, Jane!
Jane is wonderfully insightful professional. I enjoy her methods of reflecting and narrowing focus on issues that been discussed.
Her positive outlook is very comforting .
The support that she seamlessly provides is unparalleled .
I truly glad to have her as my counselor.!
She's warm and friendly, great listener (or reader ;) and gets to the point pretty quickly with what needs to be worked on. I think she's great!
Jane is awesome. I am really enjoying my online therapy with her. Her responses are always thoughtful and provide me with better insight into my situations by helping me from identify my needs, to establishing boundaries or gaining fresh perspectives and seeing different approaches to long standing problems. Jane has been great and I very much value her advice, and have found that I enjoy our online sessions much more than in person sessions I have had with other counselors.
Hsiao-Chieh Chiu (Jane) is amazing! She always responds in a timely manner and her responses are sincere. She really listens and advises compassionately. I have tried conventional counseling many times before, and it's only ok. "Writing" to a therapist at any time works better for me than going to weekly appointments. I would highly recommend betterhelp.com for anyone that needs help. They may be able to help you, even if this is your first time doing counseling, or if you have given up on therapy in the past. I suggest trying it, so far I'm liking it.
Jane has been such a wonderful therapist to work with. She's helped me a lot in processing my thoughts and feelings. I've learned so many things about myself that I didn't recognize well before. I felt instantly comfortable opening up to her. She focuses on the positive, and lets you build on that. She asks the right questions at the right moment. Although our exchanges are not personal and only through writings, I felt that she was sincere and genuine. If ever I'd feel the need to seek counsel again in the future, I would definitely want to work with her again.
Hsiao-Chieh Chiu has really increased my comfort level in talking about some difficult topics. I really like this online method of communicating and it also allows you to take the time to think about situations and respond back and not have that feeling of being "on the spot" if you were in a doctors office for therapy. I look forward to her responses.
Happy with our work so far, have really just started. I think Jane is really helpful and good and exposing and reflecting some of my hidden and overt ideas that shape my behaviors. We still have lots of work to do, and I'm so busy it's hard to find time to write, but I'm a fan so far.
Jane has been the first person to get through to me and allow me to comfortably open up in a long time. In the short time she's been helping me I feel that I've made significant progress and that I will continue to grow.
Jane is an extremely easy person to talk to. She encourages you to explore questions you've never asked yourself before regarding your situation and it really helps. She's a sweet person that's extremely positive and makes you believe that you can truly overcome the struggles that you are facing in life and furthermore she praises you at every step of progression. As someone who has never sought therapy before, Jane has made my first experience very pleasant and has made me very comfortable in sharing the things that are going on in my life.