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Ray Hwang


Quick Facts

  • Mandarin
  • Offers In-Person Therapy
  • Antioch University Santa Barbara
  • 12 Years in Practice


Remote Office


  • Life Transitions
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting

Ages and Community Experience

  • Asian
  • Elders (65+), Adults, Teen
  • Buddhist
  • Cancer, Gay Allied, HIV / AIDS Allied, Immuno-disorders, Lesbian Allied, Non-Binary Allied, Racial Justice Allied, Sex Worker Allied, Single Mother, Transgender Allied


  • California PSY 27910
  • Member of American Psychological Association.


Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference - Robert Frost

I have a keen interest in facilitating my clients’ understanding of the potential issues adversely affecting their mental health by exploring the dynamics involved in the interplay between their internal forces and factors in their external environments.

My goal is to promote the well-being of my clients by encouraging and supporting their development of coping skills, perspective taking, confidence and competence, acknowledgment and acceptance of self, mindfulness, and insights as they engage fully and actively in the therapeutic endeavors.

I have experience working with clients from a diverse ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds. I have conducted individual, couples, family, and group sessions using a wide array of interventions from a range of therapeutic modalities to address issues related to adjustment, acculturation, anxiety, depression, life transitions, loss and grief, trauma, self-esteem, communication, intergenerational/parent-child/relational difficulties, and other behavioral or mental health problems.

I am a therapist with an integrative style and trained in a scholar-practitioner model in the field of clinical psychology. I am particularly sensitive and attuned to the multifaceted influences that shape, reinforce, or perpetuate the individuals’ physical, psychological and emotional experiences. I feel treatments must be individually focused and take into account all relevant content and contextual aspects affecting the individuals in order to be most effective, even though manualized or standardized protocols may afford the clients well intended guidance and structure to address the targeted issues at hand.

I strive to work with my clients to identify constructive meanings or narratives of their personal experiences. My goal is to provide support and nurturance on their paths for self discovery and healing, and to encourage their taking the important and pertinent steps to affect positive and sustained change and growth. This may include the transformation and transcendence, not only within the context or scope of their respective selves, but also in the extent of their interpersonal relationships as well.

Areas of Experience

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Asperger's Syndrome

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Multicultural
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based

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