L. Josephine Cheung, LCSW


1309 S Mary Ave

Ste 208

Sunnyvale, CA 94087

LCS:: 13879
Open Today 9:00AM - 7:00PM


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2 months ago
Helpful Recovery from Traumatic Experience
A year and a half after the traumatic birth of my daughter I was still experiencing intense flashbacks and having trouble sleeping. I couldn't even look at pictures of my daughter as a newborn without getting upset. I decided to go see a therapist and am so glad I found Josephine! After only a couple sessions I was able to think of those days without crying and getting upset. Josephine guided me through a process of thinking about the experience and focusing on the feelings it brought up. It worked wonders for me. I can feel my body is holding less stress and I'm able to enjoy memories of early motherhood now. Josephine is direct in her approach, and I really appreciated being able to get to the root of my issues and work through them in such a focused way. Thank you so much for your help, Josephine!
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5 months ago
Real Results
I began seeing Josephine a few months ago to address issues that might be preventing me from sleeping, which I assumed was anxiety. Through speaking with her, I discovered that in addition to anxiety, I was suffering from almost two decades of untreated PTSD resulting from a childhood trauma. Her unique method of trauma cleansing has helped reduce my trauma responses significantly. As for my anxiety, I suffer from anxiety with excessive fear. I didn't realize this before therapy, but I was expending an enormous amount of energy overanalyzing day-to-day situations because of my excessive fear. It had just become second nature, so I didn't even realize I was doing it. After meeting with Josephine for about 2 months, I noticed a significant increase in my energy level because she helped me get control of those anxious urges. I was so pleasantly surprised at how quickly I began to notice results, real results! And now, most nights, I can just fall asleep when I go to bed. It is an incredible feeling, after years and years of restless nights. I am thankful to have met Josephine, and I recommend her to anyone seeking real changes!
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6 months ago
High Quality Service
After meeting with Josephine only a couple times, I have seen signifcant change that I have been looking for for a long time. For many years I tried to tackle PTSD alone but I am so glad I finally reached out for support. For a while I was unsure if anyone could help me get past the things I have experienced but Josephine has been such an amazing person to share my journey with and I couldn’t have asked for a better helping hand. She knows exactly what to ask and is able to help me find different ways to clear the trauma from my mind. I am beyond thankful for her. If you come across Josephine, don’t hesitate to see her.. she truly has changed my life in just a small amount of time.
8 months ago
Trauma discovery
I suffered from two episodes of breast cancer. After second episode, I developed PTSD and began having flashbacks from my whole life. I developed anxiety and depression. Going to Josephine for therapy I discovered I had deep rooted trauma from an abusive father where I experienced seeing brutal abuse of younger siblings and mother during childhood. I was in shock and learned at a young age I couldn't speak out at abuse I witnessed for fear of being hurt myself. I was molested by father which broke my trust with men. I always had a inner inflammation of my throat around voice box and felt constrained my whole life when speaking. Josephine reduced drastically my flashbacks, and showed me techniques to use when one would come back. My anxiety is gone and depression is no longer stopping me from living my life to fullest. I can't tell you how amazed I was to discover the buried hidden fear of my voice suppression and buried anger and it was like opening a door into sunlight. Her technique is amazing and helped me so much to open myself up to deal with day to day living experiences. I was amazed how the tools and techniques of breathing etc. worked and each session I slowly learned to peel back like an onion the layers of events that caused my PTSD. Josephine knows how to ask the right questions that led me to discover the real issues. I am so thankful I found Josephine and highly recommend her. Treatment for trauma should not be feared but sought out for healing. Go to Josephine and you learn how to live a fuller life.
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8 months ago
Life Changing!
Josephine was always very courteous, and was curious and didn't judge my situations through the process. One of the main points she helped me with was a traumatic experience I had with a dog having attacked me years ago. Josephine helped me overcome the experience and not be taken to a bad place: or to be able to get myself out if I find myself wondering to one.
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9 months ago
Friendly and professional
Josephine was great in helping me control my anxiety. She managed to figure out what caused it, and how to fix it within a few sessions. She’s sympathetic, but also direct when she needed to be which really helped me acknowledge my problems. For my anxiety, she taught me a wonderful breathing technique that helped me relax and let go of any negative thoughts.
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1 year ago
Practical advice and guidance for those choosing a cognitive behavioral therapy approach
Josephine was very helpful to me while I was in the midst of my divorce. Her advice helped give me courage to make progress, and insights into the self destructive behaviors I was exhibiting. She listened with empathy, but also knew when to stop me from talking too much (without purpose). She was uplifting when she needed to be, and straightforward with me when I needed correction. She even used personal experiences and role playing to help me understand better ways of behavior and thinking. She helped me get being my fears of regret and to take definitive action toward securing my own happiness. As a bonus, she understood the nuances of the Japanese culture in my marriage.
1 year ago
Compassionate, insightful, and extremely pragmatic
Josephine was a beacon of light through the hardest year of my life: my active father being crippled by a degenerative disease setting off a family crisis and the final chapter to a difficult marriage. To say I was struggling was an understatement. I was a puddle of raw emotions by the time I sought her help. Josephine gently but firmly guided me step by step out of what felt like insurmountable grief. She's helped identify so many blindspot... her insightful listening is invaluable. From professional challenges to family conflict, talking with Josephine was so helpful in building the ability to identify and then resolve the crux of the problems.
1 year ago
Josephine is a wonderful person very warm welcoming and caring.I went one day to our session with a lower back pain and told her about it since she asked me how my week has been I told her about my accident so she made me sit in a confortable position she asked me to close my eyes and to focus on the pain to find the pain and focus on it so I did we did this several times and for my amazement the pain was gone. I was in like a trans and when I focused on the pain it felt warm then just like that it went away. Till this day I'm thankful because i haven't felt any pain since she's great !! She has very good and positive energy that you can feel when you meet her!! Thank you so much !!! I always look forward to our sessions !!
1 year ago
Miraculous transformation to De-stress
I am so very grateful that I found Josephine Laihin Cheung and my miraculous transformation that she led me to take control of my life again and to be the master of my brain again! I was going through a rough patch in life, I lost my father, my mom and then my sister in law subsequently from 2015 to 2017. At the same time, I was going through a stressful marriage, unable to focus on life and enjoy the little things that once brought me happiness and peace. To the outside world, I was struggling with emotional pains and they really made me sick every day. My brain body and spirit were in conflict with each other. While my spirit screamed to get out of my body, my brain forced it to stay back in. Before all of this happened I was this happy stress free person who always had my mind under my control walking away from fights rarely losing my temper. I had become emotionally dependent on my spouse after my parents passed away. Every time he did something that disturbed me, I was breaking down uncontrollably. I was getting disturbed by a lot of things he did. In fact so much so that my only options were either to walk away from my marriage or to kill myself. There was one emotional incident in my life that had made me so numb, motionless and unable to connect with my surroundings. It was as if my brain had shut down feelings to protect me. I still cannot recall the next few days. Apparently I must have been at work , drove myself back home ate and slept because I had gone into a deep shock , I was deprived of any feelings or sensation. I had finally fallen over the cliff into this deep valley of depression. By the time I went to see Josephine for marital counseling with my spouse, I was deeply distressed, emotionally exhausted and as she would call it all over the place. She had to be so very patient with both of us trying to connect us together getting deep into our minds to focus on what the issue was. She had separate counseling sessions for us and also joint ones. She was patient, a good listener and gave us simple tasks to do to connect as a couple again. About two weeks back, I went in for my session alone, in tears, unable to breathe, panic stricken, and could not even express what was going through my mind. Josephine asked me to sit down close my eyes and connect with my feelings and the pain I was going through. She asked me to close my eyes and guided my mind to the incident that had happened that several months ago that had caused me deep distress. I could see it being replayed in my head. I felt chest pain and stress headache. After a few minutes she would ask me to open my eyes and tell her how I felt. This kept going on several minutes. I had not even realized that I was not crying anymore, I was calmer and each time I met sadness head on I felt this strange feeling of being in control of my mind again. Josephine connected with my grief anger and frustration head on and asked me to focus on the feeling till it went away, till I felt no more pain in any part of my body. I was transforming right in front of her. It was miraculous what had happened. I cannot even express in words what happened during that session. I got my smile back, my composure my confidence all in a few minutes! I am once more the master of my mind, able to control it the way I want! A great counselor will be able to get into your mind and find out exactly what is going on and what can be done about it. They will guide your mind to liberation. Josephine restored my emotional sanity for me through psychoanalysis and therapy. She still trains my mind to tackle disturbing sessions head on, on how to say no to things and people that disturbs my sanity and more importantly she helped me regain my mental strength. She made me realize that I have my own personal space at all times and it is my basic right to protect it. I am the one who controls my mind and my feelings. I have gained the strength to tackle issues head on. I am writing this because it might help someone out there who might be going through a similar situation as mine. I very highly recommend and trust Josephine after all she is the one who restored the life back in me!