“The good life is a process, not a state of being.
It is a direction not a destination. ”
—Carl Rogers

The Therapist


Michelle Chia-Ning Chang 張家寧, MA, LMFT (#101610)

I work well with people who want to have more satisfying relationships with others and oneself, especially who want to have healthier boundaries, more self-compassion, and better self-esteem.


My therapeutic toolkit: Creative arts techniques, such as role play, drawing, sand tray, along with talk therapy depending on the clients readiness and needs.

Credentials & Trainings

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#101610)
Registered Drama Therapist (#690)
MA in Counseling Psychology, concentration in Drama Therapy, from California Institute of Integral Studies
Completion of Gottman Couple Therapy level 1&2
Certified Prepare and Enrich facilitator (#1269287)
Trained in Expressive Arts Therapy and Strategic Family Therapy



I’m honored to provide services
to the LGBTQIA community.

Individual therapy


  • Depression
  • Romantic Relationships Issues
  • Setting boundaries
  • Breakup & Divorce
  • Grief
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transition
  • Identity issues
  • Self-growth
  • Parent-child Relationships

Couple therapy


  • Inefficient Communication Patterns
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Parenthood Related Anxiety and Stress

Family therapy


  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Inefficient Communication Patterns
  • Life Transitions
  • Parent-child Relationships
  • Child(ren) struggling with depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism, anxiety, or aggression.

Prepare/Enrich relationship assessment

Prepare/Enrich is an evidence and strength-based relationship assessment. It has been proven to improve relationship satisfaction and reduce the divorce rate.

  • Pre-marital (Prepare your marriage)
  • Married (Enrich your relationship)
  • Parenting



Is everything kept confidential?

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!


  • Individual (50 minutes) $160
  • Couple & Family (75 minutes) $240
  • I do have few sliding scale spots, please contact me for more information.

Do you take insurance?

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.)

“We get together on the basis of our similarities; we grow on the basis of our differences.”
-Virginia Satir



“I want to love you without clutching, appreciate you without judging, join you without invading, invite you without demanding, leave you without guilt, criticize you without blaming, and help you without insulting. If I can have the same from you, then we can truly meet and enrich each other.”

—Virginia Satir

Workshops & Groups Info

Relationships, self-growth, and workshops of all kinds