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.
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
Alice Hua is not in-network with any insurances.
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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.
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
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.