Emily  Chong
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Emily Chong


Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Creative Arts Therapist Career Coach
California Accepting Online
Berkeley Office Accepting In-person
Updated May 9, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples counseling
  • Family issues
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Emily Chong AMFT is a psychotherapist in Berkeley, California. She specializes in couples counseling for multicultural and biracial couples, family therapy and adolescent mental health.

Emily holds a Master’s degree in counseling psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She trained extensively as a relational and psychodynamic therapist at the Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center. Additionally, Emily completed somatic training with the Hakomi Institute and the Couples Center in Berkeley. Emily is trained in the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique and integrates a mindfulness based approach to therapy.

Emily’s work is trauma informed and liberation based. She integrates Western psychological theory and evidence-based methods with Eastern philosophy and mindfulness practices.

Her therapeutic style is warm, compassionate, intuitive, collaborative and active. She is known to challenge her clients, highlight where they’re stuck, and to be a champion for their transformation.

Message to clients

I work with people who are entering therapy for the first time or who have already been in therapy for years. Our work together will be a collaborative exploration to understand your full story in the context of your relationships and environment, so that we can determine the core patterns of behavior that are blocking your full potential.

We will explore what it means to be you, to be human in this world, and to be in relation with others and your surroundings. We’ll make sense of who you are and invite opportunities for deep healing and long lasting change.

Your first session is a consultation so we can evaluate whether I’m a good fit for you and how I could help facilitate change for you.

While it’s normal to feel nervous, the first session is just a conversation for us to get to know each other and for you to experience what it’s like to be in session with me.

I also offer 15 minute complimentary consultations for people who are interested in booking a session.

I look forward to connecting.


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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Emily Chong 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: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (75min)
  • Group sessions: $65 (120min)
  • Family sessions: $300 (75min)

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
  • Multiple times a week


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 9-7
  • Tue 9-7
  • Wed 9-7
  • Thu 9-7
  • Fri 9-7
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Berkeley Office practice
2340 Ward Street, Suite 101, Berkeley, California 94705
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-7
  • Tue 9-7
  • Wed 9-7
  • Thu 9-7
  • Fri 9-7
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Nadine Tang Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2022 - Present
Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center, Psychotherapist, 2020 - 2022

The Couples Center, Somatic Couples Training, 2022
Golden Gate Counseling Center , Depth traineeship, 2022
The Hakomi Institute, Professional Training, 2021
Esalen Institute, Gestalt Residency Program, 2020
Transcendental Meditation , Training , 2019
San Francisco DBT Center , Dialectical Behavioral Training, 2019
California Institute of Integral Studies, M.A. Counseling Psychology, 2018
University of Sydney, B.A. Communications, 2008


California: 135208



Therapy Groups

Emily  Chong
Women's support group

Women (aged 18+) can benefit from a support group that helps them regain self-esteem, authenticity, support and bonding with other women. We meet weekly in person in Berkeley.