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Yu Chak Sunny Ho, Ph.D.

Accepting New Clients

Primary Address

Street Address 1
338 NW 85th St
United States of America
Zip/Postal Code


Practice Description
I emphasize on therapeutic relationship in therapy – being genuine, empathic, and respectful to what you bring into the therapy space. I will collaborate with you in the therapy process and support you in practicing awareness of your emotions and taking the courage to address difficult life experiences as well as celebrate your successes and accomplishments. I also take a strength-based approach and am willing to be flexible. I will encourage you to take risks and challenges in therapy sessions so I can help you grow by exploring different perspectives. I will offer you some practical skills to relieve stress in life, such as mindfulness exercises. I believe therapy is a two-way street, so I am open to your feedback and will welcome you to bring it up at any time during the process. I work from a social justice, anti-racist, and feminist lens. I believe everyone brings a unique history, heritage, and life stories into therapy sessions and I am responsive and respectful to your cultures in all treatments I provide to you. Through an anti-oppressive and multicultural lens, I focus on addressing your concerns, thoughts and emotions when interacting with the sociopolitical contexts and helping you gain awareness, knowledge, and skills to identify your strengths, power, and positionality. As a trained therapist, I can work in a generalist framework. I’ve received extensive training on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I also often incorporate a psychodynamic framework integrated with feminist approaches as we find addressing how early relationships affect your current interpersonal relationships helpful.

Services Offered

  • Couples/Partners
  • Individual

Ages Served

  • Adults

Areas of Focus

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Theoretical Orientation(s)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Career Counseling
  • Client-Centered / Rogerian Therapy (CCT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused

Provider Ethnic Identities

  • East Asian

Conversational Proficiency Languages

  • Chinese - Cantonese
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English

Professional Proficiency Languages

  • Chinese - Cantonese
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English

License 1

Primary License State
Primary License Number
PY 61211497
Licensed Since

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate in Somatic Embodiment and Regulations Strategies (June 2022)
  • All Patients Safe: Suicide Prevention for Medical Professionals (February 2022)
  • Graduate Certificate in College Teaching (May 2019)
  • Learn. Envision. Navigate. Synthesize (LENS) Diversity Certificate Program Certificate (April 2012)
  • Illinois Leadership Center Certificate (April 2012)
  • Conflict Resolution Completion Certificate (May 2011)


  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (2020)
  • Teachers College, Columbia University, NY
  • M.A., Ed.M., in Psychological Counseling (2014)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • B.S. in Psychology and minor in Communications (2012)
  • Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA
  • Associate Degree in Arts and Sciences, concentration in Psychology (2010)

Payment Types Accepted

  • Insurance
  • Self Pay

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Kaiser

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