Dr. Cheryl Tien

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Dr. Cheryl Tien (She - Her)

Registered Psychological Associate | PsyD


Hobart Building

San Francisco, California, 94104 United States

Appointments: In Person Online

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How Dr. Cheryl Tien work with Clients

Combined with 12+ years of experience in various clinical, academic, and administrative roles in healthcare, my focus is supporting the healing journies of individuals, couples, and families with a culturally-responsive and trauma-informed lens..

My research background includes: the impact of social media on mental health, technology and mental health; the role of art in healing/recovery, and mental health advocacy and policy. These activities inform how I provide psychotherapy and my clients have appreciated my empathetic, direct approach in integrating cutting-edge scientific discovery with clinical experience and lived experience.

​In addition to psychotherapy, integration and preparation for experiential work, I offer: community mental health workshops and services; psychedelic coaching; business and marketing consultation for new mental health professionals, and student/trainee wellness consultation for training programs. ​

Treatment Approach

My goal as a therapist is to help reduce suffering and help you thrive in the experience of greater joy. I am warm, compassionate, humorous, and recognize that it is a privilege to hold your life story.

I deeply believe that mental suffering does not mean that there is something wrong with a person. Rather, systems of oppression have created impossible environments to allow people to live their full, joyful selves. My therapeutic work supports clients in examining how these systems have impacted clients by exploring deeply held unhelpful thoughts, beliefs, and actions; and identifying tools and strategies to improve wellbeing.

​Trauma (discrimination, generational, developmental, acquired, complex, sexual)

​Relationship issues (communication, setting boundaries, prioritizing yourself, self-care)

​Life transitions(loss/grief, death and dying; career issues)

​Adjustment to medical diagnoses (cancer diagnoses, fertility issues, pregnancy loss or decision-making, chronic pain, accidents, and sports injuries)

​​Problematic substance use

​Psychedelic integration

​Multicultural and Diversity considerations (BIPOC mental health, with speciality in Asian mental health; LGBTQ+, polyamory; gender-affirming care)

Dr. Cheryl Tien Background

Years in practice


School: University of San Francisco

Degree: PsyD Clinical Psychology

License or Certificate Integrative Psychiatry Institute - Certified Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Provider (expected November 2023)

License or Certificate MAPS - MDMA Education (expected November 2023)

Psychedelic Therapy Certification Institutions
  • MAPS
  • Other
HIPAA Compliant or conform to confidentiality agreement/NDA?


Payment & Insurance

Cost per session

$210.00 - $300.00

Accepted forms of payment
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Health Savings Account
Offering financial assistance/scholarship?


Accepting new clients?


Additional Provider Information About Dr. Cheryl Tien

  • Asian
Languages spoken
  • English
More information & resources

Dissertation: The Impact of #MeToo on Reasons for Sexual Assault Disclosure (Linked Here)

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