German Cheung, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California (Lic. # PSY 22159) and received his clinical training and Doctor of Psychology degree from Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University. He completed his vigorous, psychoanalytically-informed predoctoral training at the National Asian American Psychology Training Center (NAAPTC) at Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. (RAMS) and was subsequently hired as staff and clinical supervisor, where he treated adults, adolescents and children of various ethnic and diagnostic backgrounds from San Francisco.
Dr. Cheung is extensively trained and experienced in treating adults, adolescents and children who struggle with a wide range of emotional, interpersonal and/or behavioral difficulties, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, panic attacks, complex trauma, abuse, grief, characterological disorders, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. He has also worked extensively with young adults and was a Staff Therapist for about three years at the Biola Counseling Center in La Mirada, CA. In addition, Dr. Cheung works with couples and families who need help dealing with communication difficulties, divorce, major losses, issues with trust, infidelity, and conflict-resolution.
Over the years, Dr. Cheung has developed specialties in treating individuals with severe mental illnesses such as psychosis and autistic spectrum disorders, characterological disorders, complex trauma, and history of abuse. He also regularly treats Christians who struggle with spiritual abuse, spiritual intimacy, and excessive guilt. As a bicultural and bilingual therapist in Cantonese, Dr. Cheung is dedicated to serve the local Chinese and Chinese-American community in San Francisco who struggle with acculturation and other immigration-related struggles. For further details, please refer to the pages on "Services" and "Specialties."
Apart from his private practice, Dr. Cheung devoted his time and was actively involved with local mental health agencies. He most notably served as a Supervising Psychologist at RAMS and provided psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults who suffer from a wide range of severe mental illnesses for about 10 years from 2005 - 2015. He was recently the Assistant Director of Counseling Services at the California College of the Arts (CCA), where he supervised and taught for the APPIC-accredited Post-doctoral internship program. Prior to this role, he was the Clinical Training Consultant for Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS), where he delivered clinical training and provided support for its training program.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Cheung is committed to training the next generation of psychotherapists. For about eight years, he was closely involved in the reputable, APA-accredited Predoctoral Internship Program at RAMS and provided individual and process-oriented group supervision for their staff, pre- and post doctoral psychology trainees, and MFT interns. He regularly provides training, supervision and consultation for a few local and international training programs, mental health organizations, and through Board-registered Psychological Assistantship. Currently Dr. Cheung has the pleasure of working with Vivian Lee Pichardo, Psy.D.., whose professional background and services are available on her page.
From 2010 - 2017, Dr. Cheung was an Adjunct Faculty at California School of Professional Psychology – Hong Kong (CSPP-HK), Alliant International University, where he specifically taught psychodynamic conceptualization and its applications and coordinated the collaborative Pre-doctoral Internship between CSPP-HK and RAMS.
Dr. Cheung regularly dedicates some of his professional time serving the local psychoanalytic community. He was the Chair for the Community Membership Committee and a member on the Board of Trustees of San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP) from 2015 - 2017. Previously, he was an affiliated therapist for A Home Within, a national network of volunteer mental health professionals who provide for the emotional needs of foster children and adults.