About me | Marriage Therapist & Counselor in San Jose

A Passion for Helping Others

 I went through some trying times during my high school years. I was so fortunate that there were some counselors who took the time to listen, and help guide me through those difficult years. I could have ended up making some really huge mistakes with big implications. I told myself that I wanted to be that person to others. Since then I’ve made that my life’s mission.


  • BA, Psychology, Minor in Asian American Studies, UCLA, 1997
  • MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, SF State University, 2001
  • MS, School Counseling, SF State University, 2001

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As an undergraduate at UCLA majoring in Psychology, Lia found ways to engage in the world of psychology. She was a teaching assistant for an interpersonal communications class, as well as a research assistant for Asian American Psychology Research projects. She then went on to San Francisco Sate University, completing two master’s degrees in two specializations of therapy, while continuing to teach at SF State and for a local community outreach organization. She interned at three different schools, counseling youth and families from all different backgrounds and socioeconomic levels. During her spare time, she volunteered at her church, spearheading the youth group program, counseling and teaching youth and families.

Work Experience

  • Current: Private Practice and Adjunct Professor, Western Seminary
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Care More, a Wellpoint Company
  • Health Science Research Specialist, Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Palo Alto
  • Addictions Therapist, Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Palo Alto
  • Social Worker/Case Manager, Advent Group Ministries In-Patient Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation
  • Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, Trinity Counseling Center
  • Director of Youth Ministries, Golden Gate Christian Church
  • Upon graduation, she worked as a Director of Youth Programs counseling and teaching over 100 youth and families. She also worked part-time at a low-cost counseling center in Oakland treating clients dealing with drug addiction, abuse and violence. She then worked for an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment program for adolescent girls coming from juvenile hall and child protective services. From there, she worked in a hospital as part of an interdisciplinary medical team on a research project providing therapy for patients with PTSD, Depression and drug and alcohol addiction. She then went on to work at another medical practice traveling to three different sites as a behavioral health therapist on an integrated medical team working with adults with chronic and comorbid health conditions.
  • In her private practice, Lia focuses on adolescents and adults from a diverse range of backgrounds. She is also an adjunct graduate professor for other therapists in training at Western Seminary.
  • In her spare time, Lia continues to volunteer at her church, leading and counseling teenagers, young adults and their families.


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (IMF 48711)


Clinical member: California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Lia is currently accepting new clients. Lia Huynh, MFT
545 Los Coches St. Suite112
Milpitas CA 95035
(408) 599-1413

Counselor and Psychotherapist serving the Milpitas, San Jose and Fremont areas

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