Psychotherapy in Pasadena

Sharon Chen Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Chen provides consultation and psychotherapy for adults and children with a wide variety of emotional and behavioral problems. She is dedicated to improving lives and providing a safe environment for individuals and families to address their personal difficulties.

Dr. Chen has experience working in private practice, community clinics, school-based mental health, and healthcare settings for over ten years.

Depression & Anxiety, Women’s Issues, Life Transitions,
Relationship Problems, Loss & Grief, Parenting,
Asian American Psychology, Counseling for College and Graduate Students

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Education & Background

Dr. Chen graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with Departmental Honors and was elected into the Golden Key and National Scholars Honor Society. Dr. Chen also Minored in Asian American Studies and completed a Specialization in Education. While at UCLA, researched married couples, served several terms as the clinical director of the UCLA Peer Helpline, and was awarded the Chancellor’s Humanitarian Service Award. 

She earned a Masters of Art and Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology-LA. Dr. Chen completed her practicum at Project Sister where she provided individual and group psychotherapy to women and children who experienced sexual trauma and abuse. This training experience inspired Dr. Chen’s Doctoral project where she created a workshop for professionals working with traumatized children. Her doctoral project was presented as a poster at the American Psychological Association’s conference. There she was recognized with a Travel Award for her presentation. 

Dr. Chen did her psychological internships at Hillsides Family Center and Airport Marina Counseling Center. She provided outpatient and school-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. In addition to her training internships, she worked in private practice as a psychological assistant for three years. 

She completed a two-year postdoctoral training program at the Reiss-Davis Child Study Center. There she received intensive psychodynamically-oriented training and supervision in working with children and families. She continued to work at Reiss-Davis as a consultant for an additional third year. 

Dr. Chen has been a licensed clinician since 2008, working to help clients in different settings.  In addition to private practice, Dr. Chen has been a staff psychologist in a medical group working with adults and older adults in outpatient and inpatient settings.  She has also coordinated mental health services for a private college and served as adjunct psychology faculty.  Currently, Dr. Chen serves as a Board Member on the San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association.




Depression & Anxiety

Women’s Issues

Life Transitions

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2810 East Del Mar Blvd. #7

                  Pasadena, Ca 91107