Hi, I'm Dr. Margaret
I'm a Clinical Psychologist in California, first-generation Chinese American, and first-generation college student. I specialize in helping teens and young adults to navigate personal and professional challenges. As a first-generation immigrant and first-generation college student, I understand the perseverance and tenacity it takes to thrive or even just to survive in the Bay Area. I 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.
Understanding that your time is a finite resource, I am committed to provide short-term, proactive evidence-based treatment to help address your unique challenges. I look forward to speaking with you about how my expertise might be helpful for your personal and professional growth!
I see therapy as a space for self-learn, self-growth, and discovery of your resiliencies to live life to the fullest. It is a journey of expanding and deepening more dimensions in your life. My style is warm, collaborative, and strength-based. I utilize evidence-based practice and the most-updated research to develop treatment plan that is unique to your specific needs. Some of the problems that I work with including but not limited to :
relationship concerns (dating, maintaining healthy relationship, divorce, finding love after divorce)
family pressure/boundary concerns
financial planning stress (especially regarding FIRE financial independence retire early)
My Work-Life Balance
Outside of work, I enjoy making YouTube videos, driving, practicing yoga, meditating, traveling, hiking, connecting with my friends, and playing with my 10-year-old rabbit Honey (ask me how he can live so long and healthy). These self-care activities allow me to rejuvenate so I can better serve my clients.
To find out how my expertise can help you, please call me at (650) 332-4398 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Becoming a psychologist was not a light choice (trust me, psychologist is not on the approved list of "desirable careers" in my family), but a choice guided by my values, passion, and journey of self-development. My own childhood adversities and economic hardship have trained me to be resilient, conscientious, and most importantly, intuitive to my clients’ needs. I intentionally chose to pursue a degree in Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) to focus on honing my skill in providing evidence-based treatments that are based on the most updated research.
Over the past decade, I have successfully worked with diverse brilliant minds including executives, engineers, researchers, scientists, entrepreneurs, medical professionals, small business owners from organizations such as Google, Facebook, Genetech, Tesla, LinkedIn, Uber, and a variety of start-ups. I have also worked closely with college students from Stanford, UC Berkeley, Princeton, as well as many challenging local high schools.
I currently serve as an Adjunct Faculty at the Wright Institute Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Clinic, providing supervision for clinicians in training.
Doctor of Clinical Psychology
The Wright Institute, Berkeley
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology
The Wright Institute, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Berkeley
Professional Training and Experience
Sexual Health Alliance
Clinical Supervisor/Adjunct Faculty, Berkeley Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Clinic
Kaiser Permanente Department of Adult Psychiatry
California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Department of Psychiatry
San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
American Psychological Association
California Psychological Association
Asian American Psychological Association
Santa Clara County Psychological Association
Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 1
Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 2