Chi Tran, BA
Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee
Supervised by Mariana Shanks, LMFT 53697
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy - Western Seminary (in progress)
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology - University of California, Los Angeles
Areas of Focus:
Family of Origin Issues
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Chi is a Marriage and Family Therapist trainee studying at Western Seminary. Prior to this, she received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at UCLA, after which she worked in vocational youth ministry. Her academic, professional, and personal experiences have led her to believe that there are times in each person’s life when change is needed yet difficult to achieve, and that most lasting changes are those made in the context of relationship. As such, she believes that therapy provides a space where the client and therapist can work together to produce desired changes in the client’s circumstances.
Chi is passionate about supporting her clients navigate challenges related to depression, anxiety, life transitions, cultural issues, spiritual issues, and family-of-origin issues. She seeks to support clients as they process and share their experiences, and she aims to empower her clients by providing them with tools for their thriving.