Suzie ShihShin Wu


Suzie ShihShin Wu


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 89138


1806 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, California 94709
Albany, California 94706

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My Approach to Helping

I believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative effort and that change is possible. We work to discover various aspects of ourselves, looking into issues from new perspectives, increase self-awareness, and the potential to promote a better quality of life. I am professional, respectful and warm to every person I treat. We create treatment goals that settled in your needs and best results. As an Asian American psychotherapist, I naturally connect with immigration and acculturation issues that clients encounter. And as a parent, I understand the challenge of modern parenting and can provide professional advice.

My theoretical orientation is an integration of psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, multi-systemic, and solution-focused interventions. I also collaborate with evidenced-based treatment modalities including ACT (acceptance commitment therapy), mindfulness-based practice like MBSR, and is currently in training of EMDR. Trained and practice mindfulness myself, I combine it into my therapy practice. I help clients to see the value of focusing on the present moment, furthermore, the compassion of self is the valuable strength in the process of healing.

I am an experienced, 15+ year LCSW and hold MSW in Advanced Clinical Practice from Columbia University School of Social Work. I am trained in shortlong term psychotherapy, mindfulness, individualcouple, groupfamily work, diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses, and crisis intervention.

Do you feel you are stuck in life? Do you want to improve your mood and relationships ? Are school and career choices overwhelming? How about the balance between yourself and family? I can empathize and like to provide help. I invite you to reach out and see if we can be a good fit to meet further in therapy. Together, this can be the beginning of healing and rebuild, and soon, the possibility of change gradually arrives.

More Info About My Practice

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY: depression, anxiety, growing up as a child of immigrants, raising children as an immigrant parent, academic concern, career exploration, family problems, relationship, life transition, self-esteem, acculturation, immigration, grief and loss, trauma.

COUPLE & FAMILY THERAPY: incompetent communication, pre-commitment counseling, conflict resolution, cross-cultural marriage, parenting differences, family life cycle transitions.

I do my best to work with you in the process of healing and growth. I help you discover various aspect of yourselves, look into issues from new perspectives, increase self-awareness and your confidence to self-help. More in depth in therapy, you will gain more insight to patterns in current relationships informed by early ones, identify barriers to well-being, and understand negative thinkings that impacted on your mood, relationships, and workacademic performances.

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Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Groups I Work With

    Asian AmericansNew immigrants, Chinese Mandarin speaking clients.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Individuation
  • Isolation
  • 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
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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