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Dr. Canzi Wang, Licensed Psychologist in both California and Wisconsin.

Dr. Canzi Wang

Hello, I am Dr. Wang. I am a Chinese Mandarin-English bilingual licensed psychologist practicing in Arcadia, California (License # PSY30284). I have over 10 years of experience working with young adults and non-traditional students in several university counseling centers, and with adults of all ages at Colorado State Employee Assistance Program and private practices that offer cognitive and neuropsychological testing. I am experienced in providing individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, consultation, and behavioral health care. In my previous roles, I was also passionate about providing training and supervision to clinician-in-training as well as reaching out to the community and offering workshops and various programming. 

I specialize in providing Chinese-English bilingual therapy, working with international students and Asian/Asian Americans, and treating anxiety, depression, and relational issues. I worked with a wide range of issues around stress and anxiety, depression and other emotional difficulties, family and relationship concerns, grief and loss, substance use, body image and eating concerns, important life transitions and adjustment, immigration stress, cross-cultural conflict, identity development, etc. 

My Approach to Therapy

As a first-generation immigrant, I have an understanding of the unique challenges of living as a minority. I see cultural background as paramount in a person’s identity development, relationships, and coping, I frequently explore clients’ cultural identity with curiosity and respect and ask about their experiences of cross-cultural communication, oppression and discrimination with sensitivity and empathy. 

I adopt a humanistic, interpersonal, and multicultural approach to therapy, and use various empirically-supported/evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), etc. My clients often describe me as warm, approachable, and compassionate. My goal is to provide a safe, trusting, authentic, and culturally sensitive place where you can speak without fear of judgment, tell your stories and feel heard, gain clarity and learn new ways to better manage your life. 

Education and Qualification

I am a Licensed Psychologist in both State of California and Wisconsin

  • Mandarin-speaking Specialist/Group Therapy Program Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Madison University Health Services, Madison, Wisconsin

  • Staff Psychologist, University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan CAPS, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Pre-Doctoral Internship, Colorado State University Health Network, Fort Collins, Colorado

  • PhD. in Counseling Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

Dissertation: Depression and Suicide Behavior among College Students: Understanding the Moderator Effect of Self-Esteem and Suicide Resilience

  • M.A. in Human Services and Community Counseling, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey

  • M.Ed. in Teaching English as a Second Language, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey

  • B.A. in English Language, Nankai University, Tianjin, China

Something About Me

I am a Chinese woman in my mid-30s. I grew up in China and came to the US for my graduate studies. I have always had a curiosity in understanding human experience (emotional experience, cognition, and behaviors), and I am fascinated by people’s resilience in the face of adversity. 

I enjoy spending time with family, hiking, reading, traveling, going to the movie, taking a hot bath, dancing and zumba fitness, and playing Guzheng. 

Fees

I do not take insurance but if you have out-of-network benefits, your insurance may reimburse you for psychotherapy. I offer services on a sliding fee scale for a limited number of clients. Please contact me to discuss fees or set up an initial appointment.

 

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Los Angeles Office

444 E. Huntington Dr., #333,

Arcadia, CA 91006