California Licensed Psychologist 17287

Elayne Chou, Ph.D.

Personal Growth

Who am I?  What do I want for my life?  How can I accomplish my desired life goals and dreams?  How can I feel more whole, strong, unique, and fulfilled?  How can I have more fulfilling relationships?  How do I realize my full potential? 


These are just some of the questions that bring people to me.  I am passionate about working with clients as they grow emotionally and find more fulfillment, joy, and vitality in their lives. 


I work with individual adults and couples on issues of personal growth that center around leadership development.  All of us have the potential to develop leadership qualities that can help us feel more in control of our own lives and that can bring more fulfillment to our relationships.  These leadership qualities might include: 

  • Developing appropriate assertiveness in your communication style
  • Learning how to build and maintain quality relationships with people in your life
  • Clarifying your most important life values and aligning your actions with your values
  • Learning to manage your emotions
  • Understanding cultural differences
  • Tapping into your inner wisdom to help guide you in important life decisions
  • Developing your emotional intelligence


In addition, I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults of color, with a particular emphasis on working with Asian-Americans.  I help young people who are learning to authentically express their identities.  Our work may focus on issues such as:  

  • Ethnic or racial identity
  • Cultural values
  • Asian adoptee identity
  • Managing conflict with parents or family
  • Navigating friendships and dating relationships
  • Deciding what to study in school
  • Managing stress


Empowering clients to create fulfilling and thriving lives and careers