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CAPS at the A³C

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.

Wednesdays, 10AM-4PM in Room 209, Old Union Clubhouse, 2nd Floor (Next to the elevator).  Without an appointment, drop-in hours are available from 9AM-10AM and 4PM-5PM.

Sign up for a  CAPS Counseling appointment at A3C with Dr. Helen Hsu. Using VadenPatient : select "Appointments" on the left-side menu; then "Schedule an Appointment". Choose Couseling and Pyschologocial Services (CAPS) as the department and select "A3C Drop-In Counseling", then A3C Drop-In Tuesdays.


Meet Kevin Lee, M.D.

Dr. Kevin Lee, a staff pyschiatrist at Stanford Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), offers individual appointments between 2PM and 4:30PM every Monday 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. Lee 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. Lee can also be scheduled to be held at the A3C on Wednesdays.

Dr. Lee completed his undergraduate education at 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.

Mondays, 2PM - 4:30PM in Room 209, Old Union Clubhouse, 2nd Floor (Next to the elevator).

Sign up for a  CAPS Counseling appointment at A3C with Dr. Kevin Lee. Using VadenPatient : select "Appointments" on the left-side menu; then "Schedule an Appointment". Choose Couseling and Pyschologocial Services (CAPS) as the department and select "A3C Drop-In Counseling", then A3C Drop-In Mondays.


Meet Oliver Lin, Ph.D.

Education: PhD in Clinical Psychology, Biola University; MA in Clinical Psychology, Biola University; BA in Human Biology, Stanford University. 

Professional Affiliations/Certifications: Emotional growth and development, cross cultural issues, spiritual concerns / exploration.

Professional Interests: Dr. Lin enjoys teaching Education/Asian American Studies 193F, working with the iLive and Speaker Series events, and being a part of the A3C Community.

Sign up for a CAPS Counseling appointment at A3C with Dr. Oliver Lin. Using this form , select Appointments and CAPS. Your name will not appear publicly after you sign up and will only be visble to Dr. Lin.


Meet Katya Viswanadhan, M.S.

Katya is a pre-doctoral psychology intern at Stanford Counseling and Psychological Services. Katya completed her undergraduate and Masters level education in Clinical Psychology in Bangalore, India. She is currently working on completing her doctoral degree from the University of Indianapolis, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and early onset psychosis. She was trained in university and hospital settings including DePauw University, Indiana State University, Roudebush VA Medical Center, and the IU Charis Center for Eating Disorders.

Katya is passionate about facilitating social change and finding spaces for South Asians to connect and create more visibility surrounding identity and culture. Her primary research and clinical interests surround intersectional identities, facilitating dialogue about social justice and mental health, managing mood and anxiety, disordered eating issues in the Asian community, substance use issues, and promoting resiliency and wellness after traumatic experiences. 

Sign up for a CAPS Counseling appointment at A3C with Katya Viswanadhan. Using this form , select Appointments and CAPS. Your name will not appear publicly after you sign up and will only be visble to Katya Viswanadhan.