Jie Bin is a first-year graduate student at Thomas Jefferson University's Community and Trauma Counseling program. His goal is to become a trauma-informed licensed professional counselor with a Person-Centered and Utilitarian approach . He graduated from Rutgers University, New Brunswick and is a first-generation immigrant from China. Jie Bin has worked as a case manager in the mental health field for 6 years specifically with the homeless, substance-use and senior population. He has worked in Philadelphia as a food and nutrition educator for the low-income community, teaching children and their family the importance of diet and nutrition for the body and mind.
Through his experience in the field and his current pursuit in education, Jie Bin understands the importance of holistic care and valuing individuals as the expert in their story. He sees counseling as a learner's career and that the counselor will need to always increase his knowledge and learn from the client and the community to provide the best support. He sees the beauty in the idiosyncrasy of each individual human and believe every client should be treated how he/she/they want to be treated. Jie Bin believe the counseling relationship is the collaboration between the counselor and the client. And the counselor as a "fellow traveler", supporting the client and their goals.