Dr. Vickie Chang is an integrative therapist with extensive training in cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches to treatment. Cognitive behavioral therapy works on identifying critical thoughts about yourself that can interfere with how you feel and behave. In therapy Chang practice ways to challenge these thoughts and to develop more supportive ways of relating to yourself. The behavioral aspect of this treatment focuses on changing behaviors to improve well-being, for instance through taking care of your body or learning to be assertive. Psychodyamic therapy helps to identify the contribution of family relationships to patterns of behavior, increase emotional awareness, and improve your sense of freedom and choice in life.
Chang holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and an M.A. and Ph.D. UCLA. She also held postdoctoral fellowships at the Stanford Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. She has a vast range of clinical experience and is widely published.