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Hsiao-Chieh Chiu, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

More than 9 years of providing clinical therapy to individuals, couples, families, and children. Licensed and experienced.
Specializations: Relationships, couples counseling, motivation and confidence, self-esteem, depression/anxiety, grief, and identity counseling.

My private practice is located in Brea, California.

Clinical Experiences, Publications, Awards, and Credentials:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Published writer for Family Process- Clinical journal for practitioners
Published writer for Journal of Feminist Family Therapy
Presenter at the American Family Therapy Academy in 2009 & 2010
My own private practice in Brea, CA
Crittenton Services for Children and Family (residential setting and foster family)
Pepperdine Community Counseling Center (outpatient mental health)
Village of Hope, Orange County Rescue Mission (residential setting)
Appointed therapist for running a Substance Abuse/Misuse Group at Orange County Rescue Mission
Appointed therapist for running a Domestic Violence Group at Orange County Rescue Mission
City of Diamond Bar- Senior Grief Group
Received the President's Volunteer Service Award from the Corporation for National & Community Service in 2012

Therapy centers on Recovery-Oriented approaches (Narrative Therapy & Post Modern)

More about Myself:
I strive to be warm, respectful, and compassionate in conversations. My practice embraces recovery-oriented approaches, in which people are not the problem, problems are the problems. This is a non-blaming, non-shaming view that opens the possibility to distance yourself from the problems you're experiencing, regain a sense of control and agency back from the problems, live in empowering ways, and finally, step closer to your hopes and dreams.

I have had experience working with folks from all walks of life with a wide range of concerns, and have been humbled by people's unwavering resiliency in the face of adversity. I center my work around tapping into the uniqueness and competencies of individuals, by collaborating and walking alongside of their hopes and dreams, as well as developing steady grounds to stand on in the midst of turmoil. There is great respect given to each person's struggles and diverse backgrounds, and an aspiration to discover and sustain values and wisdom based on one's lived experiences.

I am passionate about what I do. I genuinely believe a good therapist is not someone who claims to understand, but someone who always tries his/her best to understand. To better personal growth and ensure the highest quality of care, I continue to learn from the folks I meet with and from my professional field, by reading, conversing, writing, and reflecting. I also believe in giving-back endeavors. Thus I devote a fair amount of time volunteering and providing counseling services to underprivileged members in local communities.

More details about Recovery-Oriented approaches:
I have extensive training and clinical experience in practicing Narrative and Post Modern Therapy, which focus on the meaning in which one constructs one's life, the stories that influenced these constructions, and the socio-cultural-political forces that help shape our identities. Narrative Therapy holds the premise that our identities are informed by narratives, whether uniquely personal (e.g., the stories that we know and tell about ourselves and the stories that others know and tell about us) or culturally influenced (e.g., dominant cultural ideas about who we are and our worthiness). Depending on the kinds of identity conclusions we embrace, they can either empower or subjugate our sense of who we are. I believe that people are "multi-storied" and that the emergence of problems reflect people's distanced relationship with their own knowledge, skills, and commitments. Special attention is devoted to help folks in regaining their life from problems and developing "richer knowings" of themselves, in addition to deconstructing dominant discourses that may have undermined people's abilities, efforts, and values. This is a strength-based, meaning-based, and active approach that lay the foundation for living in empowering ways and weaving the threads of agentive possibilities.

Professional experience

9yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Services offered

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License information

CA LMFT 52220


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Hsiao-Chieh Chiu. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.


Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Hsiao-Chieh for 5 years and 3 months

My boyfriend and I recently started couples therapy with Hsiao-Chieh Chiu, and I’m so glad I found her through one of her relationship presentations on the BetterHelp platform. She has a very calm and mindful approach to her counseling, and asks very relevant and thought-provoking questions that help facilitate growth. Very grateful to continue this journey with her as our counselor.

Written on Oct 28, 2017 after therapy with Hsiao-Chieh for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, and career


Written on Sep 07, 2017 after therapy with Hsiao-Chieh for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship, family, grief, parenting, and self esteem

Excellent and caring! Highly recommend

Written on Apr 02, 2017 after therapy with Hsiao-Chieh for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Jane is amazing, super responsive, and provides actionable advice. I've been recommending BetterHelp to everyone because of her.

Written on Mar 15, 2017 after therapy with Hsiao-Chieh for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, and depression

My experiences, thus far have been beneficial. Counseling is an ongoing process, especially if you are trying to work through past events. I believe Hsiao-Chieh Chiu has the patience and knowledge to assist in that.

Written on Feb 22, 2017 after therapy with Hsiao-Chieh for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem