License # MFC 44960
PHILLIP CHA, LMFT
310 3rd Avenue
San Francisco, California 94118
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 44960) living in San Francisco. I bring to my private practice over 18 years of work in public mental health. Since 2002, I have been employed at UCSF as Clinical Case Manager/Care Coordinator at Citywide Focus, an outpatient intensive case management program where I continue to provide community mental health services.
I have provided direct services (individual and group counseling) as well as care coordination for people living with various mental health challenges including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Working as a care coordinator for people from diverse backgrounds helped me to see the "big picture" and the complex ways in which one's family, economic, and cultural environment impact an individual's life.
I also have a full life outside of my career. I enjoy playing ragtime piano, playing basketball, and photography. I value creativity, spirituality, and diversity and strive to continually expand and broaden my perspectives through readings, ongoing professional trainings, and artistic and spiritual pursuits. Please read more about me on Psychology Today.
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Association For Contextual Behavioral Science
San Francisco State University—Master of Science, Counseling (Marriage and Family Therapy)
California State University, Sacramento—B.A. (Interdisciplinary Study in Film)
Member of ACBS which promotes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy practitioner at Citywide & Community Focus Center (SFGH/UCSF Dept. of Psychiatry), DBT Program (ongoing)
Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavior Therapy at John F. Kennedy University
Group Therapist of S.T.O.P. Group (Substance Treatment Outpatient Program) at Citywide (SFGH/UCSF) (ongoing)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Level II completed (2011)
5 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in hospital chaplaincy at UCSF & California Pacific Medical Center—1996-1997