Susan Chung is a licensed clinical social worker at CAPS and is part of the Multicultural Health Program (MCHP). Ms. Chung is originally from Taiwan and moved to California when she was 12. Ms. Chung obtained her Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine in 2006, continuing her education and receiving a master's degree in Public Health - Health Education and Promotion from the University of Southern California in 2009. After working as an outreach coordinator to raise mental health awareness in the Asian community in Oakland, CA for two years, she decided to pursue her master's degree in Social Work from New York University in 2014 to become a clinician who can provide counseling to people in need.
Since her graduation in 2014, Ms. Chung has created two career paths for herself. One path is to work closely with survivors of violent crime, such as human trafficking, sexual assault, and domestic violence as an advocate and case manager. Another path is to focus on adolescents and young adults at various outpatient settings in providing mental health counseling. After a long soul-searching journey, Ms. Chung has decided to dedicate herself full time as a student counselor at UNC.
Besides her work, Ms. Chung enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying coffee and bubble tea, watching college football, and writing stories – in fact, she wrote a novel about her college experience as a 1.5 generation immigrant. The goals of the novel are to help herself to remember her young days when she is 80-year-old and to invite readers to understand the struggles, the fun and the viewpoint of a 1.5 gen college student.