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Wei-Chin Hwang

Accepting New Clients

Primary Address

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95 N. Marengo Avenue, Suite 100
United States of America
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Address 2

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250 W. First Street, Suite 242
United States of America
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Practice Description
Dr. Wei-Chin Hwang is a licensed clinical psychologist (License #PSY19967) and a tenured full professor of clinical psychology. He has two practice locations, one in Pasadena and one in Claremont, California. He also provides teletherapy throughout the state of California. In his private practice, he provides psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. He also provides professional consultation to companies, schools, hospitals, community agencies, and universities.

Dr. Hwang has over 30 years of education, training, and experience in the field of psychology. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University ofCalifornia, Los Angeles (UCLA), which has been repeatedly ranked #1 in clinical psychology training programs by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at HarborUCLA Medical Center. As a tenured full professor at Claremont McKenna College (Ranked #8 among top liberal arts colleges by US News and World Report, and ranked #2 among liberal arts college and #11 among all top colleges by Forbes), he conducts cutting edge clinical research, consults for universities and healthcare organizations, and also trains and supervises students, interns, and mental health professionals. As a professor, he is ideally positioned to provide academic and vocational preparation and motivational training for students applying to college or graduate school, as well as professionals who are trying to advance in their career or need personal coaching.

Dr. Hwang has worked in numerous clinical settings, which help him provide the highest quality care for his clients. He has experience providing individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy in inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, and school settings. He has previously provided clinical services at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Richmond Area Multi-Services Community Mental Health Center, West Los Angeles Veterans Administration (VA), UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA Student Psychological Services, UCLAPsychology Clinic, Valley Mental Health, the Rape Crisis Center, and various High Schools and Junior High Schools.

​Dr. Hwang has published over 80 academic articles, books, book chapters, assessment measures, and treatment manuals on mental health issues and its treatment. In addition, he has given over 160 conference presentations, clinical workshops, and therapy trainings. He has authored a client and therapist treatment manual for depression, and received grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to study mental health and treatment outcome issues. He is a professor of clinical psychology and teaches course in mental health treatment. In addition, he has supervised dozens of students and mental health professionals on treating mental illness. Dr. Hwang was born in Taiwan, and grew up in the U.S. since he was 3-years-old. He is conversationally fluent in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese.To find out more about his scholarship, please visit his websites at:

Services Offered

  • Couples/Partners
  • Family
  • Individual

Ages Served

  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Older Adults (65+)

Areas of Focus

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy Prenatal Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexuality
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss

Theoretical Orientation(s)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Career Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Gottman Method
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Insight Therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Parent Coaching
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sand Play
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Sports Psychology
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
  • Yoga

Provider Ethnic Identities

  • Asian
  • East Asian

Conversational Proficiency Languages

  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English
  • Taiwanese

Professional Proficiency Languages

  • English

License 1

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  • 2003-2004 Post-doctoral Fellowship: Harbor UCLA Medical Center, NIMH Psychobiology of Ethnicity Center
  • 2002-2003 Pre-doctoral Fellowship: Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS), National Asian American Psychology Training Center (NAAPTC)
  • 1997-2003 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology 2003, Minor: Psychometrics & Measurement
  • 1997-1999 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), M.A. Clinical Psychology, 1999
  • 1993-1997 University of Utah, Honors B.A. Psychology, Cum Laude
  • 1993-1997 University of Utah, Honors B.A. Asian Studies, Magna Cum Laude

Payment Types Accepted

  • Self Pay

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