Loong Kwok, PsyD (he/him/his)
Dr. Loong Kwok is a licensed clinical psychologist, who works with children, teens, adults, and families. He believes in the uniqueness of each person’s experience, and in the value even of bad habits. Therapeutically, Dr. Kwok is interested in helping people understand and integrate different identities, with the goal of empowering them through greater self-cohesion and flexibility. He has written, presented, and taught classes on the influence of culture and ethnicity on identity, both locally and nationally. Currently, he’s exploring identities and meanings born out of “low culture,” artistic and creative genres that aren’t fully mainstream, such as comic books, video games, and animation.
Dr. Kwok received his graduate degree at the California School of Professional Psychology. He completed his pre-doctoral training at the California Pacific Medical Center, where he learned to work with depression, anxiety, as well as sexual and relationship issues. His postdoctoral work was done at the California College of the Arts, where he worked with artists and designers around the creative process (in addition to depression, anxiety, sexuality, and relationship issues). He worked for 5 years as a school-based therapist with middle and high school students through Richmond Area Multi-Services, and now serves as the Director of Child Services at the Access Institute.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Kwok is an active member of the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. He is on the Editorial Committee of fort da, the journal for NCSPP. He is also part of the Neuropsychoanalysis Committee of the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, which works to integrate psychoanalytic theory with the latest research in neuroscience.