Alice Hua, Therapist in Oakland, California — Zencare
Alice  Hua
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Alice Hua

She/Her/Hers

Psychologist, PhD
California Accepting Online
Civic Center Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 14, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver stress & support
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Perfectionism
  • Burnout

Professional statement

Dr. Alice Hua is a licensed psychologist. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and PhD in clinical psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Hua completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship in the Clinical Psychology Training Program at the University of California, San Francisco. As a researcher, she developed expertise in how the brain supports emotion and empathy, and how the emotional lives of family caregivers relate to their well-being.

Dr. Hua is available for telehealth therapy for adult clients in California. She works with young, middle-aged, and older adults. She works with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, perfectionism, burnout, and life transitions. She also works with individuals adjusting to recent cognitive changes (e.g., COVID brain fog, mild cognitive impairment) and family members providing care for loved ones with a progressive neurological disorder (e.g., dementia). She primarily draws techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and also utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including CBT for insomnia and for trauma, as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

As a clinician with the group practice Deeper Than Color, Dr. Hua integrates a culturally responsive approach to find balance between your inner self and addressing the impacts of oppressive systems. Dr. Hua's approach is affirming of all identities, and she is dedicated to supporting BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized communities. As a 1.5 generation Chinese American woman, she holds particular insight into the experiences of immigrants and the kinds of expectations that are common for many in the Asian American diaspora. Dr. Hua has applied this insight in her work as a therapist, working with individuals as they build upon inner strengths and efforts to heal.


Message to clients

I view therapy as a collaboration. I will meet you where you are, so that you can move forward with clarity, intentionality, and authenticity.

Life transitions - in our relationships, work, and health - can be challenging. We will acknowledge the impact of these changes and work together on short-term coping and long-term healing.

I believe that we live our lives based on lessons that we have learned. We will work together to identify and reinforce the lessons that have helped you thrive.

In our personal and professional relationships, many of us have been taught to minimize our feelings, to make ourselves smaller, to ignore our own needs, and to not be a burden. Sometimes we don’t have the language for discussing our pain or even our joy. Understanding our emotions provides deeper insight into how we understand and interact with the world. We will work together to recognize the essential aspects of you.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Alice Hua is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

We can provide a receipt for services so you can seek reimbursement through insurance. We also offer a service that allows you to only pay your co-insurance if you have the right coverage. We charge a fee of $15 for the convenience of not having to pay full price and seek out reimbursement yourself. We can waive that fee if you meet certain financial criteria.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 10am-6pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Civic Center practice
329A 14th St, Oakland, California 94612
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

Deeper Than Color, Psychotherapist, 2022 - Present
UCSF, Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow, 2021 - 2022
UCSF, Clinical Psychology Intern, 2020 - 2021
UCSF, Clinical Research Coordinator, 2012 - 2015

UC Berkeley, PhD, 2021


Licensure

California: PSY33539


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

Alice  Hua
Group CBT for insomnia

In this Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia group (aka CBTi), you will learn about the science of sleep and concrete strategies for improving your sleep.