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"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I change." 

- Carl Rogers

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

-Maya Angelou

  • Are you someone who wants to feel more connected with yourself and be more genuine in your relationships? 

  • Are you going through a difficult time, having a hard time coping with feelings of depression, anxiety, and loneliness, and feel like you are lost or no one understands you?

  • Are you an international student longing for academic success yet struggling with language barrier, cultural and academic adjustment?

  • Are you an immigrant or person of color experiencing acculturation stress, racial identity development issues, or hurting because of micro-aggression, racism, and systemic oppression?

  • Are you feeling stuck in an unhealthy relationship, recovering from a relational trauma, or torn by family/inter-generational conflict?

  • Are you a mom struggling with anxiety, overwhelming sadness, or sense of isolation during pregnancy or postpartum?

Healing starts from telling your stories. I'm here for you, hearing you, feeling for you, exploring with you, speaking up for you.


About Me

Hello, I am Dr. Wang. I am a Chinese Mandarin-English bilingual licensed psychologist practicing in Arcadia, California (License # PSY30284). I have over 15 years of experience working with young adults and non-traditional students in several university counseling centers, and with adults of all ages at private practice. I am experienced in providing individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, consultation, and educational workshops. In my previous roles, I was also passionate about providing training and supervision to clinician-in-training as well as reaching out to the community and offering workshops and various programming.


I work with a wide range of concerns that include, but not limited to,

  • Stress and Anxiety

  • Depression and other emotional difficulties

  • Academic success, career development

  • Sleep and insomnia

  • Relationship/interpersonal issues (peer relationship problems, intimate relationship problems, family conflict, parenting)

  • International student experience, Asian/Asian Americans, immigration stress

  • Grief and loss

  • Life transitions 

  • Identity development

  • Women's issues, pregnancy, prenatal, postpartum 

Mandarin-speaking Psychologist in California

Education and Qualifications

I am currently providing psychological services as a Licensed Psychologist in the State of California, my previous educational and clinical experiences included but not limited to: 

  • Mandarin-speaking Specialist/Group Therapy Program Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Madison University Health Services, Madison, Wisconsin

  • Staff Psychologist, University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan CAPS, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Pre-Doctoral Internship, Colorado State University Health Network, Fort Collins, Colorado

  • PhD. in Counseling Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

       Dissertation:Depression and Suicide Behavior among College Students: Understanding the  Moderator Effect of Self-Esteem and Suicide Resilience

  • M.A. in Human Services and Community Counseling, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey

  • M.Ed. in Teaching English as a Second Language, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey

  • B.A. in English Language, Nankai University, Tianjin, China


Identity and Self-Care

Self-Care is a priority in the work we do

I am a married Chinese woman in my 40s. I am a mother of a lovely boy and a Chiweenie dog (my fur baby). I grew up in China and came to the US for my graduate studies. I have always had a curiosity in understanding human experience (emotional experience, cognition, and behaviors), and I am fascinated by people’s resilience in the face of adversity.

I enjoy spending time with family, connecting with friends, and having "me" time. My favorite self-care activities are meditation, journaling, hiking, reading, traveling, going to the movies, taking a hot bath, and dancing.

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