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Outreach Director; SLED Instructor; Liaison to Asian American Activities Center (A3C)

Helen Hsu, PsyD



Helen is Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Director of Outreach and a lecturer at Stanford University. She is President-elect of the American Psychological Association Div. 45 (Society for the Study of Race, Culture and Ethnicity) a past president of the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA). Helen is a bi-cultural and  bi-lingual clinician, whose career  has focused on intersectional diverse communities, mentorship of emerging leaders, culturally responsive mental health practices,  and grief work. Inspired by students and the Stanford Grief Gathering team, she created  the “Art of Grief Course” She also co-teaches Asian American Psychological Perspectives on Wellness winter quarter (PSY19262). Helen relies on outdoor time, activism with like minded folks, great books and good eats for self-preservation. She will happily provide plant cuttings and snacks to all who may want them.


PsyD in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University; BA in Psychology, minor in Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Professional Affiliations/Certifications

Asian American Psychological Association, President; American Psychological Association; APA Minority Fellowship Program -Training Advisory Committee

Professional Interests

Anxiety and mood disorders, identity development, SOGE affirmative therapy, clinical supervision, multi-cultural and feminist psychology, mind-body health and wellness, community engagement and mental health consumer/family empowerment.