Judy Huang


Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy provides a dedicated space for deep thinking on your life and relationships. It can help you tap into a different perspective, more clarity, and greater ease. It is a potent means to feeling more connected and empowered, so that you can deepen into a fuller sense of yourself.

Please reach out via the contact form for a free 20 minute phone consultation. All sessions are being provided via telehealth at this time.

Who I Work with

I offer psychotherapy to individual adults and adolescents, along with couples and other relationship configurations.

Clinical Focus

I work collaboratively with you on whatever you feel is important. This may include (and is not limited to):

  • Depression | Anxiety

  • PTSD | Trauma | Childhood, Adult, Intergenerational

  • Life transitions | Grief and loss, Relationship change, Career change, Relocation

  • Identity exploration | Individuation, Cultural identity, Exploring gender and/or sexual identity

  • Creating an authentic and meaningful life path

  • Assertiveness and communication

  • Body Image

  • Spirituality

  • Relationship issues | Sexuality and asexuality | Loneliness

  • Navigating non-traditional relationship structures | Consensual Non-Monogamy, Polyamory

  • Living at the intersection of marginalized identities | Racial/BIPOC healing | LGBTQIA2-S support

  • Coming to terms with privilege


I especially welcome to my practice people whose identities and experiences are underrepresented, underserved, and marginalized.  These aspects of identity may include, and are not limited to: relationship configuration, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, weight, religion, spirituality, class, ethnicity, and race. 
I am committed to therapeutic work that undoes systemic harm, work that empowers and affirms; I work with the person as a whole.

therapeutic Approach

My psychotherapy work is grounded in psychodynamic theory, which means that I attune to and examine unconscious thought patterns. I also work relationally, meaning that we will pay close attention to what arises between us in the therapy room. Deepening your awareness of the forces that shape your internal and external world will help you make meaning of your past experiences and live more consciously and intentionally.

In my work with couples and other relationship configurations, I draw primarily from my training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is the gold standard for evidence-based interventions in relationship work; it helps you and your loved ones establish safety and connection. I have also studied The Gottman Method with Drs. John and Julie Gottman, Collaborative Couples Counseling with Dr. Dan Wile, and Modern Relationships with Esther Perel; I weave these interventions throughout my work with you.

Affiliations

Asian American Psychological Association Division on Practice (AAPA DoP) | Chairperson of the Board
The Wright Institute Board | Trustee
The Wright Institute Steering Committee for the 2022-2027 Strategic Plan | Trustee
Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NCCEFT) | Past Board Member (2020-2022)

Get in touch

510.519.9909
(call or text)

I am located in the Bay Area; if you are located anywhere in the state of California, I am happy to be of support.All sessions are being provided via telehealth at this time.My fee for a fifty minute individual session is $160.
Intimate partner work is $225 for a seventy-five minute session.
Your mental health is important.
Please reach out for a free 20 minute consultation.

Federal and state laws protect you from surprise billing. Learn more about your rights and get the information you need to make informed decisions about your care here.

YOUR RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS AGAINST SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS

(OMB Control Number: 0938-1401)

When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing.

What is “balance billing” (sometimes called “surprise billing”)?

When you see a doctor or other health care provider, you may owe certain out-of-pocket costs, such as a copayment, coinsurance, and/or a deductible. You may have other costs or have to pay the entire bill if you see a provider or visit a health care facility that isn’t in your health plan’s network.“Out-of-network” describes providers and facilities that haven’t signed a contract with your health plan. Out-of-network providers may be permitted to bill you for the difference between what your plan agreed to pay and the full amount charged for a service. This is called “balance billing.” This amount is likely more than in-network costs for the same service and might not count toward your annual out-of-pocket limit.“Surprise billing” is an unexpected balance bill. This can happen when you can’t control who is involved in your care - like when you have an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in-network facility but are unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider.

You are protected from balance billing for:

Emergency services

If you have an emergency medical condition and get emergency services from an out-of-network provider or facility, the most the provider or facility may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount (such as copayments and coinsurance). You can’t be balance billed for these emergency services. This includes services you may get after you’re in stable condition, unless you give written consent and give up your protections not to be balanced billed for these post-stabilization services.

Certain services at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center

When you get services from an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, certain providers there may be out-of-network. In these cases, the most those providers may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount. This applies to emergency medicine, anesthesia, pathology, radiology, laboratory, neonatology, assistant surgeon, hospitalist, or intensivist services. These providers can’t balance bill you and may not ask you to give up your protections not to be balance billed.If you get other services at these in-network facilities, out-of-network providers can’t balance bill you unless you give written consent and give up your protections.

You’re never required to give up your protection from balance billing. You also aren’t required to get care out-of-network. You can choose a provider or facility in your plan’s network.

When balance billing isn’t allowed, you also have the following protections:

  • You are only responsible for paying your share of the cost (like the copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles that you would pay if the provider or facility was in-network). Your health plan will pay out-of-network providers and facilities directly.

  • Your health plan generally must:

  • Cover emergency services without requiring you to get approval for services in advance (prior authorization).

  • Cover emergency services by out-of-network providers.

  • Base what you owe the provider or facility (cost-sharing) on what it would pay an in-network provider or facility and show that amount in your explanation of benefits.

  • Count any amount you pay for emergency services or out-of-network services toward your deductible and out-of-pocket limit.

If you believe you’ve been wrongly billed, you may contact the California Department of Insurance online or by calling 1-800-927-4357.Visit here for more information about your rights under Federal law.Visit here for more information about your rights under California state law.