Sharon Chada, Ph.D.
SUGAR LAND, Texas 77478-3542
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- Personality Disorders
- Women's Issues
About My Practice
I specialize in working with people who are depressed and/or anxious. Such mood disorders may occur as a direct response to a traumatic experience, the accumulation of many stressful events, or be a lifelong experience.
Often I work with individuals who feel empty or stuck in their personal lives, and unsure of whom they are except how other people define them. I refer to this as an “identity disorder” typically developed by formative years spent defensively calibrating their day to day reactions to significant others who had the power to hurt, bully or shame them. These individuals often feel like a “fake” whose outward success (family, career) masks their internal unhappiness.
Many patients call me with a cultural inquiry. Although my last name is Asian, I am not. However, I married into an Asian family and have been immersed in the culture for 29 years. I am knowledgeable about many Asian cultures, and have a particular interest in working with 1st generation Asian-Americans who are sometimes “caught between cultures” trying to find their own personal formula for merging their Eastern and Western sensibilities and obligations.
I am also quite comfortable and well-grounded in a few areas that are less common than depression and anxiety and worth mentioning. These include people with psychotic disorders, people with Asperger’s disorder, and people with gender identity disorders. I am also conversant in and respectful of issues that make me a GLBT-friendly therapist.
My other area of expertise falls mainly within psychiatric diagnostic testing, pediatric and adult ADHD, personality testing, memory testing, functional living skills, and disorders of childhood. I give many but by no means all forms of neuropsychological tests. I also administer intelligence and achievement tests, for individuals wishing to know more about their intellectual strengths and weaknesses, and their achievement to intellectual potential ratio.
Years in Practice
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Alliant University
M.A. Clinical Psychology Alliant University
B.A. Psychology U.C.L.A.
President, Fort Bend Psychological Association
Credentialed by National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology
Member, American Psychoanalytic Associaton
Member, American Psychological Association
Accepting New Clients
Out of network PPO provider for many