Chou Mu-Tzu holds a master’s degree in psychology and counseling from National Taipei University of Education. She has worked as a psychologist and school counselor, and is a frequent guest on TV shows where she discusses issues of mental health. She currently runs the Sincere Counseling Center, and is the lead vocalist of the folk-gothic metal band Crescent Lament. Her first book Emotional Blackmail sold over seventy-thousand copies in its first six months of release. The book sparked a discussion in the media about the concept of emotional blackmail, and has been translated into Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, and Indonesian.