About Dr. Naomi Chao

California Licensed Psychologist, PSY 14523


  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California (USC), August 1994
  • M.S., Counseling and Counselor Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, May 1989
  • B.A., Social Work, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 1987


English and Mandarin Chinese

Clinical Experience

  • Private Practice, March 1994 – Present.
  • Contract Staff Psychologist, University Counseling Services, Cal State Northridge, Jan 2014 – May 2015
  • Contract Staff Psychologist, Student Counseling Services, Cal Lutheran University, Nov 2012 – May 2013
  • Staff Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services, UCLA, Sept 2006 – June 2011
  • Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center, University of California Riverside (UCR), Sept 1994 –August 2006

Licensure & Other Credentials

  • California Clinical Psychologist License, March 1996
  • EMDR Level II training with Andrew Leeds, Ph.D., April 2002
  • Certified Trauma and Addictive Disorders Therapist, The Meadows Institute for Trauma and Addictive Disorders, Feb 2002
  • Certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (Basic), International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Jan 2002
  • Fellow at the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, Association of Music and Imagery, April 2001
  • Completion of Series One to Four Forensic Sciences Program, International College of Professional Psychology and Prescribing Psychologist’s Register, Forensic Division, Dec 2000

Publications & Translations

  • Monthly articles on various mental health issues, published in the “Health & Life Magazine” and the “Catholic Outreach and Faith Magazine.” Both magazines are in Chinese and circulated throughout the U.S. 2000 – 2003
  • Translation (From English to Chinese), John Bradshaw (1995): “Family Secrets: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You.” 1997
  • Translation (From English to Chinese), John Bradshaw (1988) “Bradshaw: On the Family.” 1993

Forensic Experience

Providing Psychological Evaluation and Reports in both Criminal and Civil Cases, including domestic violence, harassment/abuse, PTSD, shoplifting, political asylum, and personal injury, 2005 – Present

Administrative Experience

  • California Board of Psychology Practice Monitor, May 2016 – July 2019
  • University of California, Riverside Counseling Center, Pre-Doctoral Internship Training Director, July 1998 – July 2002; Jan – June 2005 (Interim Director); May – Sept 2000 (Acting Assistant Director)

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, University of California, Riverside, Sept 2002 –June 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association: Member, 1990 – Present
  • Association of Music and Imagery: Fellow, 2000 – 2010
  • Chinese American Professional Society: Board Member, 2004, 2005
  • Chinese American Mental Health Association, Los Angeles, CA: President, 1999, 2000

Chinese Media Contributions

Dr Chao Interview Photo

TV Stations

  • KSCI Channel 18
  • ETTV
  • Phoenix Television

Radio Broadcast

  • KAZN AM 1300
  • Voice of America


  • World Journal
  • Sing Tao Daily