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Ray Chang Therapist Social Worker

Ray Chang, MSW

Ray (Rayeong) Chang is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the State of Texas, USA (#108000) with over 4 years of experience catering to individuals ranging from young adults to older adults. Her expertise lies in addressing substance use disorders, mood disorders, Intellectual Developmental Disorders, and adjustment issues. Ray specializes in aiding clients grappling with depression, anxiety disorders, adjustment difficulties, grief, and interpersonal relationship challenges.

Where I grew up...

I was born in Seoul, South Korea, and made the move to the U.S. 15 years ago. Before moving to the U.S., my life took a transformative turn during a five-year journey through India and Nepal. Immersed in vastly different cultures, I developed a profound appreciation for diversity, igniting my passion to make a positive impact on society. This realization steered me towards a career in clinical social work.

My professional training

I earned my Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle. Following my undergraduate studies, I wholeheartedly advocated for the well-being of older adults. My professional journey has taken me through diverse settings, including inpatient care at North Texas State Hospital, TX, and outpatient roles at King County Community Center for Alternative Program (CCAP) and Asian Counseling and Referral Services, Seattle, WA. At CCAP, I facilitated individual and group therapy sessions for adults grappling with a range of mental health disorders, including Substance Use Disorders, Depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders. My tenure at North Texas State Hospital provided an invaluable experience in counseling patients dealing with Intellectual Developmental Disorders, mood disorders, and substance use disorders.

In my practice, I emphasize the power of harmony and collaboration. I believe in working with individuals within the context of their unique environments, crafting personalized treatment plans that are strengths-based, culturally sensitive, and trauma-informed. My approach is integrative and tailored to meet each person’s distinct needs.

When I'm out of the office...

When I’m not engaged in my professional endeavors, I find solace in nature and enjoy daily long walks while listening to music. Exploring local coffee shops is another passion of mine, as it allows me to embrace the vibrant community around me.

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Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weaknesses.

-Brene Brown