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!

Warmly,

Dr. Margaret

 

APPOINTMENT

Services

Consultation
Individual Therapy
Couples Therapy
Supervision

Contact

 
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Happy, unapologetically

 

My Practice

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 :

  • overwhelming emotions

  • negative self-talks

  • productivity problem

  • concentration problem

  • anxiety/panic attacks

  • low self-esteem

  • sleep problem 

  • 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)

  • work stress

  • sexual issues 

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 margaret@raypsychology.com.

 

My Becoming

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. 

 

My Qualifications

Education

Doctor of Clinical Psychology

The Wright Institute, Berkeley

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology

The Wright Institute, Berkeley

Bachelor of Arts

Social Welfare

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

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)

  • American Psychological Association

  • California Psychological Association

  • Asian American Psychological Association

  • Santa Clara County Psychological Association

Certifications

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 1

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 2

 
 
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Consultation Inquiry

 

650.332.4398

648 Menlo Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025

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