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Sang Lintakoon

MA, LPCC, NCC, Theraplay Trained

Sang (she/her) has her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate who is Theraplay trained and working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist under the supervision of Abby Esquivel. She specializes in working with children, teens, and adults who are navigating through anxiety, relational conflict, life transitions, and attachment wounds.

Sang is influenced by strengths-based, multicultural, and internal family systems approaches to counseling and is passionate about helping people feel seen, heard, and less alone.  She believes that a decision to seek counseling is one of the bravest and kindest decisions you can make for yourself and she is humbled by the thought of being part of your process!


After working for several years in corporate marketing, Sang transitioned into the world of non-profit ministry work. This work opened up opportunities for her to witness the resiliency of many diverse populations, ranging from refugee families in the U.S. to adoptees in Zambia, Africa. She witnessed the incredible power a listening ear and empathetic presence has to bring hope, encouragement, and healing to others and decided to pursue counseling to be a part of that process for more people.

As a first-generation Asian American who has spent time around many cultures, Sang is especially passionate about issues of racial identity and cultural influences. Her work in Zambia, Africa has also ignited a passion in her for adoption, foster care, and global orphan care. In her spare time, Sang enjoys hiking, traveling, and trying out authentic hole-in-the-wall restaurants with friends. She hopes she’ll get a chance to work with you soon!

 

Bachelor of Arts in Advertising/Public Relations- Pennsylvania State University

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling- Denver Seminary
License #LPCC.0019152

Cultural Resume

• I am a first-generation American born to ethnically Chinese immigrants from Southeast Asia.

• I am conversationally fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

• Undiagnosed and largely undiscussed mental illness runs in my family, likely stemming from immigrant, racial, and childhood trauma.

• Negative societal influences in and on my upbringing included racism, homophobia, fatphobia, legalistic Christianity, and spiritual bypass.

•  My privilege includes being a U.S. citizen, able-bodied, thin, cis-hetero, neurotypical, educated, English-speaking, and my parents remaining married.

• I have experienced race-based and gender-based bias and discrimination.

• I am actively challenging internalized racism and sexism, as well as seeking ways to advocate for marginalized communities.

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