Rae Shen


Rae Shen, Intern




About Rae

Rae Shen is an intern who graduated from the University of Rochester with a bachelor’s degree
in psychology and music and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Northwestern University.


Rae integrates interpersonal, self-exploration, and strengths-based approaches, guided by
client-centered, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and narrative therapy
principles in collaborative work with clients.


“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” This
quote from "The Little Prince" reflects Rae's belief in the depth of human connection and
understanding that goes beyond the visible. She prioritizes seeing her clients with the heart,
recognizing their struggles, strengths, and aspirations.

Rae understands that what is essential
about a person—their inner experiences, emotions, and identity—sometimes lies beneath the surface. By fostering a compassionate, empathetic, and supportive space, Rae helps clients explore and uncover these deeper aspects of themselves, facilitating meaningful healing and growth.


Rae has experience and a strong interest in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, gender and sexuality, and relationship concerns. She has a special interest in supporting clients to navigate the impacts of multicultural influences and transitions in their identity formation. As an Asian international student, Rae brings her
experience of living abroad to her work in supporting people adapting to new environments and cultural differences. Rae offers therapy in both English and Mandarin.