Khai Hoang, MA
Teen, Adult, and Couples Therapist
Beginning to seek out therapy is not easy, but you’re in the right place. As your therapist, I understand the deeply personal and important decision you are making, and am honored to be a part of your mental health journey.
Language: English and Vietnamese
Sliding Scale: Available
Insurance: Cigna, Aetna, can provide superbill for PPO plans
Accepting New Clients: Yes
- Anxiety & Stress Management
- Asian & Asian American Experience
- BIPOC & Asian American Experience
- Relationships & Family Issues
- Work & Professional Issues
Hello, my name is Khai. I’m glad you’re here.
Prior to joining YCC, I worked in the Bay Area, providing therapy to teenagers and families struggling with anxiety, depression, major life transitions, and their relationships. I mostly focused on Asian American and POC clients experiencing a wide range of lifestyles, needs, and challenges. I meet all my clients with non-judgement and empathy. I’ll make our sessions safe for you to bring forth your lived experiences, no matter their intensity.
I have experience working in several therapy modalities, and will work with you to tailor therapy to your unique needs. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco.
Therapy with Me
Whether you are feeling stuck in your professional life, if your relationships have felt distant or unsafe, or if you’ve felt undeserving of the comfort, care, and connection you need, I can be of help. Therapy with me is comprehensive, and I welcome you to bring your whole self, identity, and story into our sessions.
I know that when tensions arise within family, we can feel overwhelmed, unappreciated, and uncared for. My therapeutic approach will help you learn and grow the strengths of your personal story, unpack and resolve difficult history, and equip you to make life more fulfilling.
We’ll collaborate on your goals, and I’ll guide you through finding a use of our time that best fits your needs. In therapy, you can slowly try out being more vulnerable, practice the difficult conversations, and learn about yourself. I’m process-oriented and will help you bring your feelings and challenges into the session. Together, we can slowly deepen your understanding of your experiences and identify new ways to approach life.
Therapy for Asians & Asian Americans
I grew up in a large Vietnamese American family, and faced many challenges in navigating my identity and environment. While the Asian American community has to navigate unique stressors, we often do not learn how to communicate, feel, and best understand our most challenging experiences. Discouraging stigmas may also lead us to feel isolated and undeserving of support and care. Reaching out for help is difficult, and I’m glad you’ve taken this first step.
I’ve worked extensively in community mental health with other Asian professionals and many Asian clients. I’ll carefully integrate your relationship to community, culture, and other systems with your personal therapy, and help you explore and enrich your identity.
Therapy for Anxiety
Regular life brings stress. Sometimes these stressors can become too intense and manifest in ways disruptive to our day-to-day functioning. Whether your anxiety feels acute or consistent, and regardless of where it comes from for you, we will work together to help you learn new ways to manage your stress, and expand your understanding of the sources of that anxiety.
Therapy for LGBTQIA+ Clients
If part of your identity is within the LGBTQIA+ umbrella, navigating life in restrictive families, cultures, and social parameters may be uniquely difficult, frustrating, or anxiety-inducing. Having a therapist who is wholeheartedly on your side is crucial to making therapy a safe space to be honest with yourself. My non-judgment and radical support of LGBTQIA+ identities stems from both working with clients who identify within this umbrella, and from personal experience as well. I also exercise humility as a therapist, and welcome your corrections and input as you see fit.
We’ll collaboratively create a space for you to explore your gender/sexual identity and expression, as well as thoughtfully integrate this aspect of your personhood into other aspects of your therapy. Whether you’re beginning to be curious about yourself, exploring your expression/boundaries, or experiencing stressors related to this part of your identity, I am here to help.
Schedule a session with me today!
Registered California Board of Behavioral Sciences Number: AMFT 141450
Supervised by Phuong Tang, LCSW 27966