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Why Did You Become a Therapist?

Becoming a Therapist is not the typical Asian American career. I was lucky enough that I was naive enough to follow my dreams despite all the potential impracticalities. It wasn’t easy but I know for sure that this was what I was meant to do. I felt so privileged to be doing something I love and also be able to make a living. I shared about my journey in this interview. Check it out!

I attended UCLA and San Francisco University where I finished my master’s program in two and a half years with a dual master’s degree in Marriage Family Therapy and School Counseling. I see a large range of clients, for many reasons including couples counseling, marriage counseling, relationship therapy and as well as working as a Marriage Therapist for varying scenarios. I feel that as a therapist that it’s most important to BE a Therapist versus just Doing therapy.

I am often asked how I became interested in becoming a Marriage Therapist and for me, My First inspiration was my mother. She was a great listener as well as a bartender where she gave a lot of free counseling. From a young age, I would be the person everyone would come to for advice or talk about problems. I remember a privileged feeling I would get whenever someone let me into their lives.

Lia Huynh, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Life Coach. She specializes in couples counseling and Christian counseling for those in the San Jose bay area. For those outsides of her immediate area, she is available for online sessions or coaching. San Jose, LMFT Lia Huynh, LMFT 545 Los Coches St #112, Milpitas, CA 95035 United States (US) Phone: (408) 599-1413 Serving the San Jose, Milpitas, and Fremont area.

To learn more about what I do as a Family Therapist, Visit My Youtube and Facebook for more information on how I can help you with your needs.

Lia Huynh San Jose and Milpitas


My life’s work is helping individuals and couples get better. I help couples restore their sense of togetherness by rediscovering their strengths as individuals, and their collective strength as a duo. And I help my individual clients to negotiate the sources of depression and anxiety, while moving them gently toward feeling a deeper sense of connection with their world. This is all done through our counseling and therapy together. 


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