Guan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) with Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts, and a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
Guan has worked in the human and social services profession for over 15 years. She has developed her skills while working as a Social Worker for the Department of Children and Families, Substance abuse clinician and group facilitator with Highpoint Treatment Center, and a child and family therapist, with a multitude of agencies within Massachusetts.
Guan utilizes an array of evidenced-based approaches such as Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and The Gottman Methods. Guan demonstrates a commitment to the core values of being child-driven, family-centered, community-focused, strength-based, committed to diversity/cultural competency, and committed to continuous learning.
Guan has come to understand the importance of maintaining healthy relationships while building and enhancing insight into innate skills that clients already possess. Guan is an expert in working with individuals/couples post incarceration.
In 2017, Guan started Leading Light Behavioral Health, LLC. Which focuses on building a therapeutic partnership with clients (couples, families, friends, and individuals); by offering an opportunity to step outside of the conventional environment which can influence unhealthy development and negative behavior. This will be achieved by providing a safe, comfortable and laid back setting. Leading Light Behavioral Health, LLC., offers an array of services from rebuilding life post incarceration, group therapy, family/couples therapy, individual therapy, and therapeutic retreats.