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Xiaoyan Fan, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist   |   Cambridge, MA

Dr. Fan is a licensed psychologist who provides individual and group therapy to adults and young adults. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including university counseling centers, community mental health centers and public schools. She has been exposed to a wide variety of presenting issues and diagnoses, and have developed several specialized skills and interest, including life transition, acculturation and cross-cultural adjustment, family origin issues, relationship issues, grief and loss, anxiety and trauma. She approaches therapy from a strength-based, humanistic perspective which integrate Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT,) interpersonal process, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT,) Emotional focused Therapy and mindfulness.

Dr. Fan received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the Loyola University Chicago, and earned her Master’s degree in Counseling from the Santa Clara University. She completed an APA-accredited internship at Southern Illinois University Carbondale Counseling and Psychological Services and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Tufts University Counseling and Mental Health Services.

Dr. Fan was born and grew up in China. Living in two different cultures has its own challenges and rewards. She learned to appreciate the richness of human experiences and cultures, also practice therapy through a multicultural lens. Dr. Fan can provide psychotherapy both in English and Mandarin.

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