About Winnis Chiang, MA, MFT
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Winnis Chiang, founder and director of Parenting ABC, is a counselor, coach, consultant, writer,
and workshop leader. Never once took a psychology class in college, she has been studying
human development all her life starting from her extended family of origin. As a Licensed
Marriage and Family Therapist, Winnis has fulfilled her true calling to equip pre-marital and
married couples, parents, and their families using over thirty years of cumulative experience in
managing, coaching, consulting, teaching and counseling. She holds B.Sc. Degree in Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley, and M.A. Degree in Marriage, Family
and Child Counseling from Western Seminary.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, this foreign student got married in the United States in 1975 only
after three months of dating. Both Winnis and her husband are OBC (Oversea Born Chinese).
He is from Taiwan and their adult son is ABC (American Born Chinese). She often uses her
personal story to illustrate the amazing power of love, hope and faith that has transformed her
life, relationships and careers.
Although Winnis has worked with a broad range of clients, now 80% of her clients have at least
one Chinese American (some by marriage, others by adoption) in the family. Because her
marital relationship was at rock bottom when she and her husband argued about the up
bringing of their only son, she is most passionate about helping couples who are finding the job
of parenting a bit too overwhelming when they both love their children yet sometimes simply
cannot agree on what to do. She founded Parenting ABC in 2005 for that reason.
Other than working with couples, she also counsels their children (be they young kids, school
children, teenagers or young adults) individually or works with them in family therapy. Winnis
loves interacting with people. She has been facilitating groups ever since her roles as lead
engineer and software manager in the Silicon Valley. In 1989 after becoming a Christian, she
has never stopped being in one or more fellowships and small groups. In 1994, she
co-founded a Christian parent support group for parents of pre-teens and teenagers and
sponsored a youth group for their kids.
Fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Winnis is a sought-after workshop leader, trainer
and consultant for workplace professionals, stay-at-home moms, churches, Chinese schools,
retreats, and conferences. She publishes a [Parenting ABC] newsletters on couples, parenting,
and other relationships.
In her spare time, she loves to sing, read, write, go to the gym, play piano, take photos, and visit
family and friends by herself or with her husband.
Helping Couples and Parents of American Born Chinese
Winnis Chiang, MA, LMFT (California License # LMFT 39732)
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