Mei Zhou is a Marriage & Family Therapist providing care in California. She received her BA from UC Berkeley in Anthropology with an Asian American Studies Minor as well as a Masters in Counselling from Saint Mary’s College of California.
Mei grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area living in a community that was under-resourced and underprivileged. Mental health, therapists, and counselors were almost non-existent in the schools she attended. Mei understands that family of origin, stress, academics, and relationships significantly impacts mental health and sometimes we just need someone to talk to without feeling judged.
What drew her to the mental health field was the internalization of emotions and feelings within cultural and traditional families. Traditionally, Asians are least likely to seek mental health services until things become too severe. She continues to work in the field as a therapist to break down the stigma attached to mental health. As an Asian American therapist, she hopes to inspire others to seek help for themselves.
Mei describes herself as friendly, approachable, curious, and caring. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, and trying new restaurants.
University of California, Berkeley
Ms. Zhou received her BA from UC Berkeley in Anthropology with an Asian American Studies Minor.
I am very pleased to be working with Happier Living. It is very helpful to have both my psychiatrist and psychologist in the same place. They are able to read each other’s notes. I believe this provides me with better care. The office staff is very good. Client Support handles my scheduling, billing and questions.