Dr. Lusa Hung

(PsyD)

About Me

Hello there and welcome to BetterHelp! Thank you for reading about me and the work that I do.

I am Dr. Lusa Hung and I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist serving clients who reside in California, Washington, and New York. I received my Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree at Argosy University/Honolulu in 2005, with a specialization in Diversity. I have been a licensed psychologist since 2008.

Psychology has always been a passion of mine in some shape or form. Helping people live their most vibrant and fulfilling lives with meaning and purpose is my aim.

I have 12 years of clinical experience working with culturally diverse populations in international and domestic settings. I would describe my approach to be mindfulness-based with a blend of cognitive behavioral strategies, a person-centered stance, and Motivational Interviewing techniques. I have expertise treating a wide range of psychological and life challenges spanning the spectrum of depression, trauma, anxiety, life adjustments, grief and loss, relationship challenges, and improving health behaviors, serving people across the lifespan and in different clinical settings.

I have served individuals in the U.S., China and Germany and have come to understand how universal and connected all human experiences are.  At the same time, I also appreciate how each person has a unique way of living these shared experiences.

I am mindful about any contributions from the individual's social-cultural background, taking time to see from that person's perspective and not my own assumptions. My clients are my biggest therapy teachers, helping me balance theory with what really works in real life. Not only do my clients learn from me, I also learn from them, both as my clients and as fellow human beings.

Therapy is a dance between the client and the therapist, sometimes the client leads, sometimes they follow. The journey is not always pleasant or easy but with openness and courage, you will find that things will become more clear and you can then set your intention and take purposeful steps to live life in the way you actually want.

I believe that the therapist can provide guidance, support and expertise within a unique and safe relationship and can shape the conversations to promote the changes that the client wants to make. I help people reframe challenging and often painful events in their lives so that not only does the frame change, so does the picture. Turning pain and loss into wisdom, guilt into gratitude, and shifting from avoidance to awareness are ways that can be helpful.

I wish you luck on your journey of well-being. I hope I can be of help to you. Be well!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

Licensing

Psychologist #PSY22355 (Expires: 2022-07-31)

Psychologist #019487-01 (Expires: 2022-05-31)

Psychologist #PY60302393 (Expires: 2021-07-09)


Reviews

Written by K.R. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Lusa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Hung has been incredibly helpful, affirming and supportive. I feel comfortable sharing my needs and emotions, and I trust that I will be heard. Thank you!

Written by T.I. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Lusa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Dr. Hung is very thoughtful. She checks in with me if I have gone a while without speaking with her and helps me to identify things that trigger me. The work she has me do helps me gain a better understanding of why I think and feel the way I do. We have only scratched the surface of what I need to work on, but in the exchanges we have had I know I am in a better place than I was before I started therapy with her.