Zen Zhong

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Zhenshan (Zen) Zhong, M.Phil.Ed, LPC

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Zhenshan is from Shantou City in the Guangdong Province of China. He joined MSU CAPS as an Outreach Counselor in March of 2019. Zhenshan’s counseling work with CAPS will involve working directly with the MSU community, especially where multiculturalism impacts cultural identity and acculturation of international students. As well as speaking English, he can meet some international student language needs in the dialects of Teochew (dialect similar to Taiwanese), Mandarin, and Cantonese.


  • Northeastern University, B.S., Psychology, 2015
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.S.Ed., Counseling and Mental Health Services, 2017
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.Phil.Ed., Professional Counseling, 2018

Professional Interests include:

  • Problems and struggles related to dysfunctional family relationships
  • Family trauma, PTSD, grief, and loss
  • Major Depressive Disorder/Anxiety Disorder/Mood Disorder/Substance Use Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Relational Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Emotional Focus Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Training and Supervision