Angelina Tsai, M.S.

Angelina Tsai obtained her M.S. in Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University giving her a unique perspective in evidence-based approaches. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an anticipated M.A. in Clinical Psychology in December 2021. Before her Ph.D. program, she joined a trauma research lab at the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department, at the University of Washington Medical School to assess PTSD and the effectiveness of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). In parallel, she worked at the Evidence-based Treatment Centers of Seattle (EBTCS) to support outpatient monitoring programs and treatment research. Her research interest in UNC has combined with her clinical passion to investigate resilience and neural development on childhood adversity.

Angelina provides clinical evaluation and individual/family therapy to children, adolescents and young adults at the UNC Psychology Community Clinic during her training. She has experience in assessing academic difficulties, ADHD, and learning disabilities in children. In addition, she has been developing her expertise in children and adolescents with emotional difficulties, trauma histories, low self-esteem, and behavioral concerns. Her primary orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She integrates Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and other evidence-based treatments to facilitate holistic improvement of the client’s functioning. Angelina is inspired to help clients and families in the midst of adversity and deliver care that benefits clients in the long term.