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Psychological Services

Meet Our Therapists and Staff



De Anza College Psychological Services is staffed by therapists from Bay Area Clinical Psychology Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs. These practicum interns are supervised by Dr. Siew Kuek, Psy.D.



Ashley Elefant Baratz, M.S. Ashley

Ashley received her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University. She is working on her doctorate degree and her research focuses on reducing barriers to care for Latinos with depression. Her primary clinical interests include community mental health and working with transitional age youth. She is experienced in providing therapy to those with depression, anxiety, trauma, and more. She previously trained at CHAC in Mountain View, CA. Ashley has centered much of her development as a therapist on cultural competency and enjoys working with students from diverse cultural backgrounds. In addition, she is fluent in Spanish and has several years of experience working with Latino students.




Vanessa Ma, M.S.  Vanessa

Vanessa Ma is a fourth year student, working on her Ph.D. at Palo Alto University.  She is a therapist at De Anza College Psych Services, and works as a clinical research assistant at Palo Alto VA. In her studies, she focuses on trauma, and she is interested in research and treatment of trauma, resilience, coping, and stress among the adult population. She enjoys working with community college students.


Jung-Ho Ryu

Bio Coming Soon







Siew Jolin Kuek, Psy.D  Siew

Dr. Kuek is a licensed clinician who is a Chinese diaspora, native to Singapore. She earned her doctoral degree from the Wright Institute in Berkeley.

Decidedly psychodynamic in orientation, her interest is in community mental health, contemporary thinking and practices in psychoanalysis, and in contributing to the development of clinical practices across cultures and across borders.










Psychological Services

Phone: (408) 864-8868
Building: Registration & Student Services, Rm 127 (round the corner from the college Bookstore)
Contact: Siew Kuek


Last Updated: 9/28/16