Counseling and Psychological Services
MEET OUR STAFF
The VRCaPS Team of Compassionate Therapists and Staff
Kane Tung, Ph.D., CASDCS
Founder, Clinical Director
As a father of an Autistic child and Staff Psychologist for one of the premier centers for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Westchester, NY: Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS), Dr. Kane Tung has extensive personal and professional experience managing and bringing fulfillment to individuals and caregivers of Developmental Disabilities. Kane’s style was also profoundly shaped by his years of work with Older Adults at Long Island Jewish Hospital and nursing homes as he specialized in Grief and End of Life cases bringing all events of a client’s life together to make sense of it honestly and genuinely. It was during that time he first came up with integrating Virtual Reality with therapy to the benefit and wonder of his clients.
Forming VRCAPS, Kane is excited to be marrying his clinical practice and wide spectrum of experiences from being a Producer at SyFy Channel and SONY, as well as a newspaper journalist and playwright to his considerable work with the early Anime and Gaming community.
Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder
N.J. Psychologist License #35SI00571300
N.Y. Psychologist License #021367
Chen Peng, LPC
Supervising Therapist, LPC
Chen hails from New York University with her own multicultural background providing bilingual counseling services in English and Chinese for adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. She sees therapy as a collaborative journey with clients towards a more thriving and satisfactory life state and practices a person-centered, humanistic approach that is integrated with other evidence-based strategies such as: Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with a balance between Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic Therapy. Chen has extensive experience in working with anxiety, depression, alcohol and substance use, trauma, self-esteem, cultural adjustment and developmental difficulties.
NJ LPC License #37PC00858900
NY LMHC License # 012342
Xinyu Sun, LAC
Assistant Clinical Director, Mental Health Counselor
Xinyu is a Mental Health Counselor graduate from The Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness at NYU. She has had a diverse cultural experience growing up in mainland China, living in Hong Kong for four years, and now studying at NYU, giving her a focus on diversity and working with individuals’ unique experience in their sociocultural contexts as well as through different cultural and life experiences.
She has a focus on identifying where you are in your life journey and believes that the therapy room is not only a safe environment for clients to process their past experiences but also a place to work on the here-and-now. Xinyu is able to conduct therapy in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
NJ Lic #AC-GTL-20-01671
Indira is an intern attending Lesley University’s Mental Health Counseling program with a specialization in Dance/Movement Therapy. Throughout her life, Indira has leaned into the benefits of the expressive arts and movement as a therapeutic means of coping and promoting well being in one’s life. As movement is one of our first languages and how we first begin to express ourselves, the mind-body connection is powerful to the therapeutic process. She believes that a combination of talk therapy coupled with creative arts can be beneficial to one’s ability to cope and heal.
Indira believes that art therapy can benefit a wide range of individuals to help them create connection, clarity and overall mental and physical well being
Haoyang Zhang, our Clinical Counselor Intern from New York University’s esteemed Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness graduate program. Fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese, Haoyang expands our therapy services with his dual-language proficiency.
With a background spanning Sichuan, China to California and now New York City, Haoyang has amassed an appreciation of diversity and cultural experiences. Earning his bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science from UCLA, he’s developed a deep understanding of the mind and its processes.
A firm believer in cultural humility and the uniqueness of each individual, Haoyang sees therapy as a safe space for healing and preparation for life’s challenges. Passionate about serving diverse clients, he is not just a counselor but a compassionate listener taking a part of the difficult journey of life with you.