About Dr. Hsin-hsin Huang

Hsin-Hsin Huang, PhD, LCSW

  • Psychotherapist
  • Pastoral/Spiritual Counselor
  • EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant
  • EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist
  • Professor
  • Speaker
  • Spiritual Director


Dr. Huang speaks English, Mandarin, & Taiwanese fluently


  • Dismantling Shame
  • Healing from Trauma
  • Rebuilding a Sense of Self and Goodness
  • Learning to Set Boundaries
  • Learning to Connect with Others from a Stronger Sense of Self
  • Regaining Hope

Education, Training, and Certification

  • PhD degree in Counselor Education and Counseling from University of Missouri – St. Louis.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.  
  • EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant; Certified EMDR Therapist. (For information about EMDR, please visit EMDRIA – EMDR International Association or EMDR Institute).
  • Post-Graduate certificate (3 years of post-graduate training) in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy & Pastoral Counseling.
  • Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Aquinas Institute of Theology.
  • One year in the Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute.
  • Externship on Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (Curriculum approved by Dr. Sue Johnson at the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy; see ICEEFT).
  • “BrainSpotting” Techniques taught by David Grand, PhD.
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (2010).
  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE – 1 Unit) at the Pastoral Care Department, St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis.
  • Sabbatical Certificate (graduate theological studies) at Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO.

Representative Professional Experiences

  • Currently, psychotherapist and pastoral counselor since 1999.
  • Currently, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology, Aquinas Institute of Theology.
  • Co-Chair, Associate Chair of Curriculum & Assessment, Department of Professional Counseling, Webster University.
  • Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, Department of Social Work.
  • Adjunct Professor at Lindenwood University, Professional and School Counseling Department graduate program.
  • Staff Counselor at Care and Counseling and Provident Counseling
  • Workshop presenter for the National Association of Social Workers – Missouri Chapter Continuing Education programs.
  • Instructor at Continuing Education, St. Louis Community College.
  • PRN Chaplain at Barnes Jewish Hospital (Psychiatric & Chemical Dependence).
  • Executive Director, Tainan Women’s Social Service Center.

Community Services (representative)

  • Advisory Board Member, Department of Counseling and Family Therapy, University of Missouri – St. Louis
  • Advisory Board Member, Department of Counseling and Family Therapy, Department of Counseling, Lindenwood University
  • Board Member of the Bridges Foundation : The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola in Everyday Life. Spiritual/prayer companion and presenter for the Bridges programs. Program Committee member. Co-founder of the Magis Program. Ex-Chair of the Magis Program Planning Subcommittee.
  • Board Member (Vice Chair) of St. Louis Christian Chinese Community Service Center
  • Women’s Consultation on Economic Justice, General Assembly, Presbyterian Church USA:  Committee member, Chair, Panel Moderator
  • Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy, St. Louis, MO:  Served as a member of the Mission and Services Committee, Ministry in the City Project, Women’s Concerns Committee
  • National Taiwanese Presbyterian Young Adult (NTPYA), Roots and Wings Conference:  Founding Member, Co-Chair, Chair

Awards & Honors (representative

  •  Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, Spring 2012 Vaughn Vendegrift Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Research Mentor Award.
  • University of Missouri – St. Louis:  Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, 2010.
  • Sherman Michael Anderson Trust: Sherman Michael Anderson Trust Scholarship Award for Excellence in Pastoral Counseling – National Award, 2000.

Representative Publications

  • Huang, H., & Pfuetze, M. (2021). Using EMDR to Address Social Anxiety with Clients Who Stutter: Treatment Considerations. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 15(1), 60-72.
  • Huang, H. (2017). Identity Matters. The Presbyterian Outlook (October 20, 2017).
  • Huang, H. (2019). A God Who Loves Us. The Presbyterian Outlook (August 23, 2019).
  • Huang, H., & Kashubeck-West, S. (2015). Exposure, agency, perceived threat, and guilt as predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in veterans. Journal of Counseling & Development, 93, 3 -13.
  • Kashubeck-West, S., & Huang, H. H. (2013). Social class relations with body image and eating disorders (pp. 197-217). In W. Liu (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of social class in counseling. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Huang, H. (2012). Five fantasy lives.  In T. M. Lara, M. Pope, & C. W. Minor (Eds.), Experiential Activities for Teaching Career Counseling Classes and Facilitating Career Groups (Vol. 3, pp. 138-139).  National Career Development Association.
  • Huang, H. (2011).  A rough entry into the Spiritual Exercises.  Bridges Foundation Newsletter, 2011 Fall Issue, 1.
  • Huang, H. (2010). Combat exposure, agency, perceived threat, guilt, and posttraumatic stress disorder among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. St. Louis, MO: University of Missouri- St. Louis.
  • Huang, H., & Coker, A. D.  (2010). Examining issues affecting African American participation in research studies.  Journal of Black Studies, 40, 619-636.
  • Huang, H. (Spring, 2009). Being an Asian American “other”: My emerging racial identity. Journeys, 11, 5.

Presentations on YouTube (click on the links to access the videos

  1. Presented at the Magis Program (Oct. 2012): Psychological Understanding of Personal Sin – First Week of the Spiritual Exercises
  2. Presented at the Magis Program (Jan. 2017): Riches, Honor, and Pride
  3. Presented at the Magis Program (Jan. 2017): Three Phases of Humility
  4. Presented at the Magis Program (March, 2019): Living the Paschal Mystery
  5. Understanding the Process of Transformation as Immigrants through the Story of Exodus, presented at the Taiwanese Christian Church Council of North America (TCCCNA) 2012 Annual Leadership Institute.(in Taiwanese) 
  6. Family of Origin and Images of God, presented at the Taiwanese Christian Church Council of North America (TCCCNA) 2012 Annual Leadership Institute. (in Taiwanese)