Stanley Kuo

Director, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

LMFT #100408


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Note: I'm a.k.a. Syhy-shiaw Kuo. My license is governed by the California Board of Behavioral Science

By looking at a caterpillar, nothing in it tells us that it's going to be a butterfly. Sometimes it's also hard to imagine that our life transforming is possible, though it actually can happen. Just like the transformation of a caterpillar can occur, with patience and perseverance, in a safe and warm cocoon, our life transformation can also begin in a safe, supportive and psychotherapeutic relationship. 

Life is tough! Suffering and pain are inevitable; yet misery is optional! With your willingness as well as my passion and professional training, we can work together to make each setback in your life to become a setup for growth and transformation. 

As an overseas-born Asian American, I'm familiar with both cultures and fluent in English and Chinese. I was an engineer and manager at AT&T Bell Labs and Apple Inc. for 20+ years. My wife and I have raised three adult children. I fully understand the challenges that people are facing in this fast paced, stressful and polarized modern society.

I have been actively involved in church and community caring ministries, serving as a lay counselor and leader in children, youth and family ministries as well as in a Boy Scout troop. In addition, my wife and I founded and operate a preschool, where I serve as the school counselor helping students and parents to build strong and loving family relationships.

I received my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary. I'm also certified with a few reputed therapeutic modalities whose clinical effectiveness is validated via evidence-based research. 

Credentiality is important, yet love is essential. I prayerfully hope that I can make a difference in people's lives by genuinely caring and supporting them while they go through peaks and valleys in their life journey.

You are welcome to call me to make an appointment

毛毛蟲變蝴蝶,是個看似自然,卻又神奇而不可思議的變化!沒見過這樣奇妙蛻變的人,絕對不能置信 ,那麼醜陋,人見人嫌的毛毛蟲,怎能變成五彩繽紛,輕盈曼妙的蝴蝶呢?人生是艱困的!苦難和傷痛似乎在所難免。然而,人生的轉化,正如毛毛蟲一般,只要給予足夠的支持,耐心,和毅力,奇妙的改變,就會發生!只要你願意,我會竭誠地,用我的熱忱和專業技能,在一個安全而溫馨的氛圍中,陪你走過生命的低谷,讓每個危機,成為你成長的轉機,就如毛毛蟲變蝴蝶,那樣奇妙的驚喜!

我畢業於國立台灣大學土木工程學系畢業,並從新澤西州立大學,取得電機工程博士學位。之後我曾任職工程師和研發部經理,在AT&T的貝爾實驗室,和蘋果電腦公司,服務超過20年。在我的職業生涯,婚姻生活和養育三個兒子的苦與樂中,我學習到了許多寶貴的人生功課。同時我也發現我對服務人群,越來越有熱忱!經過許多的思考和探索後,我轉換了人生的跑道。 進入Western Seminary 取得家庭婚姻治療的碩士學位,並成為領有加州執照的心理治療師。諮詢的內容涵蓋,職業生涯規劃,個人,家庭和婚姻方面的需要等。


雖然專業的資歷很重要,但 “真誠的關注” 是更不能少的!我深切地祈盼,我可以藉著專業的知識,不斷的鼓勵和神的恩典,陪伴有需要的人,走過人生中的高山和低谷,讓他們的生命繽紛絢爛,正如彩蝶一般!