Mar Chung, Ph.D.
Dr. Chung got their bachelor degree in psychology with an emphasis in mathematics and minor in sexuality studies at University of California, Davis in 2014; and doctorate in counseling psychology from Southern University of Illinois Carbondale in 2020. They were a predoctoral intern at University of California, Irvine Counseling Center and postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Berkeley Counseling and Psychological Services. With over seven years of experience in university college counseling, they are well versed working with a range of populations in primarily short-term and group settings. They specifically have worked to develop expertise working with queer and trans BIPOC populations.
How I work...
- First and foremost, I focus on the development of a collaborative, dynamic, and supportive therapeutic relationship.
- I strive to model being a human, making mistakes, engaging in self-compassion, and practicing accountability
- I prioritize what you bring to the session, and I work to gently challenge you to work toward your identified goals.
- My approach is integrative, and I conceptualize from a relationship-oriented and social-justice lens.
- My techniques range from ACT, DBT, self-compassion skills, and humanistic, depending on the moment and individual.
- I believe we are in constant communication with our sociocultural contexts, and learning to identify and navigate these are essential to wellbeing.
- I strive to collaborate in therapy, and will ask for feedback on a regular basis.
- Often, how we relate to one another mirrors relationships outside of therapy, so I support attending to what arises in session to strengthen your awareness, self-acceptance, and relationships.
- I provide online Individual Therapy for Adults (18+).