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.