German Cheung, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, PSY 22159

Psychotherapy with Adults

Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
— Sigmund Freud

We all have challenging moments that bring distress and conflicts in our lives. It could be a painful breakup with your significant other, conflicts and competition at work, a significant loss of a loved one, a poor decision that you made, history of abuse, or just a general lack of fulfillment in life.

When these internal conflicts are unresolved, they express through atypical emotional, behavioral, physical, and/or psychological phenomena such as depression, anxiety, anger outbursts, isolation, passive-aggressive behaviors, unexplained bodily symptoms, recurrent dreams, just to name a few. In extreme cases, some develop pronounced mood swings, uncontrollable behaviors, suicidal thoughts, delusions and hallucinations, persistently difficult relationships as we fail to cope with those struggles. Depending on the severity and chronicity, these conflicts impact various aspects of our lives, including relationships and day-to-day activities like work and school. 

Psychotherapy aims at helping you understand and resolve these conflicts. As we address these conflicts in sessions, I hope to help you develop understanding about your difficulties, how you have been coping with them, and how you have been impacted. Through our sessions, I hope to provide you with timely feedback and insights to help understand how your conflicts have expressed themselves and what they communicate about your needs. Above all I hope you will begin to recognize, understand, and embrace all of your feelings and needs.