About Jing Ye
MA, LCPC, FOT
I am a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a certified Focusing Oriented Therapist (www.focusing.org) with over 25 years experience.
Besides individual and couple/family counseling sessions, I provide mindfulness related trainings and workshops, support and therapy groups, life coaching, clinical supervision, and consultation.
I received my Masters degree in Psychology/Counseling from Goddard College in Vermont. I have worked at Adolescent Recovery Program, a Community Mental Health Clinic, and mostly Liberal Arts Colleges. I led weekly meditation groups on a college campus for 22 years. My extensive training and practice in Buddhist teachings and meditation, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, and Eastern philosophy serve as a fabric interwoven into all aspects of my life and clinical practice.
As a therapist, I trust the healing power of unconditional presence. I allow myself to be open to what emerges in the moment with a non-judgmental attitude, compassion, and respect for the client’s innate healing power.
On A Personal Note
I live in the woods by a cove in Phippsburg, ME. I regularly run on the beach with my dog, Jasper, and hike on various trails in the area. Reading, cooking, traveling internationally and silent meditation retreats, as well as life long exposure to diverse cultural, political, and personal experiences, cultivate my ability to connect deeply with clients of various backgrounds.
Focusing Oriented Therapy
Every situation you encounter in life, whether it's joyful or sad, large or small, gives you a distinct body sense. In focusing, you learn how to attend to the subtle language of the sensing body. A river of experience flows through you. You can talk above that river, or you can direct your attention down to its banks and sense its direction. The river already has its own direction. For every issue, the organism, the body, the being, has it own sense of the next right step. Every concern you have, if you sit with it, at that unclear edge, has its sense of the next right step. You have a lot of wisdom there. Focusing is a way to access that wisdom. For more information, please visit: www.focusing.org
Meditation and Spiritual Growth
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
One way to experience this is through meditation. When we are tuned in to the spiritual nature, we are less likely to identify with our roles and less reactive to our emotional ups and downs or losses and gains. However, some people try to bypass psychological issues through spiritual or religious practices and only get more frustrated with their conditioned thoughts and behavior patterns.
Instead of separating body and spirit, we work holistically to connect with our intrinsic goodness and deepen our understanding of life in both its visible and invisible reality.
"You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves."
- Mary Oliver, "Wild Geese"
"What is going on in your innermost being is worthy of your whole love."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
"Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In that response lies our growth and our freedom."
- Victor Frankl
"In the seven years I’ve known Jing I’ve come to realize how special she is as a counsellor, as a teacher, and as a caregiver. Jing’s presence is undeniable. When she listens, she listens with her entire being. When she speaks, she speaks with her entire being. Each movement, each word (said or unsaid) is thoughtful, helpful, kind, and timely. As someone who has been in therapy settings for over a decade, I can say that no counsellor has ever made me feel so seen. Jing has helped me dive into the deepest parts of my shadow and helped me to find my own way through the challenges that arise in that process. Her method—through a thoughtful, fluid combination of psychotherapy and focusing practice—is to be a mirror of one’s own presence and experience. She is not interested in telling a patient what to do, but she reflects to them their own emotional processes so that they might see those processes in a new light. This method is respectful, sustainable, and empowering. I am immeasurably grateful to Jing for the gift of her presence in my life."
Please leave me a message below with your phone number and available hours for a phone call. We will have a free 15 minute phone conversation. You will be able to ask me questions and I will gather basic information about your situation and needs. Though I have treated a wide range of mental health issues, I may recommend a more specialized treatment for specific difficulties you present.
Information will be confidential and in accordance with state and federal regulations governing mental health care.
Please know that I am an out of network provider. I am happy to provide all the information you need for you to request reimbursement from your insurance company.
Psychotherapy, in person & online
Crisis & Life Transitions
Chronic illness & related issues
More services – From a diagnostic Perspective
Attention Deficit Disorder
Affective disorders (depression, bipolar and other mood disorders)
Anxiety disorders (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and others)
Complex Post Traumatic Disorders
Depression and other mood Disorders
Eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa)
Personality Disorders, all types
Fees per session: $200+
Have you been reactive, stressed, or blaming others for your suffering? Are you feeling stuck or powerless with your current life situations? Do you know that you can choose to view what happens to you as a message or feedback and not to judge it as good or bad?
Let’s meet and explore ways to empower yourself by changing the narrative about your life and examine it through a different lens. You will learn more about yourself, including your inner resources, as well as gaining clarity on your life situations. A forward direction, an inner and outer adjustment or change can come naturally as a result of this work. Your relationship with yourself and others will change and improve as you change your relationship with your life’s experiences.
Fees: situation based
Workshops/Retreats & Consulting
Experience the healing effect through psycho/spiritual processing in a warm, non-judgmental, supportive, and contemplative group setting for diverse populations:
Women or couple workshop/retreat
People of color retreat
Faculty or student retreat
Growing up in China, having been in an inter-racial relationship for 26 years and co-parented our daughter, plus 21 years of counseling and outreach work in liberal arts colleges, I am experienced as a psychotherapist and consultant in working with:
Struggles with religion, race, gender, sexual orientation
Fees: situation based