Cindy Huang, MA, MEd, is a psychology extern at the Health Brain Network and a third-year counseling psychology doctoral student at Teachers College, Columbia University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and communication at the University of California, Davis. She then obtained her initial Master of Arts degree in education and an English teaching credential from the University of California, Berkeley. She taught 12th grade English at a public high school in San Francisco for a few years before changing careers into mental health counseling. Cindy then obtained her Master of Arts and Master of Education degrees in mental health counseling at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she is currently pursuing her doctoral degree.
Throughout her time at Teachers College, Cindy has received training in psychoeducational assessments, clinical interviewing, and various treatment modalities for youth and adults (including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, dyadic/family therapy, parent training, and trauma-informed care). Cindy’s research focuses on improving the mental health and well-being of minority youth and families, specifically examining cultural factors that impact the parent-child relationship in these diverse families.
Cindy has experience working in both academic and community outpatient settings with diverse youth and families. As an extern with the Healthy Brain Network, Cindy will be completing psychoeducational evaluations and clinical assessments with youth. Cindy is passionate about providing multiculturally sensitive care to diverse youth and families, empowering families to make well-informed decisions regarding their children’s treatment and care, and promoting mental wellness and positive relationships among youth and their families.
- MA, MEd, Mental Health Counseling, Teachers College, Columbia University
- MA, Education, University of California, Berkeley
- BA, Psychology, Communication, University of California, Davis