Dr. Mai Nguyen is a bicultural & bilingual (Vietnamese/English) licensed clinical psychologist who has been serving culturally diverse, underprivileged individuals in community-based settings for nearly 10 years. Dr. Nguyen received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, with a Multicultural and Community Emphasis, from CSPP of Alliant International University, San Francisco (AIU-CSPP). Her clinical training has spanned inpatient and outpatient settings, in both the U.S. and Vietnam. She is an alumna of the RAMS National Asian American Psychological Training Center (NAAPTC), an APA-accredited doctoral internship program. Following her training at the RAMS NAAPTC, Dr. Nguyen was a post-doctoral fellow for the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation. In partnership with Da Nang & Khanh Hoa Departments of Health, NIH, Vanderbilt University, and RAND Corporation, she helped train Vietnamese paraprofessionals, nurses, and physicians to provide treatment for depression in rural primary care agencies. She completed her post-doctoral studies at AIU-CSPP’s Psychological Services Center, where she specialized in psychological assessment and treatment of complex childhood trauma. In addition to her work at RAMS, she is a clinical psychologist at the Golden Gate Regional Center.
Her clinical work is grounded in psychoanalytic theory and conceptualized within cultural, social, and biological aspects of individuals and systems. Her varied clinical interests include working with severely disturbed individuals, complex trauma in children and adolescents, multicultural assessment, developmental disabilities, collaborative therapeutic assessment, personality assessment, psychoanalytic conceptualization in personality assessment, problem gambling, and ecopsychology.
Dr. Christine Wai is a California licensed Clinical Psychologist with a bicultural and bilingual (Cantonese Chinese) background. Dr. Wai currently works as a clinician at RAMS’ Adult/Older Adult Outpatient Clinic, Child, Youth and Family Outpatient Services, and Asian Family Institute. Dr. Wai received her Doctor in Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Alliant International University-California School of Professional Psychology in Hong Kong and Masters in Education (Ed.M.) specializing in school counseling from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Wai has extensive experiences working in community mental health setting through her pre-doctoral internship at Hamilton Madison House in New York City as well as her post-doctoral internship at RAMS. She is also familiar with working with traditional Chinese individuals and families through her practicum training in Hong Kong.
Dr. Wai has a strong interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy and focuses on Asian American and immigrant populations, providing mental health care to the disempowered and to those with severe mental illness and traumatic past. Dr. Wai focuses also on integrating cultural sensitivity into clinical practice, psychoanalytic theory and familial conflicts surrounding intercultural and intergenerational differences. In addition, Dr. Wai is participating in the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.
Dr. Anna Zozulinsky received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Palo Alto University, with a research emphasis from the Center for Neuroscience in Women’s Health at Stanford School of Medicine. She completed her doctoral internship at RAMS’s NAAPTC, and trained at several community mental health organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Zozulinsky serves as director of Child, Youth and Family Outpatient Services and maintains a small clinical practice at Asian Family Institute.
As a trilingual (Russian and Hebrew) and tri-cultural psychologist, Dr. Zozulinsky has particular interests in identity formation across cultural contexts and immigration-related experience and is dedicated to providing culturally-sensitive services to children, youth, families, adults and couples. Her approach is rooted in contemporary psychoanalytic theory. She strives to create warm and safe relationships with her clients, to promote lasting change through collaboration and reflection.
Dr. Zozulinsky holds a B.A.in Cinema Studies from Tel Aviv University and was trained as a photographer at International Center of Photography in New York. She is keenly interested in the intersection between aesthetic experiences, creativity and psychological well-being and incorporates this sensibility in her clinical work.