Wei-Chin Hwang Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA; Postdoctoral Fellowship Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Psychologist in Pasadena, California, 91101

Wei-Chin Hwang

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA; Postdoctoral Fellowship Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Wei-Chin Hwang

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA; Postdoctoral Fellowship Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychology - 19967
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

Fees: $300 per session; Free 15-minute phone consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

95 N. Marengo Avenue
Suite 100
Pasadena, California 91101

My Approach to Helping

As a professor, Dr. Hwang has over 25 years of education, training, and experience in the field of psychology. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), which has been repeatedly ranked #1 in clinical psychology training programs by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. As a tenured full professor at Claremont McKenna College (Ranked #8 among top liberal arts colleges by US News and World Report, and ranked #2 among liberal arts college and #11 among all top colleges by Forbes), he conducts cutting-edge clinical research, consults for universities and healthcare organizations, and also trains and supervises students, interns, and mental health professionals.

Dr. Hwang was born in Taiwan and grew up in the U.S. since he was 3-years-old. He is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese. He has been trained in a variety of psychotherapy methods and tailors his treatment approach based on the characteristics of the client and the type of problem his clients are experiencing. He takes a culturally effective approach to integrate cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamicanalytic, and solution-focused modalities to help improve his client's lives. He is also adept in structural and strategic family therapy, and has also completed Level I training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Dr. Hwang can also work within one modality (e.g., CBT or psychodynamic) if that's what the client prefers. He utilizes an evidence-based approach to providing mental health services.

Dr. Hwang has worked in numerous clinical settings, which help him provide the highest quality care for his clients. He has experience providing individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy in inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, and school settings. He has previously provided clinical services at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Richmond Area Multi-Services Community Mental Health Center, West Los Angeles Veterans Administration (VA), UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA Student Psychological Services, UCLA Psychology Clinic, Valley Mental Health, the Rape Crisis Center, and various High Schools and Junior High Schools.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Legal Documentation
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin

Groups I Work With

    In his private practice, he provides psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. He also provides professional consultation to companies, schools, hospitals, community agencies, and universities. Many of Dr. Hwang's clients struggle with issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, family conflict, couples problems, self-esteem, personal growth and identity development, personal coaching and effectiveness training, adjustment difficulties, and traumatic experiences.

    In addition to his clinical expertise, he also has an expertise in understanding how culture influences mental health processes and treatment. He often helps his clients work through immigrant adjustment issues such as intergenerational family conflict, and he specializes in training practitioners to be culturally competent and effective. Because it takes specialized training to take culture into account in treatment, his specialty in diversity issues allows him to be effective in working with majority as well as minority clients.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Biofeedback
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Clean Language, Symbolic Modeling, and Metaphor Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Dreamwork
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapies
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Filial Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Self-Relations Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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