Margaret Li, Psy.D., CST
Hi, I am Dr. Li, a licensed clinical psychologist, the founder and director of our clinic: Ray Psychology. Thank you for visiting our website, and hopefully you find our information helpful in making a decision for your care.
I specialize in helping adults and couples 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. I am one of the few Asian American and Chinese speaking AASECT Certified Sex Therapist across the US.
I look forward to speaking with you about how my expertise might be helpful for your personal and professional growth!
Doctor of Clinical Psychology
The Wright Institute, Berkeley
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology
The Wright Institute, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Berkeley
AASECT (American Association of Sexual Educators, Counselors, and Therapist) Certified Sex Therapist
Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 2
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 Psychological Association
California Psychological Association
Asian American Psychological Association
Santa Clara County Psychological Association
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)
childbirth and pregnancy complications
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 12-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 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.
We understand that it is not easy to connect with a provider that truly understands your concerns. We offer a free, no-obligation, 15-min phone consultation. If, during the consultation, we decided that we are not a good fit for you, we will provide you with trusted referrals so you don't have to do the search all over again.
Please note that Dr. Li is currently on maternity leave and will return to practice in July 2023. Thank you.