Esther Chun, M.A.
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
APCC 4482
Supervisor, Sharon Campbell, M.A.
Marriage Family Therapist
MFC 47603
Hayward: (510) 783-6629 Ext: 3
Fremont: (510) 794-8581

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 EDUCATION:
M.A. Counseling with Emphasis in Mental Health, Palo Alto University
B.A. Philosophy and Religious Studies, Stanford University

 CLIENT POPULATION:
Adults
Couples
Adolescents
Children
Families
Adoptive Families
Blended Families
Clergy
Organizations

 LANGUAGES:
Korean

 SPECIALTIES:
Anxiety
Depression
Grief and Loss
Life Transitions
Marital Therapy
Parenting
Premarital Therapy
Spiritual Issues

 CERTIFICATIONS | MEMBERSHIPS:
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
The International Centre For Excellence In Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)

 ABOUT ESTHER:
Esther is a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC#4482) and a mother of two adolescent boys. She received her M.A. in Counseling with Emphasis in Mental Health from Palo Alto University. Her B.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies is from Stanford University.

Esther enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples on issues including: Anxiety, Anger, Depression, Cross-Cultural issues, Existential issues, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, Spiritual Issues, Premarital Counseling, Couples Counseling, Parenting Issues, and Family issues (i.e., nuclear, blended, multigenerational, multicultural). Her experience as a 1.5 generation Korean American affords her a unique appreciation for the various acculturative issues that impact identity formation and family dynamics. Her ministry experience also makes her passionate about providing counseling support to Christian ministry leaders and their families. Esther is passionate about working with couples and is currently pursuing certification as an Emotion Focused Couples Therapist.

Esther has prior clinical experience at Youth and Family Services, City of Fremont Family Resources Center, providing individual, group, and family therapy to children, adolescents and their families in community based and school based settings. She also has extensive experience working with children, young adults, families and couples through various Christian ministry contexts, including pastoral counseling, mentorship, and leadership in children’s, college, adult, and family ministry.

Esther integrates Attachment Theory, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Existential Theory, Family Systems theory, and Motivational Interviewing into the counseling treatment based on the unique needs of clients.

Esther is passionate about providing a holistic treatment that addresses both the roots and symptoms of psychological distress and incorporates all dimensions of clients’ life experiences into the treatment process. Esther combines empathic focus and a sense of humor to create a warm and relaxing environment, and she loves collaborating with clients to discover creative and positive ways to move forward that are empowering and authentic to who they are.