Michelle Chia-Ning Chang 張家寧, MA, RDT, LMFT (#101610) (She/They)
Registered drama therapist, Licensed marriage and family therapist
I’ve been supporting people in achieving more satisfying relationships with others and oneself since 2012. You will have healthier boundaries with others and your own inner critic, more self-compassion, and better self-esteem. I work well with adults who grew up with controlling, critical, manipulative, or dismissive caregivers, couples who struggle with infidelity/communication/trust issues, and families with cross-cultural conflicts. As a working parent with 2 kids, I especially like to support new parents and help them find the balance in chaos.
I actively listen, ask questions, reflect, share my observations, suggest activities, and challenge you if it is appropriate and needed. As a queer Asian therapist, I strive to create a culturally sensitive, social justice informed, passionate, LGBTQ affirming, and non-judgemental healing space for you.
I grew up in Taiwan, moved to California in 2011. I am a parent with 2 children, 2 dogs (they came with me from Taiwan), and probably too many plants. Making pour-over coffee is one of my self-soothing strategies. I travel several times a year to recharge and get inspired by the world.
I’m honored to provide services
to the LGBTQIA community.
I LOVE supporting other therapists’ growth. I provide clinical case consultation and supervision to associates and licensed clinicians around topics of expertise. We will identify your strengths and needs, conceptualize cases, and explore interventions and options. *I do not offer private practice internships at this moment. *
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Michelle is a skillful, creative and compassionate therapist who provides a safe and courageous space in which to process all kinds of issues and explore new territories. Her drama therapy orientation ensures that her sessions are dynamic and often enlivening and fun. She is also my first choice to refer for couples and parenting issues, since she is passionate about couples therapy and parenting, and she really walks her own talk. Don’t be fooled by how youthful she looks: she is an adept therapist able to skillfully navigate complex issues and create positive change.
Michelle Chang is a highly skilled, compassionate clinician. Great with couples, families, and individuals, she uses drama and expressive arts therapies and other cutting-edge approaches that get at the heart of the problem effectively yet gently. Michelle’s a wonderful person to work with around issues of communication, assertiveness, boundaries, and healthy intimacy. I highly recommend her!
Having worked closely with Michelle, I’ve known her to be an astute, engaging, and culturally-responsive clinician. She has a deep understanding of relational dynamics which she applies toward respectful, reparative counsel with individuals, couples, and families. She is committed to the well-being of her clients, providing therapeutic techniques that foster interpersonal connection and healing. I continue to refer clients to her, confident in her abilities and experience.
Yes! there are only a few exceptions, including court orders, current child/elder abuse, or If I believe one is in imminent danger to others or self.
Please take advantage of a free 15 minutes phone consultation, send me a message to get started!
I don’t accept any insurance, but I can provide a receipt which you may submit to your insurance company and get reimbursed. (Please contact your insurance company prior the session.)