Michelle Chang

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, RDT

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Michelle Chang, MA, MFT, RDT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Emeryville
(510) 962-7461 Website

Michelle Chang

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, RDT


Location

Emeryville, California 94608
(510) 962-7461

Nearby Areas

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Are you struggling with setting boundary or building intimacy? Feeling depressed, unseen, frustrated, ashamed, or helpless? Want to live an authentic life and be who you are? Growing up with critical or controlling parent(s)? No problem is too big or too small. I'm ready to listen to your story and help you live the life you want. You will learn new skills to create healthy relationships with self and others, gain perspectives on your stuckness, and have a happier life. I also have insights regarding cross cultural issues, gender identities/sexual orientation, parenting, and pre-marital counseling.

Special areas of interest: parent-child relationship, self-esteem, uncoupling, family conflicts and assertiveness. I use drawing, sand tray, role play along with talk therapy based on your readiness and interest. I also work well with Asian/Hispanic immigrants, creative teenagers, and parents who are interested in gender creative parenting.

*Accepting new clients on Fridays and Saturdays* Email me to schedule a free 20 minutes consultation. We can connect on the phone or in-person before you make the commitment. You will share a little bit about your situation, ask questions you have, and know how I can support you to achieve your goals.

始終覺得要用最熟悉的語言才能夠好好的表達自己嗎?又或者你想要找一個了解家鄉文化與移民經驗的諮商師跟你聊聊最近的不開心?我時常與說中文的個案與家庭工作,有些是新移民,有些是父母說中文,有些是國際學生。在這塊土地,你可能感覺很孤單、寂寞、不被瞭解與看見;也可能發現原本的自己好像慢慢在消失,變得沒有自信;又或者是因為生活中的一些事件(例如:感情問題、親子關係、學業、事業)被難以消化的憂鬱、焦慮,抑或憤怒壓得喘不過氣來。我會協助你把這些亂成一團毛線球的感受與想法慢慢梳理開來,探索自己真正的需求與渴望,學習建立健康關係的技巧,最後,達成我們一開始一起建立的諮商目標。

很多人沒這麼想過,但我認為「移民」極可能是一個創傷經驗,它大大的改變我們的自我認同跟生命經驗,進而影響我們的大腦與身體對外界刺激的反應。除了移民相關的議題外,我也擅長處理親子關係、親密關係的衝突,無論是因為文化、溝通習慣、界限的不同,還是因為外遇、生活狀態改變(譬如生了孩子)、重要決策所帶來的影響。我除了使用晤談,也會依照個案的興趣與需求來使用繪畫、角色扮演、沙盤等創造性藝術的媒材來輔助諮商過程。你完全不需要有任何藝術相關的經驗或專業也可以透過「玩」、透過「藝術」來更了解自己,突破瓶頸。

踏出第一步往往是需要勇氣的,歡迎發送訊息、寫email給我預約免費的20分鐘電話諮詢,我在星期五跟星期六還有少數幾個位置可以收新個案。(update: Feb/2019) 在電話中,我們會聊一下你想處理的議題、時間、費用,以及回答相關的問題,如果聊完之後,覺得不合適也沒有關係,我認為找到氣味相投的諮商師是很重要的,也許我也可以給你一些轉介的資訊。如果你決定直接打電話給我,也請不要忘記留言,以方便我回電,謝謝!

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2013
  • License and State: 101610 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $130 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Prepare Enrich Life Innovations, Inc. / Prepare Enrich Facilitator
  • Certificate Date: 2014
  • Certificate: North America Drama Therapy Association / 690
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Michelle Chang's Groups

From Heartbreak to Breakthrough

It's an heartbreak recovery camp. Through the therapeutic use of creative arts, talk therapy, and the support from licensed therapist and mind-liked group members, you will find the space to process your emotions, reexamine your relationship dynamics, get perspectives, and grow with your own pace. Learn how to let go and learn from past relationships, create new and more satisfying ways of relating with yourself and others. Next round starts in March 1st, 8 weeks group. (no group meeting on 4/5).

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Asian American Men Support Group

We will use creative arts and talk therapy to explore your experience as Asian American Man in US society. We will cover the topics from masculinity, sexuality, confidence, self-esteem issue, to dating/relationship challenges. This is a supportive space for you to find your strengths, process the oppression, systematic/personal trauma, and internalized toxic messages related to your racial gender identity, and get support from other people who are like you.

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Location

Emeryville, California 94608
(510) 962-7461

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Family Conflict
Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • cross cultural and immigration issues
  • parent-child relationship
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Hispanic and Latino
Alternative Languages: Mandarin
Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Categories
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Heterosexual Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Drama Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Multicultural
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strategic Family Therapy
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Video Counseling

Professional Connections

Aileen Cho, MA, RDT, CEDS, LMFT
Aileen Cho, MA, RDT, CEDS, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Friend, known for 8 years
Manami Yamamoto, MA, LMFT
Manami Yamamoto, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 6 years
Mrs. Joy Liu, MA, LMFT
Mrs. Joy Liu, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 6 years
Marianne Shine Therapy, MA, LMFT, RDT
Marianne Shine Therapy, MA, LMFT, RDT
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 3 years
Ms. Emily Chu Psychotherapy, MMFT, MA, AMFT
Ms. Emily Chu Psychotherapy, MMFT, MA, AMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate known for 3 years
Aileen Cho, MA, RDT, CEDS, LMFT
Aileen Cho, MA, RDT, CEDS, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Friend, known for 8 years
Aileen is a creative, culturally sensitive, knowledgeable therapist. She is well-trained in domestic violence, trauma work, and Eating Disorder.

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Last Modified: 16 Feb 2019
Michelle Chang, MA, MFT, RDT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Emeryville

Michelle Chang

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, RDT