Counseling Program Faculty

Bowbay Liang-Hua Feng, MA, LMFT
Part-Time Faculty
Pronouns: she/her

BA Religion and International Relations - Smith College, 1995
MA Counseling Psychology - The Wright Institute, 2013

Professor Feng is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has worked in community mental health and has extensive clinical experience working with children, adolescents, schools, families, elders and adults. She currently has a private practice in Berkeley and also teaches at the University of San Francisco in the MA Counseling Program.

Professor Feng comes from a multicultural background and has traveled and lived internationally. She incorporates multicultural awareness and issues of diversity in teaching and practice. She recently co-presented an interactive workshop at the AAMFT-CA Annual Conference regarding working with multi-ethnic and biracial clients: "On the Experience of Being Mixed: A Juxtaposition of Pride and Shame".

Professor Feng brings over 20 years of experience in mindfulness, meditation, and martial arts, including living and studying in India cumulatively for over seven years and teaching meditation internationally. Professor Feng is client-centered. She has a practice built on collaborative self-empowerment and helping people through complex trauma, transitions, relationships, depression, anxiety, grief and quality of life issues. Professor Feng uses an integrative approach including neuroscience, Narrative and Solution-Focused therapy, and is also trained in EMDR (Eye Motion Desensitization Reprocessing), Mindfulness Therapy, Internal Family Systems, extensive training in trauma and suicide prevention and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy).

Her passion for this work has led her to present at conferences, facilitate groups, and workshops, as well as consult and provide trainings in non-profits and businesses in mindfulness, communication, conflict resolution, distress tolerance, interpersonal relationships, and multicultural awareness.

In her free time, Professor Feng enjoys being in nature, meditation, dancing, and travel. She also offers pro bono trainings for volunteers and counselors at non-profit community mental health agencies such as Crisis Support Services of Alameda and RAMS: A Comprehensive Mental Health Services Agency in San Francisco.

Professional Memberships
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
Association for Play Therapy (APT)

Family Therapy II: Postmodern Theory
Individual & Family Development
Family Violence & Protection
Aging & Long Term Care
Crisis, Disaster & Trauma
Couples Counseling