Chia-Ying Chou, PhD

Psychologist

The San Francisco Center for Compassion-Focused Therapies

465 California Street
San Francisco, California 94104
Phone: 4152340310

Narrative of Services:

The San Francisco Center for Compassion-Focused Therapies is a group practice. All of our clinicians are trained to work with clients with hoarding challenges. We provide individual therapy, couple and family therapy, and group therapy in the context of hoarding. More than half of our clients seek psychotherapy with us because of hoarding-related issues, 30% for symptoms of OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and depression. The majority of our clients have experienced trauma-related psychological challenges.

Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders:

Clients we treat often experience symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Complex PTSD, …etc., besides hoarding.

Training Description:

The San Francisco Center for Compassion-Focused Therapies (SFCompassion) is a hoarding specializing clinic. The director, Dr. Chou is a UCSF-trained specialist in Hoarding Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Chou has worked with hundreds of individuals with hoarding and cluttering challenges. She offers training and supervision to clinicians worldwide on hoarding and Compassion-Focused Therapy, and has published many research papers on hoarding in peer-reviewed journals. SFCompassion provides CBT and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) for hoarding and OCD. We also create public education and self-help information shared through Dr. Chia-Ying Chou’s YouTube channel and #bettertreatmentforhoarding on Instagram and Facebook.

Diversity Statement:

The San Francisco Center for Compassion-Focused Therapies is a group practice. Our clinicians are divers in racial, cultural, and sexual orientation backgrounds. The competency required to work with clients with diverse life experiences and identities is emphasized in our practice. Some of our clinicians are bilingual (English and Mandarin).

Treatment Group:

Compassion-focused Therapy Groups are offered regularly ONLINE at the San Francisco Center for Compassion-Focused Therapies by Chia-Ying Chou, PhD. There are twenty 2-hour long weekly sessions, and a pre- and post-treatment assessment to inform your progress. The fee is $60 for each session with sliding scale available. For registration and questions please contact leo.yoke@sfcompassion.com

Besides group therapy for adults in California experiencing hoarding, we also offer Compassionate-Mind Training workshops worldwide for individuals experiencing hoarding, and those for their loved ones. Find out more about what we offer and self-help resources on sfcompassion.com and #bettertreatmentforhoarding on Instagram and Facebook.