License # MFC 44960
PHILLIP CHA, LMFT
2211 Post Street #300
San Francisco, California 94115
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.
San Francisco State University—Master of Science, Counseling (Marriage and Family Therapy)
Clinical Pastoral Education residency-- Interfaith Chaplaincy Program at the Institute for Health and Healing (California Pacific Medical Center)
Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary--Master of Divinity
California State University, Sacramento—B.A. (Interdisciplinary Study in Film)
Provides trainings internationally in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Clinical Relational Frame Theory
Lead Trainer in Dialectical Behavior Therapy at UCSF Citywide Case Management
Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavior Therapy at John F. Kennedy University
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Level II completed
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Association For Contextual Behavioral Science