Welcome to Ray Psychology! Ray, in English, means each of the lines in which light (and heat) may seem to stream from the sun or any luminous body. Rui (pronounced Ray), in Chinese, means deep wisdom from within. As the name implies, we are committed to utilize evidence-based practice and the most-updated research to identify the root cause of your current struggles, uncover the unhealthy patterns, and develop changes that comes from within, because those are the changes that will last. With this mission in mind, our therapists specialize therapy for anxiety and stress, couples therapy, and sex therapy. We are proud to provide in-person couples therapy and sex therapy in Menlo Park, California. Please take your time to review our website, and feel free to contact us for a consultation to find out how we can best help you.
Psychotherapy for Anxiety and Relationship
Compassionate, Evidence-Based Psychotherapy in the San Francisco Bay Area and Throughout California Since 2011
Are you struggling with anxiety and/or relationship concerns and not sure how to improve the situation? As BIPOC psychologists, we understand how hard it can be to seek help when we are struggling emotionally. We relate to your struggles of feeling confident/belonged, making impacts, juggling work/life demands, finding love, maintaining healthy relationships, drawing healthy boundary with family members, and resolving childhood traumas. We provide a safe space for you to better understand yourself, and to heal and achieve your life goals.
Our doctoral level psychotherapists specialize in:
Quality Therapy Services
Psychological Services in Silicon Valley and Throughout California
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious? Is your mind constantly occupied by worries and concerns that you cannot seem to control? Whether your anxiety is situational, temporary or persistent, it often compromises your life quality one way or another. You may find yourself having difficulty sleeping, concentrating on tasks, questioning your decisions, or avoiding uncertainties in life. Fortunately, anxiety is highly treatable with evidence-based treatments.
With extensive training and experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based interventions, we collaborate with our clients in tackling various anxiety-related challenges including:
Obsessive and Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Couples therapy, also known as marriage or couples counseling, is a professional intervention designed to support couples in improving their relationship and resolving conflicts. It provides a safe and nurturing environment where partners can openly communicate, gain insights into their relationship dynamics, and work towards building a healthier and more fulfilling partnership.
With extensive training and experience, we work with couples on:
Expressing and Receiving Love
Building and Maintaining Trust
Navigating Cultural Differences in Interracial Relationship
Recovering from Infidelity
Child therapy, also known as play therapy or child counseling, is a specialized form of therapy that focuses on supporting the emotional, social, and behavioral well-being of children and adolescents. It provides a safe and therapeutic space where young individuals can express themselves, explore their feelings, and work through challenges using developmentally appropriate approaches.
During our past 10 years of working with children and teens in the Silicone Valley, we have worked with children and teens struggling with the following concerns:
Adjustment (move, parents' divorce, new school, etc. )
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Gender identity and sexual orientation concerns
Sexual health concerns
Suicidal ideation and self-harming
Sex therapy is a form of therapy intended to help individuals and couples resolve sexual difficulties, such as performance anxiety or relationship problems. I provide brief or long-term sex therapy for individuals and couples using an integrative theoretical approach. My style is warm, collaborative, and strength-based. With an integrated approach, I work with clients with respect and compassion. I utilize evidence-based practice and the most-updated research to develop treatment plan that is unique to your specific needs.
I specialize in helping individuals and couples with relational and sexual concerns.
Physical and emotional sexual pain
Low sexual desire
Mismatched desires and needs within a couple
Delayed or impaired orgasm
Stress & Burnout
Stress and burnout are two interconnected phenomena that can have a significant impact on an individual's well-being, productivity, and overall quality of life.
Types of Stress:
Episodic Acute Stress
Types of Burnout:
Traumatic events—such as an accident, assault, military combat or natural disaster—can have lasting effects on a person’s mental health. While many people will have short term responses to life-threatening events, some will develop longer term symptoms that can lead to a diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD symptoms often co-exist with other conditions such as substance use disorders, depression and anxiety.
We collaborate with clients in healing:
AAPI Mental Health
AAPI mental health faces specific cultural, social, and systemic factors that can influence mental well-being. These factors include acculturation stress, intergenerational conflicts, discrimination, racism, language barriers, cultural stigma around mental health, and limited access to culturally competent mental health services.
As BIPOC psychologists, we compassionately support AAPI individuals struggling with :
Stress and Burnout
Marriage and Relationship Concerns
Family of Origin Concerns
Starting therapy was one of the hardest decisions I've made in my life, I was so embarrassed by my problems and didn't want to be judged. I also didn't want one of those "nice therapist" that couldn't help me. My friend recommended me to talk to Margaret and I gave it a try. She was kind, welcoming, but also real and knowledgeable. Margaret made it so easy for me to open up without feeling judged. I learned so much about myself, and for once, feel good about myself.
Past therapy client, Engineer at leading tech company
Convenient Location in Downtown Menlo Park, Free and easy parking, 5 minute walk from CalTrain Station
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