Ms. Anran Zhou, MS



Purdue University Northwest

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

M.S. in Couple and Family Therapy

B.A. in Psychology

Additional Training/Certificate:

TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 and Level 2

One of the greatest pains that people shoulder comes from the feeling that we do not belong, we are not seen or heard, and we do not get to exist authentically as who we are. In our work together, my focus is to assist you as you heal this deep wound, activate your strength and resources, and experience realignment with your authentic self, connection with others and the world around us. Within a warm, affirming and empowering space, you are invited to unfurl your experiences, identities, and yearnings. I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families navigating emotional and relational concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, identity development, communication issues, relational/familial conflict, intercultural dynamics and more.

I utilize Experiential and Narrative theories informed by anti-racist, (intersectional) feminist, LGBTQIA+ affirming, culturally-sensitive, and trauma-informed lenses. I also lean on Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my couple’s work. As a systemic therapist, I view that the world is one wherein our lives are embedded in visible and invisible relationships and systems. In therapy, besides reflecting on our inner life, we will also examine those invisible yet tangible contextual factors that shape our experiences. I deeply value collaborating with my clients. Together, we will interrupt patterns that no longer serve you, and create new possibilities that you desire. I view language accessibility extremely important to mental health care, and am happy to provide services in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

Behind any definite answers, there are usually more untold stories waiting to be heard. I am committed to listening to your stories and walking shoulder to shoulder with you along the daring yet worthwhile journey toward healing.

Issues Treated

Emotional Disturbance
Family Conflict
Life Transitions
Marital and Premariatl
Peer Relationships
Racial Identity
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Trauma and PTSD
Women's Issues


Relationship/Marital/Family Issues
Identity Development
Asian/Asian-American Issues

Session Types

Family Therapy
Individual Therapy
Couples Counseling

Age Specialties

Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Types of Therapy

Culturally Sensitive
Emotionally Focused
Experiential Therapy
Family / Marital
Family Systems
Gottman Method
Liberation Based Practice