Hello, I am a licensed clinical social worker in California with over 20 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief & loss, PTSD, anger & stress management, relationship issues, substance abuse, parenting problems, individual with special needs, career challenges, OCD & ADHD.
My approach to therapy is client centered: clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. I use a variety of modalities, which incorporate best practice from Person Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Behavior Modification, Mindfulness and Relaxation, Reality Based, Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Short-term Problem Solving, and Psychoeducation to individuals age eight and up. I believe in working in partnership with clients, utilizing their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals. I also realize how important it is to identify all aspects of an individual’s life that impact their well-being including their physical health, support systems (family, friends), work or school environment, and faith/spirituality in this process. I think when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, people are free to experience change.
Everyone needs courage to take the first step to change. If you are ready and willing to take this step, I'm here to support and help you.
I'm looking forward to working with you!
20yrs in practice
Additional areas of focus:Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
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She's really good at listening. She's also offered a lot of strategies that's really helped me when I put them into practice.
Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Chung for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Chung is phenomenal. She is so empathetic and intuitive. She knew right away how to get to the root of what was causing my burn out and I am so grateful to have found her!
Written on Feb 17, 2022 after therapy with Chung for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Chung is a very empathetic therapist. She helps me talk through my issues and feelings to dissect my thought process and find ways to improve my reactions and behaviors. I have discussed various topics with her including panics attacks, parenting and anxiety in many kinds of situations. Each time I am met with compassion and ideas for bite-sized achievable goals/action. We categorize thoughts into things I can/cannot control and then for the things I can control, we break down actions/ideas/attitudes so that the issue(s) itself no longer feels insurmountable. I feel fortunate to have her in my life.
Written on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Chung for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
They were very kinda, patient, professional and used indepth CBD and other techniques that helped me significantly. I am just low on income. Thank you for a the help.
Written on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Chung for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, comp
Chung has been instrumental in helping me step by step regain my confidence after suffering from depression and OCD, especially during the Pandemic. She is a wonderful listener and gives me weekly tools I can easily feel successful with. I wake up joyful now and enjoy each day to the fullest. What a blessing it is to have Chung's professional and caring guidance!
Written on Aug 01, 2021 after therapy with Chung for 7 months on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes
Very goal oriented which I appreciate and checks in with previously brought up issues
Written on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Chung for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Chung is very helpful and straightforward and leaves you space to figure stuff out a bit on your own with her gentle and matter-of-fact guidance. I very much so appreciate the work that I did with her on Betterhelp! Thank you Chung!
Written on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Chung for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
Chung Pham is a wonderful fit for me as a counselor. She is gentle and insightful, and I am very comfortable working with her.
Written on Jun 06, 2021 after therapy with Chung for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
I'm so glad I ended up being matched with Chung. Chung is so friendly and kind. She always maintains a smile and provides good examples and asks good questions. In the short time I spent with her (6 weeks) I felt much better and had tools I learned from her to practice from. If and when I came back, I will look for Chung for sure!
Written on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Chung for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
I had a very helpful and positive experience with Chung Pham. Thank you for everything!
Written on Apr 11, 2021 after therapy with Chung for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Chung has helped me out tremendously throughout the last few months. It was my first time seeing a therapist and I had a lot of worries going into it. However, Chung was able to understand me and teach me techniques to manage my stress and get my life back in control. I now feel like I have a healthier outlook in life and I have the tools to work through my problems. I know working on my mental health will be a lifelong journey but I’m happy to have had this experience and I am empowered to seek therapy when I need to. I’ve learned a lot about myself and life is starting to make more sense. I understand what problems I need to overcome and I’m confident that I’ll be able to identify them more easily too in the future . Thanks Chung! You always make me feel heard and supported.
Written on Apr 01, 2021 after therapy with Chung for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Chung was exactly the right person to help me. I've spent years in different therapy and therapists and never felt like I could really break through and figure myself & issues out. What I needed was actually very simple - get back to the basics and the fundamentals- and that is what she saw and helped me see. I feel so much better and feel like I am better equipped to manage my life. Thank you so, so much.
Written on Mar 30, 2021 after therapy with Chung for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Chung has been of great help untangling issues I'd been unable to figure out for several years both in my personal life and in my career. She'd been a great listener, a great coach and in our three months of collaboration set me up for success like no other therapist I'd worked with in the past.
Written on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Chung for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
She’s compassionate with knowledge and wisdom.
Written on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Chung for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue
Chung is wonderful! She has a direct honesty that I find truly refreshing. She is able to be honest without offending and worked with me on a step by step approach to my problem. I would definitely recommend!
Written on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Chung for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
She is extremely friendly and it’s easy to open up to her
Written on Feb 28, 2021 after therapy with Chung for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Chung is a great listener and non judgmental while also keeping it 100. She is very genuine in caring about whats best for me. Her ability to objectively listen and converse makes it easy to uncover a good course of action and make my own thoughts less confusing. In a few sessions she has already empowered me to live my best life and take more action.
Written on Feb 13, 2021 after therapy with Chung for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Chung is a very responsive counselor, a great listener, and provider of fantastic insight. She listened patiently to my problems and provided me with guidance and communication tools that will allow me to improve my situation going forward. I am thankful that Chung was there to support me through my stressful situation.
Written on Feb 08, 2021 after therapy with Chung for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues
She's very helpful and clearly very knowledgeable.
Written on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Chung for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Chung Pham makes me feel very comfortable. Her communication is very poignant and shows shes listening carefully. Chung gets straight to the point and doesnt waste time. In the few weeks we have been talking, I feel that she has given me a very helpful list of techniques that empower me to make progress. She is punctual, kind and polite. I find her voice to be very sweet and comforting. I would recommend her to anyone.
Written on Jan 13, 2021 after therapy with Chung for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching
Chung was so understanding and supportive. She was a great listener and I felt like she understood what I was going through. I really appreciated her help!
Written on Nov 15, 2020 after therapy with Chung for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Chung is a great listener and gives me tools to help me manage issues.
Written on Sep 02, 2020 after therapy with Chung for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
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