Asian Family Institute

About Us

Mother and Child

At the Asian Family Institute (AFI) we provide quality services in a compassionate and therapeutic environment. We serve all ages and backgrounds in the Bay Area and California. Our psychologists, therapists, and associates provide effective counseling services to children, teens, adults, couples, and families. We are a cultural and professionally diverse practice with clinicians who can work with 

clients to address a wide variety of mental health issues. We provide counseling and mental-health education in Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, French and other languages. Contact us at or at (415) 668-5998 to learn more about fees and accepted medical insurance.

Psychotherapy Services

Asian Family Institute therapists provide culturally and linguistically responsive psychotherapy in the following areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma 
  • Relationship Challenges 
  • Work Stress 
  • LGBTQ Identity
  • Cultural-Related Stress
  • Intercultural / Intergenerational conflicts
  • Lack of Motivation 
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss

Consultation and Education

Workshops for your company

We provide workshops for the workplace in areas such as diverse workforce issues, performance related stress, giving and receiving feedback, cultural sensitivity, diversity in the workplace, conflict resolution, supervisor and management skills training and much more. Each training is customized to your specific work environment and team. 

Mental Health Consultation and Presentations for Non-Profit Organizations

Whether your organization is looking to start a new mental health program, supporting current programs, or expanding services within your community, AFI can help. We provide culturally competent and professional mental health consultation services with the goal of promoting mental health awareness. 

Parenting Workshops and Consultation for Schools

We aim to assist families in building strong foundations for their children and engaging in their communities by providing parenting workshops, counseling for families experiencing stress and anxiety, and early childhood education consultation. We promote parenting as a collaborative effort where both parents and children have a significant role. Workshops are family-centered, interactive, and introduce families to a type of parenting that balances Eastern and Western philosophies and experiences. Workshops are available in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and other languages.

Who We Are

Additional Client Information

Frequency of Sessions

The frequency of sessions can vary but, in the beginning, it is helpful to meet weekly or every other week. Sessions are 50 minutes long. During shelter-in-place, we accept credit card payment. Payment is completed at the end of each session.


We are taking in new private pay clients and have a waiting list for CCHP Health Plan and Managed Health Network (MHN) clients.

If you have a PPO insurance plan, we are happy to provide you with a statement (superbill) to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. When speaking with your insurance company, you can explain that we are out-of-network Providers. Most clients have a PPO plan that allows them to use out-of-network benefits. You are encouraged to call your insurance company and ask what their reimbursement policy is for out-of-network providers.


There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. No shows or late cancellations will be charged the full session fee.

Contact us

Email | Phone (415) 668-5998

Welcome to RAMS