Asian Therapists in Irvine, CA

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InPsychOut Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Currently, I am connected with many Asian Americans who seek additional support in navigating cultural/relational issues and are processing intergenerational trauma.
Hello! My name is Thao Chau (pronounced Tao Cho)- some clients may also know me as Judy(she/her/hers). I am a CA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (License No. 130448) based in Orange County. I am the sole owner of Inpsychout Therapy, where I use techniques backed by solid research to help my clients nurture change from the inside out. I am a first generation millennial who is conversational in Vietnamese and familiar with the Asian American culture & upbringing. Throughout my career, I have worked with a diverse client population of varying age groups, cultures and ethnicities.
(949) 670-9876
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Irvine, CA 92614
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Roshni Samtani
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am so glad you found your way here. I am Roshni and I specialize in relational work. I primarily work with couples and when I get lucky I have the privilege to sit with the whole family. I believe the problem lies in the larger context as opposed to in an individual. So, in our sessions, we will have conversations around childhood attachments, culture, race, gender, ancestry, immigration, religion etc., and how these themes impact the way we show up in our relationships with others and ourselves. Currently I am researching the needs of and beliefs about premarital counseling in the South Asian population in the USA
(949) 229-4164
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Irvine, CA 92612
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Andres Chou
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with people from all backgrounds, but I have special insight into diverse cultural experiences, such as Asian -American and Christian faith backgrounds.
When you feel stuck or overwhelmed, you don't want to settle for generic solutions. I provide therapy that addresses your unique struggles so that you can move toward greater confidence and deeper connection. Maybe you're suffering from an unbearable loss or a painful past experience. Perhaps you feel disconnected and lonely. Maybe you feel lost at work because the pressure is too immense. Anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship issues... whatever the label may be, this isn't how you imagined your life. You feel better for a moment, but it doesn't last. You don't have to keep struggling like this.
(626) 243-2883
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Irvine, CA 92606
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Judy Chen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
“I wish I could press the restart button and start over.” How many times have you thought this or heard your child say this? If you have, you may be hoping for change! I am a trilingual (Mandarin/Taiwanese) therapist, providing therapy and psychological testing, with specialized experience in working with the concerns of Asian communities. No matter your age, your words are powerful and the key to change! Whether it is play therapy for your child or talk therapy as a teen or parent, I work to provide a safe environment for you to feel welcome. Together, we will build on your strengths, and prepare you for the obstacles ahead.
(949) 342-4710
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Irvine, CA 92612
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Christine Luu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am an Orange County therapist providing online therapy to California residents. As an Asian American therapist, I enjoy servicing Asian American Millennials who are struggling with life transitions, grief, anxiety, relationship issues, and work-life balance. Clients who seek me are interested in managing their life, balancing relationships, and gaining more self awareness and confidence. I help clients with awareness of their negative thought patterns, transforming them into positive ones, process their grief, manage their stress, and take control over their lives through mindfulness and intention.
(949) 570-4791
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Irvine, CA 92612
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Eli J Ko
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a Korean-American, I understand the cultural demands and stressors that come with being born in the Asian culture.
Life can feel overwhelming when you’re under constant stress, whether it be work-related, family conflict, relationship trouble, or dealing with your inner conflict and fears. Maybe you are not able to live your true authentic self because of the messages and values placed on you by your culture, religion, and society. You want to be seen and heard as your true genuine self and break free from the messages and values that chained you from living your full authentic self.
(714) 869-7025
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Irvine, CA 92606
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Not accepting new clients
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Andy Park
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT, CMAT, EMDR
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
I'm also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT) with experience working with Asian American men, Christian ministry workers, and LGBTQ clients.
I'm a 2nd generation Korean-American Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in trauma, sexual addictions, and Christian spirituality issues. Not everyone is gravely affected by trauma, but some of us may find that our past experiences have made it increasingly difficult to manage our lives. As an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and Certified Brainspotting Professional (BSP), I employ the latest techniques to help people recover from trauma and learn to see life from a different, more productive perspective.
(714) 831-5092
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Irvine, CA 92602
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Jason Wu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
My specialties include complex trauma, childhood abuse/neglect, healing from narcissistic/abusive relationships, codependency and relationship problems, substance use disorders, masculinity and men's issues, couples therapy, and working with Asian American/minority issues such as family conflict, intergenerational trauma, cultural identity & racism.
Though I work with most issues, I specialize in helping people recover from complex trauma. People with narcissistic, abusive, or neglectful parents or partners sometimes develop issues with trusting themselves, have difficulty maintaining close relationships, struggle with an inner critic, vacillate often between depression and anxiety, lack a solid sense of identity, or feel a sense of emptiness when their lives seem great on paper. Sometimes that trauma can even become part of one's identity - I work with clients to build insight, boundaries, self-compassion, and acceptance to free themselves from it & live more fulfilling lives.
(415) 423-2518
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Irvine, CA 92612
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Lynn Nishimura
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
A majority of my clients are Asian -American and in our work together we explore how this identity connects and influences present-day circumstances.
Updated 11/2022: Currently have a waitlist; will update. Searching for a therapist is not easy! I recognize this and will respond to therapy inquiries within two business days. If you're searching for a therapist, my guess is that you've tried everything else and the feelings of overwhelm simply won't go away. Maybe your mind is holding on to the same negative thought; it feels heavy, and it’s exhausting. You might be looking for a safe place to simply catch your breath – a place to process and re-group. This is where our path cross.
(657) 214-9997
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Irvine, CA 92602
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Sarah Zhang Park
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought that you should be further along in life by now? As an Asian American, you feel unsatisfied with where you are currently at in life, but you don't know where you should be headed. You might even feel like you lack the confidence to pursue your dreams. Because of these struggles, you might also find it hard to connect with your loved ones.
(626) 316-6150
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Irvine, CA 92602
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Maria Tran
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
As a queer, first generation, Asian American therapist, I view therapy through an intersectionality lens to understand the layering experiences of the identities we hold.
Taking the first steps towards healing our inner wounds is a journey that does not have to be made alone. Therapy is a space for your to be seen, heard, and foster a sense of security. With a client centered approach, I am here to walk side by side you, with a goal of making you feel empowered to make the positive changes you want to make for your life. By navigating our past experiences, we uncover patterns, messages, and beliefs we internalize that holds us back in our present moments. Gaining awareness of our past, and making new meaning, we are able to create new experiences for our future.
(562) 269-1466
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Irvine, CA 92612
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Yuhyeon (Lee) Urias
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I came from an Asian immigrant and multicultural background.
You are not alone. However, I understand that we sometimes may feel like we have nothing or nobody in our lives. It makes us feel like we are walking alone through a long and dark tunnel. Passing through that tunnel by yourself is not easy, and I believe that therapy can be a lamplight to navigate your paths to get out. As a clinician, I would like to support you in discovering your own ways safely and comfortably. I support my clients to understand what they need to re-establish and reconnect with themselves and others. My therapeutic approach is based on CBT, Solution Focused, Attachment, and Family System Theories.
(818) 873-2592
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Irvine, CA 92620
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Henna Cho
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW
Verified
Verified
Growing up as an Asian American, I am familiar with the challenges encountered being raised by immigrant parents.
Are you feeling alone, unheard, or stuck? Are you experiencing anxiety, fatigue, and excessive worrying that impact your relationships and career? I’m glad you’re taking the time to notice these changes and to invest in yourself to become a better version of yourself. In sessions, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help identify ways to incorporate positive changes for your negative thought patterns. Thus, you will learn to become better equipped in maintaining your personal or professional goals. I am committed to helping my clients decrease anxiety and manage healthy relationships.
(949) 732-1813
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Irvine, CA 92606
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Mary Jordan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, EMDR, EMMHS, CMHS, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in Filipinx, Asian , Pacific Islander and American cultures.
HAVE YOU ALWAYS BEEN THE STRONG ONE AND FEEL THE PRESSURE TO KEEP SMILING WHEN THINGS ARE AWFUL? DO YOU CHOOSE TO STRUGGLE IN SILENCE BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE THAT TALKING ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS IS A BURDEN TO OTHERS? ARE YOU TIRED OF THE SAME UNCOMFORTABLE OR EXCRUCIATING PATTERNS REPLAYING IN YOUR LIFE, CAUSING DISRUPTION IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS? Do you love too hard? Unsure of where you belong; emotionally, culturally, racially, sexually? Are you experiencing betrayal? Feeling embarrassed. Stuck? As a 1st generation FIlipinx American with lived experience in multicultural relationships in Western society, I can help. Experience matters.
(949) 529-0966
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Irvine, CA 92612
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Tzu-Yin Inga Yeh
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a registered associate MFT in California and had worked in the mental health field for more than 10 years in Taiwan. With an Asian culture background, I can also speak Mandarin and Taiwanese, and I am familiar with the challenges the immigration families may have in the U.S. Both adults and teenagers suffer in and outside the family and feel hard to find someone who can understand their distress. My clients always describe me as calm and warm. You will have a safe and reliable space here, feel being understood and accepted, and find your best way to move on.
(949) 484-5008 x4
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Irvine, CA 92612
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Nakju Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have a unique understanding of the Asian American experience especially with acculturation issues between immigrant parents and their kids raised in America, interracially married couples, and couples and partners with different levels of acculturation.
My goal is to guide people restore their self-esteem as a competent individual, build a healthy relationship with others, especially with their spouse and children, and promote lasting change that brings them to feel loved, capable, and alive. It may be a long journey, but by the end of the journey I have seen people moving away from unhealthy vicious cycle of the past and creating more desirable relationships with each other.
(949) 309-5098
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Irvine, CA 92606
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Southern California Family Wellness
Psychologist, PhD, BCC
Verified
Verified
As a Licensed Psychologist, a Board Certified Personal & Executive Life Coach, and an Asian -American issues expert, my passion in life is to help people to become healthy.
Are you overwhelmed/stressful due to a new situation in life? Are you struggling finding a right psychologist for you? Are you a busy, successful professional who has many things going on in your life but feeling empty inside and lack of purpose/direction in life? Have you been struggling with some of life issues/mental health issues for a while? Have you been thinking of working on these issues to achieve a well-balance life? Have your untreated mental health issues made a huge impact on your work or family life? Let's connect to work on ways to improve your health. I would like to partner with you on this journey.
(949) 806-4489
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Irvine, CA 92614
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David Reed & Associates
Psychologist, PhD, CEAP
Verified
Verified
Our office has limited openings for individual adult patients. We are unable to accept teens, couples, or families at the present time. With many years of working with persons of Asian or Hispanic/Latinx decent, Dr. Reed has a deep understanding for the role that diversity and culture play in one's overall well-being. His involvement with the LGBTQ community spans decades including early research regarding manager's attitudes regarding person's with HIV in the workplace. Dr. Reed is easy to talk with and provides useful information as part of the affirmative counseling services he offers.
(949) 353-5642
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Irvine, CA 92618
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Theresa Cao
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have worked with individuals of all ages, but I specialize in working with young adults, women, working professionals, and Asian Americans facing issues such as relationship difficulties/codependency, life transitions/change, career challenges/imposter syndrome, identity issues, and cultural/generational issues.
My career has been dedicated to helping individuals create meaning in their lives. As a Vietnamese American, born and raised in Southern California by two immigrant parents, I am able to empathize with cultural and inter-generational factors that impact many Asian American individuals. As a mother and a wife, I understand the complex and overwhelming feelings that accompany balancing different roles and revel in the work of maternal mental health. As a working professional, I enjoy helping other professionals (specifically other mental health therapists) establish a work-life balance and work towards their career goals.
(657) 214-4324
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Irvine, CA 92620
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Vidhi Kantawala
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with the South Asian and Desi community, and those who identify as part of the BIPOC.
Are you feeling suffocated by the voice in your head? Do your cultural experiences and expectations feel traumatic? Are you someone who reduces your value and self worth because of your pain or perceived failures? If you are ready to take control of your healing, love who you are, and make room for the positive, then I am here to help you develop your identity, self esteem, and confidence. I teach you to recognize your core beliefs, thought patterns, and the impact of your backgrounds and experiences. My purpose is to help you look inward and heal your soul world. When you heal the internal, it impacts change in your external world
(949) 334-5456
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Irvine, CA 92602
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