Wei-Chin Hwang

Dr. Wei-Chin Hwang is a licensed clinical psychologist (License #PSY19967) and professor of clinical psychology. He has two practice locations, one in Pasadena and one in Claremont, California. 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. As a professor, he is ideally positioned to provide academic and vocational preparation and motivational training for students applying to college or graduate school, as well as professionals who are trying to advance in their career or need personal coaching. Dr. Hwang has over 18 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 professor at Claremont McKenna College, one of the top liberal arts colleges in the U.S., 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 integrating cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic/analytic, 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.

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. He also provides educational motivation training and personal and career coaching for professionals.

Dr. Hwang has published over 60 academic articles, books, book chapters, assessment measures, and treatment manuals on mental health issues and its treatment. In addition, he has given over 120 conference presentations, clinical workshops, and therapy trainings. He has authored a client and therapist treatment manual for depression, and received two grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to study mental health treatment issues. He is a professor of clinical psychology and teaches course in mental health treatment. In addition, he has supervised dozens of students and mental health professionals on treating mental illness.

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Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Family, Marriage, Personal Growth, Teen, Trauma

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Type of license:Licensed

License Number:PSY19967

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Language Spoken:English, Mandarin, Taiwanese



Contact Information:

Address:95 North Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101, USA



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