I’m Dennis Hong, and I’m a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT 122355), working under the supervision of Pam Shaffer (LMFT 91321) at Best Self Psych, and Donna Chapman (LMFT 83943) at Donna M Chapman Psychotherapy. I provide therapy to couples and individuals residing in California. I am polyam- and kink-aware, and an LGBTQ+ ally. For Covid safety, I currently offer online therapy only.
First and foremost, I am a practitioner of collaborative therapy. I believe that you are the expert in your own life, and it is not my role to tell you what’s wrong and what to fix. Rather, I am here to listen to you and to help you develop the solutions that work best for you.
My professional focus is on relationships that fall beyond the norms dictated by our society. Perhaps you and your partner decline to check the simplified boxes of “male” or “female.” Perhaps you are exploring consensual non-monogamy. Perhaps your relationship unit is more than a couple. Perhaps you are experimenting with kink or power dynamics. Or perhaps all of the above.
If your relationship preferences are non-conforming or just not labelable, you may face challenges in understanding and acceptance from friends and loved ones, counseling professionals, or maybe even yourself. My goal is to help you manage these challenges coming from the outside while working on and strengthening your relationship from the inside.