Jason Wu

Ph.D.

I've been described as non-judgmental, warm, validating, and compassionate; I'd like to think that's true, but who am I to say?

Psychologist in San Jose, CA

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

About My Clients

I work with adults, couples, and sometimes groups. I have experience with all types of mental health issues, but my specialty areas include adult children of narcissistic and/or abusive parents, trauma, masculinity and men's issues, cultivating self-compassion/acceptance, mindfulness, relationship issues, trauma-related disorders, and cultural issues (family conflict, identity, experiences of discrimination/marginalization).

My Background and Approach

I received my Ph.D. in psychology from Washington State University, where I completed my dissertation on the use of therapy/Buddhist principles to address cultural-related stress. I have worked in a hospital, university counseling centers, a community mental health clinic, and a state penitentiary with a diverse array of individuals doing brief- and long-term individual, couples and group therapy. In terms of my therapeutic style, my approach is to help people develop self-acceptance versus self-loathing, practice self-compassion versus self-criticism, and create a purpose-driven life built around values they care about. In my personal and professional experience, the more we can accept ourselves and our "flaws", the better we are able to make meaningful changes in our lives.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I consider myself an advocate for social justice and the principles of multiculturalism. I created and will be leading a person of color support group at a local university to support students who feel marginalized by the dominant culture and neglected by the institution. I also do my best to both own my experiences of oppression as an Asian-American from a lower socioeconomic background while also remaining aware of my privileges as a heterosexual cis-male individual in America. My background in Buddhist philosophy also deeply informs my worldview, as I try to carry the lessons of compassion, mindfulness, open-heartedness, and acceptance into my work as a psychologist.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice

Info

626-261-9091 Email Jason
1101 S. Winchester Blvd.
P-297
San Jose, CA 95128

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