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Wen-Ting M Kan   (#675)   (Michelle)

Basic Information

Location
Pleasanton, CA
Email Address
 
Phone
9252388932
Work Phone
9252388932
Company
Dr. Kan Psychological Services
Title
Licensed Psychologist
Address
4900 Hopyard Road, Suite 100

Pleasanton, CA  
94588
USA


Personal Information

Additional Information

Pro Bono
Yes
Evening Hours
Yes
Email Address Alternate
drkan@kanpsych.com
Profession
Clinical Psychologist
Education and Experience
I am a bilingual Licensed Psychologist in California and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York. I am fluent in both English and Cantonese. I am also proficient in Mandarin.

I first received her Bachelor's degree from Washington University in Saint Louis, MO, with a double major in Psychology and Educational Studies. I then earned her Master's degree from the Graduate School of Education in the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in Psychological Services. I received training in play therapy at the Play Therapy Training Institute in Morriston, NJ, with Heidi Kaduson, Ph.D. She also completed EMDR Level I and II trainings with Lauren Parnell, Ph.D., in New York City and received consultation hours from Karen Alter-Reid in Stamford, CT. I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York since 2006 and has worked in multiple settings across New York and Connecticut, including community-based mental health programs, primary care centers, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse programs, and private practice. In additional to my clinical work, I also taught various undergraduate psychology classes at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut. In 2014, I relocated to the Bay Area to pursue my doctoral degree.

I graduated from the Alliant International University in 2019, with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology. I completed a research externship at the Foster Care Mental Health Program in the San Francisco Department of Public Health; a practicum at the Oakland Psychological Services; another practicum in the Department of Child and Family Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, with rotations in ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessments and treatment; an advanced practicum at the San Francisco Neuropsychology PC, focusing on neuropsychological evaluations; an internship at the California Medical Facility, a psychiatric inpatient program within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; and a postdoctoral residency in both the Department of Adult Psychiatry and the Department of Child and Family Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente in Pleasanton. Throughout my doctoral training, I focused heavily on psychological and neuropsychological assessments in adults and children.
More Personal Info
I provides psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, and adults from diverse cultural and socioeconomic background. I am bilingual and bicultural in English and Chinese, with fluency in Cantonese and proficiency in Mandarin. With over 18 years working in various mental health treatment programs, my clinical expertise includes psychological trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am also skilled in treating clients who struggle with life transitions, identity, acculturation, relationships, parenting, caregiver-related stress, and women’s issues such as infertility and postpartum depression.

In my practice, I integrate traditional talk therapy with evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based therapy for depression and anxiety, as well as Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma. With children, I also use art and play therapy to help them express their feelings, process their experiences, and practice skills to reduce their distress.

Generally, my treatment approach is relational and strength-based. I am a strong believer that a collaborative and trusting relationship is a prerequisite for meaningful therapy. I support clients in recognizing and strengthening their internal resources, resilience, and their sense of hope. As a psychologist, my goal is to help my clients become their best therapists by guiding them to strength their confidence and increase their capability in managing your stressors.
License Type
Psychologist
State of License
CA
Years of Clinical Experience
18
Institution
Alliant International University
Degrees
PhD
Date Degree Received (Year)
8312019
Professional Conduct
True
Wheelchair Accessible
No

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