Asian Family Institute

Chiao-Jung Huang, MA
Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Chiao-Jung Huang is a Board registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern with a M.A. degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from John F. Kennedy University. She did her traineeship at community based therapy centers with adult, family, and children. Currently, she works as a mental health counselor at residential facility and outpatient clinic providing individual therapy, group counseling, case management and collateral therapy services. She is fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese, and English.

Stella Mak, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Stella Mak  received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University.  Stella is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with a bicultural and bilingual background.  She has extensive experience in working in community mental health.  She began as a practicum trainee at Richmond Area Multi-Services Inc. (RAMS) and continued on as a staff counselor. Her experience includes providing individual and family therapy to children and adults.  Her interests include integrating psychoanalytic theory and providing culturally sensitive services. Stella Mak is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.

Aya Sato, ASW
Associate Social Worker

Aya Sato’s desire and intention is to offer you guidance, empowerment, and compassion in your transformative process. She has experience helping people dealing with parenting challenges, early childhood mental health development, family and/or relationship issues, emotional and physical stress, and other mental health related topics. As an early childhood mental health consultant, Aya has worked with children, families, and individuals of different backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and communities. She intends to help people explore insight, reflection, and tools to create opportunities for change, growth, and understanding. Her approach is strengths based, relational, and collaborative; She aims to create a supportive, safe, and non judgmental space in therapy for you. Aya is a graduate of the Masters of Social Work program at Hawaii Pacific University. Aya Sato is fluent in Japanese and English.

Christine Wai, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Christine Wai is a California licensed clinical psychologist with a bicultural and bilingual (Cantonese Chinese) background. She received her Doctor in Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Alliant International University-California School of Professional Psychology in Hong Kong and Masters in Education (Ed.M.) specializing in school counseling from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Wai believes in living fully and freely through a deeper understanding of self. She works with children, adolescents, adults and elderly individuals with compassion and undivided care to improve their quality of life through a collaborative, interactive, and in-depth approach that is fundamentally based on one's curiosity and that integrates cultural sensitivity into clinical practice, psychoanalytic theory and familial conflicts surrounding intercultural and intergenerational differences. Christine Wai is fluent in Cantonese and English.

Maki Yamamoto, MS
Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Maki Yamamoto is committed to providing culturally sensitive services and support to promote positivity and individual wellbeing. She did her traineeship at community based therapy centers, hospital settings, and a non-profit organization, which serves individuals and families impacted by autism spectrum disorders. Prior to her current work, Maki worked as a psychotherapist in a psychiatric department providing psychotherapy and group therapy back in her home country, Japan. She has also worked with young individuals on the autism spectrum and their families in an in-home setting providing behavioral therapy. Currently, she works as a mental health consultant to pre-schools in San Francisco, providing support for children ages 0-5, their families and the school staff. Maki is extremely passionate about working with individuals, families and couples.  She received her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Meiji Gakuin University and her master’s degree in Counseling (Marriage and Family Therapy) from San Diego State University. Maki Yamamoto is fluent in Japanese and English.

Anna Zozulinsky, PhD
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Anna Zozulinsky received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Palo Alto University, with a research emphasis from the Center for Neuroscience in Women’s Health at Stanford School of Medicine. She completed her doctoral internship at RAMS NAAPTC, and trained at multiple community mental health organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Zozulinsky works as a staff psychologist and clinical supervisor at RAMS Adult Outpatient Clinic, Child Youth and Family School-Based Services and Asian Family Institute.

As a trilingual (Russian and Hebrew) and tri-cultural psychologist, Dr. Zozulinsky has a particular interest in identity formation across cultural contexts and immigration-related issues, and is dedicated to provide culturally-sensitive services to adults, children, youth, families and couples. Her approach is rooted in contemporary psychoanalytic theory, is depth-oriented and relational. She strives to create warm and safe relationships with her clients, to promote lasting change through collaboration and reflection.

Dr. Zozulinsky also holds a B.A. degree in Cinema Studies from Tel Aviv University and was trained as a photographer at ICP in NY. She is keenly interested in the intersection between aesthetic experiences, creativity and psychological well-being, and incorporates this sensibility in her clinical work.