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Stephen Wong, PhD, LMFT


Adjunct Faculty


MA Counseling


Stephen is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and holds a California credential in school counseling. He has over 15 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist working in various settings such as community mental health agencies, hospitals, non-profit organizations, public schools, and private practice. He had worked and served the community in various roles: Clinical Supervisor, Psychiatric emergency team clinician, School Counselor, Board member of a Non-governmental organization (NGO), and a Private Practitioner.

Stephen spent his childhood in Hong Kong, a British colony. Stephen had participated and led many international humanitarian trips such as earthquake disaster relief in China and orphanages assistance in India. His multicultural experiences have fostered a passion for multicultural issues in counseling, which led to completing his doctorate dissertation on the topic of Sources of Psychological Support for East Asian’s Reporting Mental Illness.

Stephen received his B.A.s from the University of California, Los Angeles, his M.Div from International Theological Seminary, his M.S. Counseling from California State University, Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. from Oregon State University. 

Currently, he maintains a private practice in Irvine, CA and Brea, CA. His practice has a strong base of counseling experience working with adults in a wide variety of settings. Specialty area includes assisting clients with marital issues, anxiety, depression, cultural differences, spirituality, self-esteem, coping with bipolar disorder, general mood disorders, and various personality disorders.