Chao Zhao MA, Registered Associate MFT
Supervised by Dr. Rossana Sida
Relationship, Sex & Art Therapy

After graduating from Beijing University of Technology in Marketing and Management, she established a successful career in financial planning. Time after time, Chao witnessed her clients' emotional struggles that were preventing them from reaching their financial goals and found that reaching those goals did not bring them the happiness they had longed for. Therefore, she made a courageous decision to journey from the other side of the globe to California to look for meaningful ways to support her clients and others. 

Chao found herself drawn to art therapy and psychology. She received her Master of Arts degree in Marital and Family Therapy with specialized training in Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University. Chao has worked with children, youths, adults, and families to utilize art therapy in traditional talk therapy sessions to find their personal strengths, overcome difficulties in life, and develop better professional and personal relationships

In this journey, she has witnessed countless magical and powerful healing moments in sessions with her clients, and through this process, she has experienced tremendous personal growth and fulfillment. She cannot use words to describe the power of healing but she can share it with you!

Individual Therapy
Feeling unattached to yourself, your loved ones, or your friends? Maybe we can find a way to look at what is going on inside of your mind? You will be invited to therapy sessions with the comfort of your own. 
  • Family Conflicts
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Peer relationship
  • School Issues
  • Co-worker Conflicts
  • Sexuality & Sex related Issues
  • Trauma
Couple Therapy
Have you felt lost in your relationship and longing for intimate connections? It's time for you and your loved one to find some support from a relationship & sex therapist. Let the expert to listen and witness.
  • Identity strengths 
  • Attachment style
  • Communication skills
  • Social/parenting skills
  • Infidelity
  • Sexuality/Sex orientation
  • Cross-cultural issues
  • Marital/pre-marital counseling
Group Therapy
We offer workshops and group therapy for you to join. Let us know what topic you want to explore or work on. We'll be there for you.
  • Grief and loss
  • Infidelity
  • Learning difficulty
  • Peer relationship
  • Parenting
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse
Simply leave me your name, the best way to reach you, and general reason brings you to therapy.
I will get back to you as soon as possible.
You can reach me at or text at (626) 214-8608
Chao Zhao MA, Registered Associate MFT 126562
Supervised by Dr. Rossana Sida, LMFT 116114
Sessions offered are virtual until further notice.