Asian Family Institute

Asian Family Institute (AFI) is a program of Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. The program provides culturally competent, mental health services with an emphasis on serving the Asian and Pacific Islander Community.

Asian Family Institute offers the following services:


  • Our therapists provide culturally sensitive and responsive psychotherapy to adults, children, and families in the treatment of the following areas:
    • Emotional Difficulties: Anxiety, Depression, Post-traumatic stress
    • Behavioral Issues: ADHD, Oppositional behaviors
    • Cultural-Related Stress: Immigration stress, issues regarding cultural identity, Intercultural/Intergenerational communication difficulties
    • Self-esteem issues
    • Grief and Loss
    • Life Transitions
    • Career-related transition and stress
    • Self-exploration

  • Psychological Testing and Assessment

  • Our psychologist can conduct an evaluation for adults and children, which is more in-depth than an office visit. Psychological testing and assessments may be recommended to further support mental health providers in arriving at a diagnosis by identifying issues such as learning needs and behavioral and emotional challenges (e.g. Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders) as well as informing treatment planning by determining strategies on how to best support the individual.

Staff Bios

Stella Mak, LMFT Aya Sato, ASW Maki Yamamoto, MS
Anna Zozulinsky, PhD Christine Wai, PsyD

The AFI multi-disciplinary team includes the fields of psychology, marriage & family therapy, clinical social work, and acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Medicine with diverse cultural backgrounds. Services can be provided in English, Cantonese, and/or Mandarin. Your information will be kept CONFIDENTIAL, as required by law.

Call us to schedule an Intake: 415-668-5998 ext. 26

Days and Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
By appointment only

Address: Phone: Fax:
4020 Balboa Street   San Francisco, CA 94121 (415) 668-5998 (415) 668-5996