Dr. Kan is a Licensed Psychologist in California. She received her bachelor’s degree from Washington University and her master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York since 2006. Dr. Kan then graduated from the Alliant International University in 2019, with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Kan completed her internship in a psychiatric inpatient program at the California Medical Facility and her postdoctoral training at Kaiser Permanente in Pleasanton. Dr. Kan provides psychotherapy and assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults from diverse cultural and socioeconomic background. With over 18 years working in various mental health treatment programs, her clinical expertise includes psychological trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is also skilled in treating clients who struggle with life transitions, identity, acculturation, relationships, parenting, caregiver-related stress, and women’s issues such as infertility and postpartum depression. In her practice, Dr. Kan integrates traditional talk therapy with evidence-based treatment modalities such as Motivational Interview (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBSR), Exposure Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). With children, she also uses art and play therapy to help them express their feelings, process their experiences, and practice skills to reduce their distress. Generally, Dr. Kan’s treatment approach is relational and strength-based. She is a strong believer that a collaborative and trusting relationship is a prerequisite for meaningful therapy. She also supports clients in recognizing and strengthening their internal resources, resilience, and their sense of hope. As a psychologist, Dr. Kan’s goal is to help you become your best therapists by guiding you to strength your confidence and increase your capability in managing your stressors. Dr. Kan is fluent in both English and Cantonese. She is also proficient in Mandarin.
PhD in Clinical Psychology - Alliant International University, CA
PM in Counseling - Southern Connecticut State University, CT
MSEd in Psychological Services - University of Pennsylvania, PA
BA in Psychology and Educational Studies - Washington University, MO
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