Ting Qin

M.A., Registered Associate MFT

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist

Ting’s therapeutic approach is focused yet flexible. She applies Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), integrating mindfulness, self-compassion, and mind-body connection into her interventions, to help her clients handle emotions, balance thoughts, achieve desired behaviors, and reconnect mind, heart, and body.

Ting treats a variety of mental health and relationship issues. She especially excels at working with substance use issues and trauma (childhood adversities, racism, attachment injuries, domestic violence, etc.), with individuals, couples, families, and groups.  She understands how mental health issues and trauma affect relationships, and vice versa. While her clients’ issues may be complex in many ways, she guides them to healing in a simple, affirming, and compassionate manner.

Ting is actively involved in a variety of community services as a volunteer. As such, her therapy is multiculturally competent and LGBTQIA+ affirmative. She values a client's background, ethnicity and belief system and is able to accommodate and respect differences in opinions, values and attitudes of various cultures. She continuously educates herself on racial trauma and how it impacts individuals, couples and families. Ting stands by "Love is love" and advocates for the unique needs and struggles of sexual and gender minority clients.



  • Chapman University, Masters in Arts in Marriage Family Therapy,
  • Faulkner University, Masters in Science in Business Administration
  • Nankai University, Bachelor in Arts in Finance

Work Experience

  • Therapist, SAAHAS for Cause
  • Therapist Intern, Frances Smith Family Therapy Center at Chapman University 
  • Therapist Intern, Chapters Capistrano Rehab Center 
  • School Counselor Intern, Sequoia Elementary School
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“We can let ourselves be carried by the river of feeling — because we know how to swim.” ~ Jack Kornfield

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Couples & Family Therapy Experience

Since the beginning of her schooling, Ting has been trained to conceptualize clinical issues from a relational, societal, and cultural context. Ting deeply understands how we internalize the early relationships with our caregivers, and how such relational patterns play out in adulthood in the way we treat ourselves and our loved ones. Ting is passionate for couples and family therapy because she understands that a committed, mutually satisfying couple relationship is a predictor for positive health and well-being in adults, and a stable, nurturing family promotes mental, physical, educational, and peer-related adjustment for the next generation.

Ting is actively working to achieve certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Emotionally Focused Therapy is one of the most effective couples therapy approaches to date. Certification in EFT requires hundreds of hours of supervised couples therapy, which is then reviewed and approved by The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Ting is dedicated to this theoretical approach and continues to participate in weekly supervision herself to ensure the best care possible for her clients. Ting also attends multiple EFT trainings annually to continue to hone her skills and stay up to date with the model.





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