Dr. Diana Hu

WA PY61086931

You deserve to feel heard and safe as you move towards change. You've been doing the best you can with the skills and resources you have. With your knowledge of yourself and my expertise, we can utilize your strengths effectively, build a stronger understanding of self, and explore new perspectives and tools. Within the room, I'll follow your lead, while holding the ongoing threads.

I strongly believe that progress in therapy happens best when we're on the same page. If you have additional questions or need more information in your decision-making process, please let me know!

Treatment Population and Specialties

I treat primarily young adults and adults. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, life transitions and identity development, relationship issues, and generational cultural differences.

Therapeutic Approach

My style is intentional in drawing from multiple modalities to best suit the client's needs. I have particular experience in evidence-based methods such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I also incorporate Interpersonal Process Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

I do my best to maintain a stance of cultural humility, and strive to learn more about the impacts of various diversity factors.

To learn more about what you may expect in working with me, please go to the Individual Therapy page.

Training and Schooling

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute

I trained in university counseling centers and community mental health, serving primarily young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, anxiety development, and relationship or family concerns.

Doctoral Internship: Wichita State University, part of the Wichita Collaborative Psychology Internship Program

Dissertation: The Effects of Social Support and Acculturation on Disordered Eating and Body Dissatisfaction in Chinese-American women

B.S. in Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle

Professional Affiliations and Contributions

I am a member of the APA, the Asian-American Psychological Association, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences, and the Washington Psychological Association.

I serve as an editor and clinical consultant for Therapy Notebooks, a collection of self-guided journals utilizing research and evidence-based approaches to address a variety of mental health concerns. I also consulted with The Calendula Project, an initiative to destigmatize and share information about mental health with teens and young adults