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There are seven things Dr. Chu is passionate about….
Dr. Chu was born in Hong Kong, China and moved to the United States when she was 13 years old. She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, and English fluently. Dr. Chu is trained in a number of evidence based treatment modalities. She received training in the following areas: Integrated Substance Abuse Programs at UCLA, 9 months advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT) and intensive 3 days training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) & Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) with Dr. Lynn McFarr (the Director of the Cognitive Behavioral/Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic, Former Interim Training Director/Chief of Psychology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center) at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, advanced training in CBT for children at Kaiser Permanente, psychological assessments/intervention services training for children at Children Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), forensic psychological evaluations at LAC+USC Medical Center and completed (USC/UCEDD APA Internship Didactics) at CHLA.
Dr. Chu has over 10 years of clinical experience and is skilled in treating a wide range of psychological and neuropsychological disorders. Dr. Chu has completed more than 4000 hours of supervised post-doctoral fellowship training in behavioral medicine at Ibemed, a Professional Psychological Corporation (practicing at Healthpointe medical clinics). She participated in trainings and completed NAPPP’s continuing education (physiology, pharmacology, neuropsychological evaluation, and medical psychology). She completed multiple complex neurocognitive evaluations and was actively involved in The Functional Restoration Program during her fellowship. She worked collaboratively with Qualified Medical Examiners including neurosurgeons, chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, etc., to provide integrated behavioral medicine services (interdisciplinary biopsychosoical approach/biofeedback) to patients who were involved in workers compensation injury and forensic personal injury throughout Southern California. She also reviewed forensic evaluations (AOE/COE) and Psych/medical QME reports. She attended consultation meetings with neurosurgery team to discuss treatment options for TBI patients including structured neuro-rehabilitation program, vestibular therapy, etc.
Dr. Chu has worked in a variety of settings:
Dr. Chu has served as a CSW at Department Children and Family Services and a psych extern at Los Angeles County-Department of Mental Health, Long Beach Mental Adult Program. At LAC-DMH-LBMHC, she worked collaboratively with UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellows to provide care for co-occurring disorders patients in an integrative behavioral health model setting. She was directly supervised by Lee M. Gomberg, Ph.D, Clinical supervisor for the Harbor UCLA Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program.
Dr. Chu has served as a pre-doctoral Intern in clinical psychology at Pasadena City College Counseling Department and VIP’s forensic Urgent Care Center, LAC-USC Medical Center (Out Patient Department).
Dr. Chu has served as medical social worker at different home health care and hospice care settings.
Dr. Chu’s areas of psychological expertise include:
During her free time, Dr. Chu likes to swim and follow a healthy lifestyle including healthy diet and self-care routines.
Dr. Chu received her B.A. and MSW at California State University, Los Angeles. To further pursue her study, she attended Pepperdine University, to obtain a second master's degree in Clinical Psychology. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
In addition to providing therapy, Dr. Chu has been selected to participate as a trainer for the Mental Health Clergy Academy for the Los Angeles County-Department of Mental Health Office of the Director /Community and Government Relations Division since 2015.
London study aboard in Tavistock and Portman Clinic in London, United Kingdom
(Tavistock Training ‘The Tavistock Model of Work Discussion Groups & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy”)
Trainer: Trudy Klauber, Ph.D., Dean of Postgraduate Studies; Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust and Emil Jackson, Ph.D., Head of Psychotherapy of the Adolescent Department, Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust
Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology
Los Angeles County Psychology Association
National Association of Social Workers
National Federation of Neuro Linguistic Programming
National Association of Professional Psychology Providers (NAPPP)
The Northern California Association of Pain Psychologists (NCAPP)
Licensure and Certification:
Psychological Assistant, Registration #: PSB94021692
Dr. Chu is currently working under the supervision of Dr. Warrington, licensed psychologist (CA PSY20819)
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, California Graduate Institute now the Chicago School of Professional Psychology
M.A. Psychology, California Graduate Institute
B.D. (Bachelor of Divinity), London University, U.K.
B.A. English and American Literature. University of Kent in Canterbury, U.K.
Licensure and Certification:
Clinical Psychology, State of California License number: PSY20819
Qualified Medical Evaluator for Workers' Compensation
CAMS-II (Certified Anger Management Specialist-II).
American Psychological Association (APA)
California Psychological Association (CPA)
San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association (SGVPA)
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
San Gabriel Valley CAMFT
East San Gabriel Valley Mental Health Professionals Association
There are five things Dr. Warrington is passionate about...
Dr. Warrington is a native of England and hold dual British and U.S. citizenship having lived in the United States for over twenty years during which time he has gained considerable experience working with young people in colleges and high schools as well as an adult population. he has a Master’s and Doctoral degree in clinical psychology as well as degrees in Divinity and English Literature.
His areas of specialty include anxiety and mood disorder (including bipolar disorder), therapy with teens and adolescents, working with the gender and sexual identity and issues involving spiritual and religious matters, especially religious trauma.
It is essential that you have a good fit with your therapist. If, when you call, you think he might be right for you he offers you a free face-to-face consultation for you to get a feel for how you might work together. If it is not a good fit he will try to refer you to someone with whom you feel more comfortable and who might meet your needs more perfectly.
There are many different approaches to psychotherapy. Certain disorders have been shown to have greater success with particular techniques. Dr. Warrington draws upon my own theoretical orientation which is fundamentally psychodynamic and relational. This means that I conceive of psychological issues from the perspective of gaining insight into patterns of behavior which, while they may have served us in the past, now prevent us from moving on to be the best that we can be. However, the methodology used will vary from patient to patient depending upon the presenting issues. Treatment is tailored to meet the particular needs of the individual in therapy. Sometimes this will require behavior management, sometimes working with the persons thought processes (cognitive therapy), sometimes it involves coming to terms with ones emotions and sometimes it will mean interpreting unconscious motivations. If you have any particular questions relating to methodology please feel free to address them with him during the assessment phase.
Dr. Warrington is a Certified Anger Management Specialist and a Qualified Medical Evaluator for Worker's Compensation and provide psychological assessment and treatment of injured workers. He would love to talk to you and help you find what you are looking for, even if it is not with him.