Michelle Chung, LCSW
Senior Clinical Social Worker, Coordinator of Services for Asian and Asian-American Students
Prior to working at Johns Hopkins University, I completed my Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health degrees at the University of Pennsylvania and worked in community behavioral health, substance use treatment, higher education, hospital, and private practice settings. I work with clients on a range of issues including those related to mood and anxiety, gender and sexuality, Asian and Asian American racial identities and racialized traumas, transracial adoption, substance use, and toxic productivity. I believe in individual definitions of wellness, health, and valued living, and to that end, support discussing how our identities, social locations, and cultural, economic, and political systems influence and affect our lives and mental health. My approach to therapy aims to be present-focused, affirming, and collaborative, and integrates elements of psychodynamic and relational therapy as well as ACT and DBT. Outside of the counseling center, I enjoy reading horror and gothic fiction, watching Sixers basketball, spending time with friends and family, and leisurely walk-hikes in nature.