Sherry C Wang (she/her)

PhD
Accepting Clients

I can help you when it comes to trusting yourself, setting boundaries, & accessing and learning about yourself @ a deeper level.

Psychologist in Santa Clara, CA

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Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

You look like you're doing it all. But you're in survival mode... and even more so in our current climate. You're exhausted, burned out, lonely, and trying to stay afloat. My approach to therapy is about empowerment and understanding the connection between your environment, your current struggles and life history. How much of the burnout is the environment vs. you? Where did you learn your survival strategies? From whom? How has your way of doing things helped and hurt you?

My Background and Approach

I am a licensed counseling psychologist and my work has been with late adolescents (18-30 years) and adults (30+ years) in individual and group therapy. I’ve worked in college counseling centers, substance use centers, correctional settings, and community agencies serving survivors of political torture and victims of violence. My trauma-informed training tends to be most helpful for People of Color, immigrants, LGBTQ folx, and women. My approach to therapy offers individual & societal change. Therapy can help you understand your patterns, history, and triggers. Therapy can also help you recognize your connection with societal injustices (like racism, sexism, heterosexism). Being able to identify the root of the problem means you won't keep spinning your wheels trying to change things that are beyond your control. For example, there is nothing wrong with being a Woman of Color. The problem is racism and sexism. Knowing this gives us direction for next steps: for ourselves and others.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a temporarily able-bodied, Taiwanese American, cisgender, heterosexual woman. I am also a feminist, an aspiring anti-racist, and an LGBT-ally. I’m politically active, outspoken, and identifiable in the public eye for many reasons. Since 2020, I have been featured, cited, and interviewed in the media on the topic of anti-Asian racism, anti-immigrant sentiments, and the need for cross-racial coalition building. I am also a professor of counseling psychology. I teach, mentor, and advise graduate students. I conduct research to advocate for BIPOC communities and needs. I believe in naming our privilege and power to make positive change. For example, we can empathize with perpetrators because "hurt people hurt other people." But that doesn't justify hurtful actions. We can still hold people accountable for their behaviors. Similarly, I believe "empowered people empower other people." This is why individual growth is societal growth! I see self-care as a form of community-care.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English, 中文 (普通话)
  • Rate: $250 - 280/session

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