Alice Hua, PhD (she/her)

Sex/Gender: Cisgender, Female
Pronouns: She / Her
Ethnicity: Chinese
Bio

About me:

I am dedicated to supporting BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized communities, recognizing the importance of acknowledging our full humanity and all of its intersections. As a 1.5 generation, Chinese American woman who grew up in several countries, I have insight into the experiences of immigrants and the kinds of expectations that are common for many in the Asian American diaspora. I have applied this insight in my work as a therapist, working with clients as they build upon inner strengths and efforts to heal. I believe in your capacity to begin breaking cycles of intergenerational trauma.

 

I often work with adults who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, perfectionism, burnout, grief, and life transitions (e.g., changes in work/relationships, loss of a loved one, etc.). I also have experience working with adults experiencing changes in identity and autonomy related to illness (e.g., providing care for loved one with a progressive neurological disorder, being diagnosed with a minor neurocognitive disorder).

 

How I work:

  • I work with individual adult clients (18+, including elders 65+) in California via telehealth.
  • I frequently draw techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and integrate a culturally responsive approach to find balance between understanding your inner self and addressing the impacts of oppressive systems. We will work together to find clarity so that you can live life according to your values.
  • In our personal and professional relationships, many of us have been taught to minimize our feelings, to make ourselves smaller, to ignore our own needs, and to not be a burden. Sometimes we don’t have the language for discussing our pain or even our joy. We will work together to recognize the essential aspects of you.
  • Every person deserves to be recognized in their full human dignity. You deserve to be seen and acknowledged, just as you are. We will work together to make space for your authentic self.
Background and Training:

I’m a registered psychological assistant (supervised by Bedford Palmer II, PhD) with the group practice Deeper Than Color. I earned my PhD in clinical psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. I completed my predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship in the Clinical Psychology Training Program at the University of California, San Francisco. As a researcher, I developed expertise in how the brain supports emotion and empathy, and how the emotional lives of family caregivers relate to their well-being.

 

Regarding payment:

$250 per 50-minute session. We can provide a receipt for services so you can seek reimbursement through insurance. We also offer a service that allows you to only pay your co-insurance if you have the right coverage. We charge a fee of $15 for the convenience of not having to pay full price and seek out reimbursement yourself. We can waive that fee if you meet certain financial criteria.

 

Qualifications
License Number: PSB94026783
License State: California
Practice Information
Types of Insurance Accepted: Out of Network, Private Pay
Location
Oakland, California, United States
Languages
English
Modalities
Individuals
Therapy Offered
Telehealth/Teletherapy
Types of Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused, Integrative
Issues
Anxiety, Women's Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Stress, Sleep or Insomnia, Self Esteem, Relationship Issues, Racial Identity, Personal Growth, Borderline Personality, Codependency, Family Conflict, Grief, Alzheimer's, Divorce, Life Transitions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Depression, Relational Concerns, Emotion Regulation
Last modified: August 17, 2022

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