Hiedi Chan, LMFT, ATR
Thanks for visiting my website!
Being an immigrant, a child of an immigrant, a world traveler or an international student has left you feeling disconnected and like you don't belong. You feel alone even though you are among people, busy with school, work and life. You are not alone. Many of us, who uprooted ourselves by choice of our own or someone else, experience these feelings. These feelings are normal. You're human. The isolation and lack of belonging are exhausting and you long to feel better about your life and future.
As an immigrant from Hong Kong, I understand Asian culture. I empathize with those who experience unique challenges, adjusting to living in the US or facing mental health and relationship issues.
My approach is collaborative. I will you see you and hear you. Maybe you are looking for advice, to have someone tell you what to do to solve a problem. I try my best to refrain from doing this as I believe you have the answer within you. You are able. The process of uncovering your strengths is healing and life changing. Together, we can do this.
I have experience working with individuals, couples and families. I also facilitate therapy groups. I worked at schools, children shelters, health centers, hospitals and with the military. This diverse experience helped me grow as a person and a therapist. It helped me to be compassionate, empathic, and to increase my ability to conceptualize cases with competence. To meet my clients where they are at and help them grow.
I look forward to meeting with you and coming alongside you to address the challenges that life poses. You can live a life with more joy, peace and hope.
How Therapy Works
Therapy is an interactive process. It is unlike treating physical ailments, which are usually handled more in a linear manner, i.e. you tell your doctor about your symptoms, and doctors examine and prescribe you with some medications.
The therapeutic process requires your active involvement, honesty, and openness in order to work effectively. The duration of treatment varies depending on your goals and the complexity of issues addressed.
Each session is 50 minutes long and typically we meet once a week. The first couple of sessions are for us to get to know each other, for you to tell me what brought you to therapy, and to see if we are a good fit. After these initial sessions, we'll delve more deeply to identify the root of your issues. Meeting consistently is very important in building our working relationship and making sure therapy as effective as possible for you.
If you would like to learn more about me or to make an appointment, please call me at (858) 381-0310 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free 15 minute phone consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.