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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. 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.


Meet Oliver Lin, Ph.D.

Dr. Oliver Lin, a staff pyschologiest at Stanford Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), offers individual  45-minute appointments between 8:45AM and 11:30AM every Tuesday at the Asian American Activities Center (A3C) to allow students to learn more about mental health and well-being services. Because mental health can be stigmatized in Asian American communities, Dr. Lin brings cultural sensitivity to mental health services. He is available to help students learn whether counseling would be helpful for particular issues they may be experiencing, or to talk about how to help a fellow student or friend with issues such as stress, relationships or depression. Counseling appointments made with Dr. Lin can also be scheduled to be held at the A3C on Wednesdays.

He earned his BA in Human Biology at Stanford University, and MBA and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Biola University.  His professional interests are in emotional growth and development, cross cultural issues, and spiritual concerns/exploration.  He enjoys teaching Education/Asian American Studies 193F, leading conversation in the A3C's iLive and Speaker Series programs, and being a part of the A3C community.


Meet Kevin Lee, M.D.

Dr. Kevin Lee, a staff pyschiatrist at Stanford Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS and completed his undergraduate education from Rice University, followed by obtaining his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Lee completed his internship and residency in psychiatry at Stanford, finishing in 2012. During this time, he spent one year of his training at Stanford CAPS working with the student population. After residency, Dr. Lee worked at the Menlo Park VA Trauma Recovery Program before returning to Stanford CAPS this year. Dr. Lee’s areas of interest include college mental health, culturally-informed treatment, trauma and recovery, mood and anxiety struggles, sleep, and personal development.


Meet Marissa Floro, Ph.D.

Marissa is the Program Manager for the Weiland Health Initiative at CAPS. Marissa completed her undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees at UC Santa Barbara, Boston College, and Loyola University Chicago, respectively. Marissa has worked within multiple organizations including a rape crisis center, LGBTQ community mental health center, non-profit focused on empowering low-income individuals, and university counseling centers. Marissa’s research has focused on intersections of identity including race, sexuality, and gender as well as on how gendered racism impacts things like stereotypes and interracial dating.

In terms of working with communities, Marissa has created and executed multiple outreach projects including a gender workshop for middle school students, racial resilience programming for African American adolescents, sex positive discussion spaces, and drop-in sessions for Asian American and Pacific Islander mental health issues. Throughout her clinical work, she has focused on working with LGBTQ folks of color, Asian American and Pacific Islander students, gender diverse folks, people who have experienced trauma, biracial/multiracial people, and people of color.

As a queer, mixed Filipino/White clinician, Marissa is eager and excited to continue working with issues and communities she’s passionate about while meeting Stanford student needs.


Other CAPS Counselors in our community

James Bae, MD

James Bae, MD

Sophia Lu, LMFT

Sophia Lu, LMFT

Sujata Patel, MD

Sujata Patel