Our Providers

Sand Chang, PhD

Clinic Director, San Francisco

Pronouns

they/them/their

Education

PhD Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)

BA Psychology, Minor in Music, UC Berkeley

Certified EMDR Therapist

IFS Level 1 Therapist

Special Interests

Cultural concerns, gender concerns (including transgender and nonbinary experience), sexuality (queer/LGB, heterosexual, BDSM/kink, consensual nonmonogamy/polyamory), disordered eating and body image, addictions and compulsive behaviors, codependency, people in recovery communities, attachment in relationships, anxiety, trauma, healing from oppression.

Therapy Style

My therapy sessions tend to be interactive, collaborative, and client-centered, meaning I center your experience and goals. I offer compassionate care while also gently challenging my clients to make necessary changes to better their lives and relationships. My passion is helping people to feel embodied and connected to themselves and others in the world. As I believe the personal is political, my work is always approached through the lens of social justice and anti-oppression frameworks.

Modality & Approach

As I don't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy or life in general, my work is tailored to your specific needs. At the core, my work is based in attachment and relationships. The approaches that I use most often are Internal Family Systems, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I also help my clients integrate mindfulness-based practices and skills drawn from CBT and DBT.

What is your favorite restaurant in San Francisco?

I have too many top picks to name! I'll name one of my Bay Area favorites: Sol Food (Puerto Rican) in Marin never disappoints!

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Daily meditation and cuddling my smoosh-faced dogs are both essential in helping me to cultivate and maintain balance and resilience.

Interests

Dance, competitive punning, meditation, spiritual growth, food, travel, and everything related to my dogs.

License Number and State

22098 - CA