Eehwa  Ung

Eehwa Ung

She/Her/Hers

Psychologist, PhD
California, Pennsylvania, New York Accepting Online
Updated August 7, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Dr. Eehwa Ung is a San Francisco-based psychologist who is licensed to provide services in California, New York, and Pennsylvania. Many of the people she works with are Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) who are struggling to navigate multiple areas of their life like work, school, family, relationships, or the intersectionalities of their identities. Many talk about often feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or stuck. This then kicks off to what feels like a never-ending cycle of confusion, frustration, depression, and anxiety.

Therapy is an opportunity to find clarity and work through these obstacles to help people get their life back on track. Dr. Ung works collaboratively with clients to develop more mindful behaviors to help lead a more meaningful and healthy life. People develop certain attitudes and perspectives based on their early life experiences to survive when they were younger. But these attitudes and perspectives are not helping now which is part of the reason why people might feel stuck. By looking at these attitudes and perspectives closely, people can learn to change how they talk to themselves and how they react to their emotions so that people can take more thoughtful actions towards a more authentic and fulfilling life.


Message to clients

My role as a psychologist is to walk with and guide you towards your values so that you can be the kind of person you want to be and the life you are striving for. My practice integrates several evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) that encompasses principles of person-centered, trauma-informed, multiculturalism, and strength-based values. With my compassionate, collaborative, transparent, non-judgmental, and down-to-earth style, we can address the things that are getting in the way of your life so that you can move forward.


Specialties

Schizophrenia - Coping with extraordinary experiences (hallucinations); building skills and strategies to manage strongly held beliefs (delusions, paranoia); managing symptoms to maintain healthy, supportive relationships; responding effectively to stress to sustain a balanced life

Psychotic disorders - Coping with extraordinary experiences (hallucinations); building skills and strategies to manage strongly held beliefs (delusions, paranoia); managing symptoms to maintain healthy, supportive relationships; responding effectively to stress to sustain a balanced life

Anxiety - Learning to effectively cope with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; addressing critical self-talk to build self-compassion; building distress tolerance and emotion regulation skills to better control anxiety; learning to take more mindful behaviors towards values

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life; addressing critical self-talk towards more self-compassion; learning to take more mindful behaviors towards values

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity; identifying unhelpful thoughts, attitudes, and perspectives that impedes the development of a personal values and identity; learning effective coping strategies to deal with the stress of micro and macroaggressions; navigating the intersectional conflicts to promote a more balanced perspective on the various identities that one may have

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others; coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area or career changes; learning to make changes towards being the kind of person one wants to be with the life that one wants to live




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Lyra Health

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Initial session: $250 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 12pm, 4pm - 8pm
  • Tue 9am - 12pm, 4pm - 8pm
  • Wed 9am - 12pm, 4pm - 8pm
  • Thu 9am - 12pm, 4pm - 8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm - 3pm, 7pm - 11pm
  • Tue 12pm - 3pm, 7pm - 11pm
  • Wed 12pm - 3pm, 7pm - 11pm
  • Thu 12pm - 3pm, 7pm - 11pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm - 3pm, 7pm - 11pm
  • Tue 12pm - 3pm, 7pm - 11pm
  • Wed 12pm - 3pm, 7pm - 11pm
  • Thu 12pm - 3pm, 7pm - 11pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Eehwa Ung, Ph.D. (Private practice), Clinical Psychologist, 2021 - Present
Stanford Health Care, Clinical Psychologist, 2020 - 2021
Stanford University School of Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated), 2020 - 2021
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), Assistant Professor, 2019 - 2020
Dr Eehwa, LLC (private practice), Clinical Psychologist, 2019 - 2020
University of Pennsylvania, Supervising Clinical Research Manager, 2018 - 2019
Belmont Behavioral Health Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017 - 2018
La Salle University, Adjunct Faculty, 2018 - 2018
Hutchings Psychiatric Center, Predoctoral Psychology Intern, 2016 - 2017
St. Helena Health Hospital - Center for Behavioral Health, Psychology Extern, 2015 - 2016
University of California, San Francisco, Assessment Practicum Student, 2014 - 2016

Palo Alto University, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2017


Licensure

California: PSY31355

Pennsylvania: PS018714

New York: 023344


Languages

English