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CAPS at the A³C

"My career trajectory after Stanford was heavily influenced by my work at the A³C. I focused on social justice work – as an attorney at the ACLU and Associate Director of the City of San Francisco Department on the Status of Women."

ANU '99

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Meet Helen Hsu, Psy.D.

Dr. Helen Hsu is a staff psychologist at Stanford Counseling and Psychological Services and the CAPS Liaison to the A3C. Dr. Hsu completed her undergraduate education in Psychology and Asian American Studies at UCLA, followed by a Master's and Psy.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.

She was trained in community and school based settings including Visiting Nurses Hospice, Family Service Agency of San Francisco, Making Waves Education Program, and La Familia Counseling. Dr. Hsu was a clinical supervisor at Asian Community Mental Health Services in Oakland, CA, where she had first interned as a bilingual (Mandarin) clinician. She was clinical supervisor for the City of Fremont for 7 years.

Dr. Hsu also served a three-year term on the American Psychological Association Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression (2011-14). Her current work primarily explores the cultural adaptations and community-based approaches to improve access to promote mental health wellness for under-served communities. Dr. Hsu is president of the Asian American Psychological Association, and passionate about supporting the development of future AAPI leaders.

Dr. Hsu's areas of interest include managing mood and anxiety concerns, promoting resiliency in coping with trauma or life transitions, inter-sectional identities, feminist therapy, and promoting student health and stress management.

CAPS Counselors in our Community

We are fortunate to have a team of clinicians who self-identify as Asian American and can provide a culturally-sensitive approach to the diversity of our community.  Please check out their profiles below and consider reaching out to make an appointment.