hi, does anyone know if there’s any foreign mental health therapist who is working in Taiwan? it will be best if he/she is located in southern Taiwan. thanks a lot
Are you saying that you hope they are foreigners, themselves? Or that they are able to help foreigners?
The center is usually the most known in tianmu. They have both foreigners who are mental health specialists and help foreigners (English speaking only I believe).
There are a couple more but I have to dig through to remember if you’re interested. I’ll find them for you.
yes, please.that would really help big time:grinning:
I try to find someone who is foreigner themselves
Where is the area the person that needs it located?
I don’t really know anything about mental health services in Kaohsiung. But the board seems to touch upon the subject here and there.
This is from 2005, by @Dragonbones :
This is from 2013, by @Feiren :
The link in the post linked immediately above appears to be dead or otherwise nonfunctional.
Hopefully, the link immediately below will work:
Please note that while the above is all I that found on the board that looked like it might be helpful, I didn’t look everywhere. For all I know there might be some other helpful information on Forumosa.
There’s also a description of mental health services on a page of the Kaohsiung City Government website (the page doesn’t seem to contain a specific offer of English-language services, but it’s in English, which seems hopeful):
I hope this helps, or at least does no harm.
I have done some projects with a team of psychologists from a few hospitals in Taipei and was impressed with their level of English. Far better than the average doctor.
I referred a friend to The Center and she said the counselor told her the reasons she should ‘give up her worries to Jesus’ in the initial meeting. She didn’t return and I haven’t recommended it to anybody since.
I’m sorry, I don’t know anything around your area. Hope someone else can chime in.
thank you for your help,i’ll look it up
that’s okay,still appreciate for your help
On the Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital Psychiatry Department page mentioned earlier, I noticed that two members of that department seem to have backgrounds that indicate exposure to English.
Edited to add:
This link should be Pin-Chen Yang’s information in Chinese, along with a schedule. If you have a Chrome browser, you should be able to translate this page by right-clicking it and choosing “Translate to English.” You should also be able to do the same thing with the Internet Explorer browser by right-clicking the page and choosing “Translate with Bing.”
Dr. Yang specializes in child psychiatry; however, I decided to post her name anyway, because I didn’t want to pass up any possibility. Years ago when I had a physical ailment, my boss took me to a pediatrician, and I thought that was somewhat odd at the time. It took me a long time to find out that some of my adult co-workers also went to this pediatrician, and there didn’t seem to be a problem with it. Since then, I’ve been to that pediatrician for other ailments.
Now, this situation could be different, but again, I didn’t want to exclude her as a possible source of help.
This link should show you Dr. Yang’s name in Chinese and help you say it.
Edited to add:
This link should be Cheng-Sheng Chen’s information in Chinese, along with a schedule. Again, with a Chrome browser, you should be able to translate this page by right-clicking it and choosing “Translate to English.” And you should be able to do the same thing with the Internet Explorer browser by right-clicking the page and choosing “Translate with Bing.”
And this link should show you Dr. Chen’s name in Chinese and help you say it.
The above is not meant in any way to limit your choices, though. For all I know, some or all of the others on that page may have good English.
And there’s also the Kaohsiung City Government page, and the doctor that @Dragonbones mentioned, and of course, there may very well be other possibilities that I’m not aware of. I don’t have any firsthand knowledge about this subject. As @Andrew0409 said, I hope someone else will come along and post something more helpful.
In any case, I hope you get the help that you’re seeking.
i would recommend trying to find a someone who can speak the same native language. Sometimes the subtlety of what people are saying can be hard for a none native person to understand. If the client is finding it hard to explain, it’s easy for them to give up. Good luck and I hope you can find the help your looking for. Mental health is easy to overlook when your away from home and dealing with so many different things.
Oh that’s horrifying. I guess I’ll have to stop recommending it too.
Sample size of one.
I’ve heard good things about it elsewhere but never firsthand.
You’re welcome, @puppylover.
Back in 2002, the poster @fatslob made the following recommendation:
@fatslob also posted a link, which led me to the link below:
I see the word English on the page linked immediately above, and I see some foreign-looking names (foreign relative to Taiwan), but I’m not sure how current (up-to-date) the above-linked webpage is, and I’m not sure which entries you would find suitable, if any. Nonetheless, I’m posting it just in case there’s something on that page that might lead you to the help you’re seeking.
Again, I hope this helps, or at least does no harm.
Edited to add:
Here’s a link to a 2016 PDF document entitled “Kaohsiung Psychiatrists & Counselors,” and found at the Internet address of the U. S. State Department (if you click the link below, a window should pop up, giving you a choice of whether or not to download; you need a PDF reader to read the document):
If you don’t have a PDF reader, here’s a “cached” version of the document found on the State Department’s site; you don’t need a PDF reader for this one–it’s just a webpage:
Not sure how that advice is wrong.