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I offer evidence-based, culturally competent individual, premarital, marriage and family therapy as well as immigration mental health evaluations for Petitions for Extreme Hardship Waivers, Asylum, VAWA, and U-visa cases in English and Mandarin in Maryland, Washington D. C., and China. (我用英语和普通话提供青少年、个人、婚前、婚姻和家庭心理咨询以及移民心理评估服务。)
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Xiaofang (Bethanie) Wang Lanterman, PhD, M.Ed., M.S., LCMFT (王小芳博士,临床婚姻家庭咨询师) Email (电子邮件): ABOUT ME (关于我): I obtained my Ph.D. in Family Science and M.S. in Couple and Family Therapy from University of Maryland at College Park, USA as well as a M.A. in Parenting Education from Beijing Normal University in China. (我在美国马里兰大学学院公园分校获得了家庭科学博士学位以及夫妻与家庭治疗硕士学位; 在中国北京师范大学获得了家庭教育硕士学位。) My strength as a therapist is in connecting with clients from diverse racial and cultural background by being curious, open-minded, warm and kind, in helping clients to gain insights, and in providing clients with knowledge and tools they may need for positive change. As an international student from China and an immigrant myself, I connect well with clients with international backgrounds. I can speak both English and Chinese (Mandarin) fluently. I have been married for 11 years as an interracial/intercultural couple. When not working I enjoy walking in nature and taking pictures, travelling, hiking with my husband, reading, listening to music, hosting parties for internationals with my husband, watching movies, and spending time with my friends. (我作为治疗师的优势在于通过好奇、开放、温暖和友善与来自不同种族和文化背景的客户建立联系,帮助客户获得洞见,并为客户提供他们可能需要的知识和工具以实现积极的改变。作为来自中国的国际学生和移民,我能够与有国际背景的客户建立良好的联系。我可以流利地讲英语和中文(普通话)。我已经与我的丈夫结婚11年,我们是一对跨种族/跨文化夫妻。工作之余,我喜欢在大自然中散步和拍照,旅行,与丈夫一起徒步旅行,阅读,听音乐,与丈夫一起为国际友人举办聚会,观看电影,与朋友共度时光。) CLIENTS (客户) 1) THERAPY I am accepting children (age 7 and above), individual, premarital, couple and family therapy clients in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and China. I provide in-person sessions at my North Bethesda office and teletherapy to any clients in Maryland, D.C., and China. I speak both English and Chinese (Mandarin). (我接受年龄在7岁及以上的儿童、个人、婚前、夫妻和家庭治疗客户,服务地点包括马里兰、华盛顿特区和中国。我在我的北贝塞斯达办公室提供面对面治疗服务,同时也为马里兰、华盛顿特区和中国的客户提供远程治疗。我可以使用英语和中文(普通话)进行沟通。) MY PHILOSOPHY OF COUNSELING (我的咨询理念) As a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, I believe it is more effective to address individual, couple, and family issues from a systemic lens. It takes courage and great strength to seek help for lasting and rewarding personal growth and for stronger and more fulfilling couple and family relationships. I believe it is important to have the best interest of my clients in my heart, to have sympathy, compassion and care for all my clients, and to build safe, warm, trustworthy, and collaborative therapeutic relationships. I am committed to applying evidence-based and culturally-competent therapeutic concepts and skills to address clients’ specific needs and to build upon client’s strength for change. (作为持有婚姻家庭治疗师执照的专业人员,我相信从系统的角度解决个人、夫妻和家庭问题更加有效。寻求帮助,实现持久有益的个人成长和更加美满的夫妻和家庭关系需要勇气和坚强的意志。我认为关心客户的最大利益,对所有客户怀有同情心、恻隐·心和关怀,并建立安全、温暖、值得信赖和合作的治疗关系非常重要。我致力于应用基于证据的、具有文化敏感性的治疗理念和技巧,以满足客户的具体需求,并根据客户的长处以促进其成长。) CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (临床经验): I have 5 years of clinical experience in conducting individual, couple, and family therapy and psychological evaluations for clients from diverse backgrounds. I completed 2-year internship at the University of Maryland’s Center for Healthy Families. Since October 2020, I have been seeing clients in private practices. (我有5年的临床经验,为来自不同背景的个人、夫妻和家庭提供个人、婚姻和家庭治疗以及心理评估服务。我在马里兰大学家庭健康中心完成了为期2年的实习。自2020年10月起,我一直在私人诊所接待客户。) As an individual therapist, I enjoy supporting clients as they address issues such as depression, anxiety, anger management, stress management, identity formation, trauma, life transitions, and cross-cultural adaptation. (作为个人治疗师,我善于帮助客户解决抑郁、焦虑、愤怒管理、压力管理、身份形成、创伤、生活过渡和跨文化适应等问题。) As a family therapist, my strengths include working families with children and teenagers, as well as immigrant and multi-cultural families. Issues addressed may include family communication, identifying and utilizing appropriate boundaries in parent-child relationships, children’s mental health (e.g., depression, anxiety, panic attacks) and behavioral concerns, parenting, child development, and international education. [作为家庭治疗师,我擅长与有子女和青少年的家庭以及移民和多元文化家庭合作。解决的问题包括家庭沟通、识别和运用适当的亲子关系边界、儿童心理健康(例如,抑郁、焦虑、恐慌发作)和行为问题、育儿、儿童发展和跨国教育等。] As a couple therapist, I work with couples in addressing issues such as breakdown in communication, parenting disagreements, sex and intimacy and many others. I am particularly interested in working with interracial/cross-cultural couples. I also work with dating and engaged couples who wish to figure out ways to strengthen their relationships or are deciding about whether to stay together and solidify their commitment. (作为夫妻治疗师,我与夫妻合作解决他/她们的沟通问题、育儿意见不合、性与亲密关系等问题。我特别喜欢与跨种族/跨文化夫妻合作。我还与正在约会和订婚的夫妻合作,帮助他们加强彼此关系,或者决定是否继续在一起并巩固他们的承诺。) I enjoy working with clients of all different faith and spirituality backgrounds as they seek to understand how their beliefs fit into their life experiences. I am a Christian, if you are looking specifically for a counselor who understands the Christian faith, please indicate that. (我喜欢与具有不同信仰背景的客户合作,帮助他们理解如何将自己的信仰融入生活中。我是基督徒,如果您特别寻求一个理解基督教信仰的心理医生,请告诉我。) I tend to be eclectic in my theoretical orientation. I have utilized approaches such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), trauma-informed therapy (e.g., Polyvagal), CBT, Bowen, DBT, structural family therapy, solution-focused therapy, play therapy (e.g., Sand Tray), parenting education Gottman, EFIT, and experiential family therapy. [我倾向于综合运用不同的理论取向。我运用过的方法包括EMDR, 创伤知情治疗(例如,Polyvagal理论)、认知行为疗法(CBT)、鲍恩理论、辩证行为疗法(DBT)、结构家庭疗法、解决方案聚焦治疗、游戏疗法(例如,沙盘疗法)、家庭教育、哥特曼夫妻关系疗法、情感导向疗法(EFT)和体验家庭疗法等。] 2) IMMIGRATION CLINICAL EVALUATION (移民心理评估) I have attended immigration evaluation intensive training to provide immigration psychological evaluation services for Petitions for Extreme Hardship Waivers (I-601 or I-601A Waiver), Asylum Cases, and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) cases, and U-visa. [我参加了为极端困难豁免申请(I-601或I-601A豁免),避难案件,针对妇女暴力法案(VAWA)和U签证提供心理评估服务的密集培训。] What Is an Immigration Evaluation? (移民评估是什么?) Clinical evaluation conducted for an immigration legal case to provide evidence for the case. (移民法律案件中进行的临床评估,旨在为案件提供证据支持。) Value & Impact (价值与影响) The evaluation is very often imperative in the case & decides: (评估在案件中通常是至关重要的,并决定): • Whether someone is deported to life-threatening circumstances (某人是否被遣返回对生命构成威胁的环境) • Whether a family is split apart (一个家庭是否会被拆散) Meet with client twice (与客户会面两次) • Approx 1 to 1.5 hrs each time (每次约1到1.5小时) • Online or in-person (在线或面对面进行) Written assessment (书面评估) • Very thorough, between 15-25 pages depending on the type of evaluation (非常详细,根据评估类型在15-25页之间) • Timeframe around 3 or 4 weeks (约3或4周的时间) • If there is a need for an expedited evaluation an additional fee for a rush service will be assessed depending on how fast the turnaround is. ( 如果需要加急评估,将根据完成速度收取额外的费用。) Therapist’s fee (治疗师费用) • $1,350 ($1,350美元) Provide the following assessments (提供以下评估): • Asylum Cases: Explaining psychological reasons why a client missed the one-year filing deadline; and detailing how PTSD symptoms provide evidence of the persecution they suffered. (避难案件:解释客户错过一年申请截止日期的心理原因,并详细说明创伤后应激障碍症状如何证明他们所受的迫害。) • Extreme Hardship Cases: Identifying unique factors contributing to a client’s psychological distress such as: illness; disability; professional, financial, or academic hardship; or adverse home-country conditions that would affect the petitioner or their family members. (极端困难案件:确定导致客户心理困扰的独特因素,例如:疾病;残疾;职业、经济或学业困难;或影响申请人或其家庭成员的原籍国不利条件。) • VAWA Cases: Detailing the client’s psychological symptoms which are common for domestic violence victims; assessing credibility; and where useful, explaining uncommon phenomena such as ways in which men are abused by female partners. (VAWA案件:详细说明客户作为家暴受害者常见的心理症状;评估可信度;并在必要时解释男性如何受到女性伴侣虐待的罕见现象。) 3) TELE-COACHING (远程辅导) I provide tele-coaching nationally and internationally in areas of international education between U.S. and China, parenting, dating/premarital relationships. (我在国内和国际范围内提供远程辅导,涵盖美国和中国之间的国际教育、育儿、约会/婚前关系等领域。) 4) EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCE CONSULTING SERVICES (教育与社会科学咨询服务) I have 9 years of full-time consulting experience in research design, process and outcome program evaluation, survey, instrument and questionnaire development, data collection, qualitative analysis, focus group, in-person and phone in-depth interviews, site visits, quantitative data analysis, data manipulation, sampling, weighting, report writing, literature review, training and technical assistance, program design, proposal writing, and project management. I have worked on more than 30 U.S. federal, state, and local government research projects, authored a dozen reports/issue briefs, and presented more than ten papers at national conferences as the first author. I have content expertise in psychology, pedagogy, child development, parenting, education, family studies, mental health, and workforce development. I am highly proficient in SPSS. Please contact me for consulting services at: 240-222-1529 or 我在研究设计、过程和结果项目评估、调查、问卷开发、数据收集、定性分析、焦点小组、面对面和电话深度访谈、现场访问、定量数据分析、数据处理、抽样、加权、撰写报告、文献综述、培训和技术援助、项目设计、撰写提案以及项目管理方面拥有9年的全职咨询经验。我参与了30多个美国联邦、州和地方政府的研究项目,撰写了十几份报告/简报,并作为第一作者在全国性会议上发表了十多篇论文。我在心理学、教育学、儿童发展、育儿、教育、家庭研究、心理健康和劳动力发展方面具有专业知识和经验。欢迎通过240-222-1529或bethaniewang@sbscounselingconsulting.com与我联系以获取咨询服务。 5) OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 其他专业经验 I’ve taught child development, research methods, family law, and family finance classes at undergraduate levels in the Department of Family Science at the University of Maryland as a Teaching Assistant, Asian American Psychology in the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland as an Adjunct Lecturer, and Parenting at the University of Maryland Global Campus as an Adjunct Professor. (我曾在马里兰大学家庭科学系担任助教,教授儿童发展、研究方法、家庭法和家庭财务课程,担任马里兰大学亚裔美国人研究项目的兼职讲师,以及马里兰大学全球校区的兼职教授。) I am a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT). 我是美国婚姻与家庭治疗协会(AAMFT)的临床会员。 EDUCATION (教育背景) Ph.D. in Family Science, University of Maryland at College Park (美国马里兰大学家庭科学博士学位) M.S. in Couple and Family Therapy, University of Maryland at College Park (美国马里兰大学家庭与夫妻治疗硕士学位) M.A. in Parenting Education, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China (北京师范大学家庭教育硕士学位) B.A. in School Education (Pedagogy & Psychology), Anhui Normal University, China (安徽师范大学学校教育学士学位-教育学和心理学) LICENSE (执照): • Maryland: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LCM918) [美国马里兰州婚姻家庭治疗师执照 (LCM918)] • Washington, D.C.: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT20001296) [美国华盛顿特区婚姻家庭治疗师执照 (LMFT20001296)[ CREDENTIALS (资格证书): • EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Basic Training (Completed in December 2023) • Certificate: Immigration Psychological Evaluations (Date: Nov. 2022) [移民心理评估证书(日期:2022年11月)] • Certificate: Prepare and Enrich / 1331101 (Date: 2020) for premarital counseling [婚前咨询Prepare and Enrich证书] • Certificate: Emotional Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) (Date: 2021) (情感导向个体疗法证书) • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) Certification #285-65450 (Date: 2022) (临床创伤专业人员认证) • Certificate: Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) (Date: 2019)(辩证行为疗法证书) I am verified by Psychology Today(我已经通过Psychology Today的验证): I offer FREE 15-20 minutes phone or video consultation to answer your questions. (我提供免费的15-20分钟电话或视频咨询,回答您的问题。)
Xiaofang (Bethanie) Wang Lanterman 王小芳
Ph.D., M.A., M.S., LCMFT (博士、双硕士学位及临床婚姻家庭咨询师)


  • Anxiety
  • Interracial Couple Relationship
  • Parent/Child Relationships
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Cross-Cultural Adaptation
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Couples Counseling
  • Anger Management
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Communication Issues
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Racial Identity
  • Stress
  • Sex Therapy
  • Child Development
  • Play Therapy and Sand Tray
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Immigration Mental Heath Evaluation


  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Bowen Intergenerational Therapy
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Family/Marital Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Gottman Method
  • Play Therapy
  • Prepare/Enrich for Premarital Counseling
  • Somatic
  • Attachment-Based

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna


  • 50-Minute Session : $190
  • 90-Minute Session: $285
  • Limited sliding scale fee based on financial needs: $140 - $170
  • Premarital Counseling Package (Prepare and Enrich or SYMBIS): $1,350
  • Immigration Mental Health Evaluations/移民心理评估: $1,350


“We appreciate everything you have done for us. Having you as our therapist was the best decision and it was very impactful. Thank you again! 我们对你为我们所做的一切表示感激。选择你作为我们的治疗师是最明智的决定,也产生了非常深远的影响。再次感谢你! ”

From a past couple written on July 25, 2021

“I truly appreciate all of the time, effort, patience and kindness that you have put into each and every one of our sessions. I cannot begin to express how helpful and empowering you have been for me. 我真心感激你在我们每一次交流中所付出的所有时间、精力、耐心和善意。我无法表达你对我的帮助和鼓励有多大。”

From an individual client written on 6/14/2021

“Side By Side Counseling & Consulting LLC has been selected as the Winner for the 2022 Best of North Bethesda Awards in the category of Mental Health and Family Relationship Counselor. 荣获2022年North Bethesda心理健康和家庭关系咨询类别的最佳奖项获得者。”

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