Suzie ShihShin Wu

LCSW

Suzie ShihShin Wu

LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW
Secondary Credential: LCSW
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

1676 Solano Ave
Berkeley, California 94706

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My Approach to Helping

I am an experienced LCSW (CA & NY) providing short and long-term psychotherapy to individuals, couple, and family. I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, immigration, parenting, life transitions, relational issues, and Asian identify. I am trained and practice in Attachment Focused-EMDR, Psychodynamic Therapy, Emotional Focus Therapy, Trauma Informed Model, Internal Family System, Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Advanced Training in Child and Family Therapy. ​Each therapeutic relationship is unique. I provide a non-judgmental, culturally sensitive, confidential, and supportive environment to work with people.

Integration of therapeutic interventions that tailor clients strengths, needs and their preferences are my emphasis. The best result often is a collaborative effort. I am familiar with using the trauma framework (PTSD or complex trauma, developmental, & generational pain), somatic experiencing, polyvagal theory, attachment injury, and psychodynamic work. We work on our parts, trauma responses, brain function and nervous system in relation to mental health, emotions and behaviors. In couple and family relationship, we start with issues, create insight on deeper need and insecurity that create conflicts. We help each other to see the vulnerability and acceptance. We practice communication that speaks for the true self longing for secured attachment and independency.

Do you feel work-life balance is hard? Are you encounter challenges as immigrant parents or adult children with aging parents? Do you want to improve mood and relationship? Could you reduce the burden from traumas and recover from an attachment injury from the past? Simply give me a call for free consultation today and start the change!

More Info About My Practice

​I work with adults, young adults, pre-teens, and teenagers. I provide telehealth and in-person psychotherapy.

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY 個人心理治療​
Mood Regulation: Depression & Anxiety
Trauma: immigration trauma, PTSD, developmental trauma, acute trauma desensitizing
Relationship: parental-child dyad, family, partner, and friendship issues
Acculturation: Asian American identity, immigrant parents, immigrationrelocation challenges
AgingCaretaking: adult children and aging parents
Career and personal goals
Grief and lost
Self-esteem
Chronic illness and disability

COUPLE & FAMILY THERAPY 伴侶以及家庭心理治療
Incompetent communication
Pre-commitment counseling
Conflict resolution
Cross-cultural marriage
Parenting differences
Family life cycle issues
Immigrant family challenges
Crisis Intervention

​GROUP THERAPY 團體心理治療
Therapeutic groups for people with similar struggles and experiences can often be very effective treatment. My group therapy is designed to be closed-group with size of 4-8 participants and typically the treatment course include 6 to 10 sessions. Psychoeducation and support also happen in these groups.
Groups in the past include:
Support group for Asian Americans
Parents of teenagers psychoeducation group (in Mandarin)
Stress and adjustment to life in campus (college students)
Caretakers for emotional support group
Living your life with depression​

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have effectively helped people to improve in these areas:
-?Practiced Attachment Focused-EMDR on relationship with mother. Client improved confident as a parent.
-Helped teenagers to improve in depression, graduated from high school and attended college during COVID-19.
-Work-life-family balance for highly stressful professionals such as tech folks and medical doctors.
-Worked on decision making on divorce, relocation, having kids, and elderly parents caretaking.
-Enhanced communication between Asian American adult children and their immigrant parents.
-Overcame procrastination in finishing doctoral dissertation while job searching.
-Couple reported improvement in communication and intimacy.
-Grief counseling for unexpected lost of family members.
-Supportive counseling to client with terminated illness to overcome treatment with positive mental health.
-Postpartum depression prevention and treatment.
-Co-parenting after divorce.

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Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin

Groups I Work With

    Asian Americans & immigrants, Mandarin English bilingual therapy.
    I enjoy working with people in these groups,
    Asian Americans and immigrants
    Parents and adolescents
    Medical professionals
    Mothers and pregnant women
    Folks in tech industry
    College & Graduate students
    New parents & Pregnant women

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Individuation
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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