Lani Chin (she/her)


I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist that has been in practice since 2011 in the Monterey/Pacific Grove/Marina/Seaside/Carmel/Salinas areas.

Clinical Psychologist in Monterey, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

In individual therapy, I see my role as a guide and facilitator to help you discover the resources within to become an active agent of your own healing and growth. You'll develop new awareness about the patterns in your life that no longer serve you and new skills to transform those patterns. I work with people who identify as being different in some way. Whether you're part of the LGBTQ+ community, a person of color, or just feel uncomfortable in your own skin, I would love to hear from you.

My Background and Approach

In therapy, my goal is to assist you in addressing issues that are difficult to confront on your own, which often manifest as anxiety, depression, or dissatisfaction in relationships and/or your career. I approach our work together collaboratively, through helping you to articulate your thoughts and feelings in a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental environment. My task is to encourage you to express yourself, to clarify your goals and to explore the obstacles that have held you back. I listen, reflect and use clinical methods based on my training and expertise. I strive to help you develop strategies that support the progress you desire. I listen for the patterns in your life and help you identify them so that you can develop a clearer understanding of your life experiences and develop new, more satisfying ways of relating. My understanding as a therapist is informed by my training and clinical experience, but also grounded by a long-held commitment to my own psychological work.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

On the outside, everything's fine. You're known for being courageous and unshakeable; the kind of person others want around in a crisis. But on the inside? On the inside there's a part of your life that feels inauthentic, unmanageable - maybe even downright unbearable. Maybe your work life and home life are pulling you in a million different directions, and you're ready to quit one or the other. Maybe you and your partner are stuck on the painful side of a betrayal. Or, maybe your marriage feels strained and disconnected, and you wish you could just get those butterflies back. You know something needs to change, but you're used to pushing through the pain to keep everything moving. On top of that: You've got no patience for fluff, so sitting in a therapy office exploring your inner most thoughts and feelings with a stranger sounds like the opposite of a good time. I can help. I know what it takes to make lasting change, and I will fight beside you through your toughest moments.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $140 - 200/session


310-344-5550 Email Lani
574 Polk Street
Monterey, CA 93940

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