Susanna La, Ph.D.

Accepting New Clients

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Union City
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Practice Description
Do you feel lost in an overwhelming world? Have you followed the roadmap given to you and did all the "right" things, but still feel deeply unhappy and unfulfilled? I work with high achieving and sensitive women who are familiar with prioritizing the needs of family, career, and relationships before their own. Many clients I work with grew up in immigrant families and from an early age were emotionally neglected and parentified (taking on adult responsibilities as a child). If this sounds like your bicultural childhood, as an adult, you've likely experienced burnout, resentment, isolation, anxiety, and relationship problems.

Together we can work on understanding the impact of family and generational trauma, having emotionally unavailable/immature parents, unlearn dysfunctional family patterns, reduce unrealistic/perfectionistic expectations, set boundaries, and increase your self-compassion/self-care. You no longer have to repress, ignore, minimize, and invalidate your suffering. You matter and I am here to support you as you learn to safely express your feelings and needs. Your inner child is waiting for you to understand, embrace, and heal your wounds.

As an Asian American woman, a 'work in progress' people pleaser, and highly sensitive person, I hear and understand you. I am committed to your wellness journey so you can live a more sustainable and meaningful life that honors you and your inner child. If you are looking for a genuine and compassionate human/psychologist, you will enjoy working with me!

Services Offered

  • Individual

Ages Served

  • Adults

Areas of Focus

  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Theoretical Orientation(s)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Body positivity
  • Client-Centered / Rogerian Therapy (CCT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused

Provider Ethnic Identities

  • Asian
  • East Asian

Conversational Proficiency Languages

  • Chinese - Cantonese

License 1

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Additional Credentials

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy


  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, New Mexico State University
  • B.A. in Psychology and Child and Adolescent Development, San Jose State University

Payment Types Accepted

  • Self Pay

Insurance Accepted

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More Information

Sliding Scale
Hourly Rate Type
Min Price
230-255 (return appointments)
Max price
275 (initial appointment)