About Carmen Chow

As you take the next step to find the right therapist for you, I’d like to tell you about my therapy practice and share my approach to helping my clients achieve their goals.

I am a licensed psychotherapist with a masters degree in clinical psychology and currently pursuing my degree as a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD). For the last 15 years, I’ve worked as a therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area with children, adolescents and adult individuals. I specialize in helping my clients deal with a range of anxiety and mood related issues, including anxiety, specific phobias, trauma, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Because every individual has a unique set of needs, I create customized therapy and treatment plans that are specifically suited for each client’s objectives. I believe strongly that every therapeutic relationship is sacred and truly enjoy building deep connections with my clients.

My Experience

My career as a therapist includes work in different levels of care at several well know Bay Area organizations, including UCSF Langley Porter, Jewish Family and Children Services, San Francisco General Hospital, the City and County of San Francisco Mental Health Department, and San Francisco Unified School District. I have deep experience in the areas of outpatient services, intensive inpatient services, school counseling and clinical research, just to name a few.

In addition to my private practice, I also work extensively with adolescents in private school settings and currently serve as Director of Counseling at The Nueva School, which serves Pre-K to Grade 12 gifted students.

The core service areas at my private practice include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which are offered to individuals and in group settings. I’m also well versed in dealing with a broad range of emotional health and family concerns.

I am certified in providing custody mediation, evaluation, co-parenting and re-unification therapy. I’ve also worked extensively with the San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin and Sacramento Family Courts.

Meet Mochi,
My Emotional Support Dog

Last but not least, I have a very special assistant who provides hugs and love. Her name is Mochi and she is an emotional support dog! She works with children and adolescents in therapeutic settings and is loved by everyone. Research studies have shown that dogs can be very effective in helping us to lower our stress and  blood pressure levels, while deepening the quality of our connection to the world and everyone around us.

In my free time, I also help a few dog rescue groups in San Francisco by providing foster care to dogs. If you are interested, I can help you find your own emotional support dog if we determine that it would be helpful for your treatment and lifestyle.

Mochi and I are looking forward to working with you!