Dr. Wei-Chin Hwang, PHD

Dr. Wei-Chin Hwang, PHD

Psychotherapy  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Wei-Chin Hwang, PHD is a psychotherapist in Pasadena, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from UCLA in 2003 and specializes in psychotherapy, counseling, and more.Read his story

95 N Marengo Ave Ste 100

Pasadena, CA 91101

Contact Information

(310) 433-3343

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Dr. Hwang's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hwang "Wei-Chin Hwang, Ph.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Claremont McKenna College. He received his Ph.D. from the clinical psychology program at UCLA (2003), completed his pre-doctoral fellowship at Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS) - National Asian American Psychology Training Center, and completed a clinical-research postdoctoral fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. In college, he double majored in Psychology and Asian Studies at the University of Utah. His research focuses on understanding and reducing mental health disparities, improving psychotherapy process and outcomes, cultivating therapist cultural competency and effectiveness when working with people from different backgrounds, and developing models and frameworks for culturally adapting treatments for ethnic minorities. His work has been recognized by a number of professional organizations, and he was awarded the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program Early Career Award. He was also inducted as a fellow for the Asian American Psychological Association and the Western Psychological Association. He was awarded the Asian American Psychological Association Early Career Award and the Enrico E. Jones Award for Research in Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology by the Western Psychological Association. At his home institution, he has received the Roy P. Crocker Award for Merit and Service to the college, as well as the 7 Claremont Colleges Diversity Mentor Award. Dr. Hwang is a licensed clinical psychologist and has an independent clinical and consulting practice in Pasadena and Claremont, California. 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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hwang "Evidence-based, culturally-effective, psychotherapy. Historical and developmental approach to case conceptualization and problem manifestation. Cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and relational approach to prevention and intervention."

16  Specialties

  • Psychotherapy
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Alcoholism
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression Research
  • Individual Counseling
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychological Research
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Hwang does not have any board certifications listed.

19  Conditions Treated

17  Procedures

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital and Family Psychotherapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Stress Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Utah
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • UCLA
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Harbor-Ucla Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Taiwanese

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