Hoai-Thu Truong, Ph.D.

Hoai-Thu Truong View Specialties


I am licensed as a Psychologist in California (PSY 19960). I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 15 years. I offer individual counseling and psychotherapy to adults.

I view therapy as a collaboration where I am a temporary companion and expert guide on your journey. I tailor my way of working with you to who you are as the client, to what your needs are, and to what suits you as an individual. At times it may be helping you with coping skills to deal with emotions that seem overwhelming. More often we try to address underlying causes of your difficulties, whether they be patterns of relating to others or compromises you have made in the past that allowed you to survive then but are now preventing you from thriving.

My specialties are working with:
  • Silicon Valley professionals - individuals with a scientific or technical background
  • People with multicultural or international perspectives, especially Asian Americans and people whose native tongue is French
  • People for whom spirituality and religious beliefs are very important
My training includes earning a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and a predoctoral internship at the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. Prior to becoming a psychologist I worked as a scientist with 20 years of experience conducting research in academia and the biopharmaceutical industry. I have a B.A. in biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D .in biophysics from Stanford University. I speak fluent French, some German and am familiar with the Vietnamese culture.

I am in in-network mental health provider for Stanford students who have Cardinal Care/MHN insurance coverage.


Dr. Hoai-Thu Truong Reaches

Palo Alto CA