Michelle Chia Ning Chang


I’m a queer identified therapist who is also a new immigrant. I enjoy working with people who want to find their own voice and be powerful.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Emeryville, CA

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

About My Clients

Are you and your partner love each other so much but couldn't figure out how to express it effectively and fight a lot? I know how to support high-conflict couples finding their own love languages, regain the hope and commitment, and help you feel connected emotionally with your partner again.

My Background and Approach

I received my master degree in Drama Therapy program at California Institute of Integral Studies and I am also trained in Strategic Family therapy and Gottman couple therapy. My approach is very interactive and relational, which means I will be authentic and transparent with you. I also use creative arts, like sand tray, drawing, role play, along with talk therapy based on your interest and readiness. I have been in private practice for 6 years working with immigrants, teenagers, and people have relationship issues and Depression. I also worked at Strategic Family Therapy clinic with families and couples came from diverse cultural backgrounds. I was born and raised in Taiwan, and moved to Bay Area since 2011. As an immigrant, I also enjoy supporting people on their journey of navigating between cultural conflicts, life transitions, and different identities.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe everyone should be loved as who they are. I am practicing feminism and doing gender neutral parenting with my own kid. I’m also consistently learning about social justice related topics so that I’m aware of how my behavior is affecting the world and how I can make the world safer for everyone. I love animals, and have 2 dogs traveled from Taiwan with me years ago. My office is also an animal friendly office. I also find oil paining, photography, gardening, and traveling very therapeutic.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: 中文 (普通话)
  • Rate: $120 - 160/session


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1265 65th Street
Emeryville, CA 94608

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