Andrés Chou, PsyD
While life can be chalk full of beauty and love, it can often come with its challenges. Since 2009, I have helped clients navigate the ambiguity of life to lead them toward healing and growth. I use a non-judgmental and empathic approach, grounded in clinical research, to help direct clients toward a new understanding and experience of how to relate to others in healthier and more productive ways. I believe effective counseling involves all aspects of a person. If desired by my clients, I often incorporate elements of one’s faith, spirituality, identity, and culture into the therapeutic process.
I received my degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University, an American Psychological Association-accredited program. I have trained in a broad range of settings including the UC Irvine Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), and numerous community counseling centers in Southern California and the Chicagoland area.
Methods/Interventions I use:
Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy, Prepare/Enrich Pre-marital Counseling, Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, Psychological Assessment (Neuropsychological, Personality, Psychodiagnostic).
Types of clients I see:
Children, Adolescents, Couples, Families, and Individual Adults.
Areas of Expertise:
- Relational Issues (marriage, dating, family, singles)
- Grief and Loss (death of a loved one, break-ups, life transitions and adjustment)
- Depression and Anxiety (low self-esteem, constant feelings of sadness, excessive worry or fear)
- Asian-American Clients
- Faith and Spirituality
- Identity and Culture