Eugenie Hsu, Ph.D


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Eugenie Hsu, Ph.D

Eugenie Hsu is a licensed psychologist and retired in 2021 after working on staff at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center in adult psychiatry since 1994. Since retiring from Kaiser, Eugenie maintains a private practice where she specializes in treating survivors of trauma. Eugenie has a B.A in Psychology from the University of California in Davis and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. 

Eugenie is married and a mother to two older teen children. After her son was diagnosed and treated for a craniopharyngioma brain tumor when he was 8, Eugenie became focused upon finding solutions and treatments to improve his and other survivors’ quality of life. In 2016, she conducted an experimental treatment on her son using the neurohormone, oxytocin; subsequently, she chronicled their experiences in a widely-read blog (Hope for HO) and the successful treatment resulted in her publishing a case report in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Eugenie lives by her belief that patient-caregiver advocates can advance science and innovations to improve patients’ health and quality of life.

In her free time, Eugenie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, writing, drawing, producing music festivals, choral singing and playing bass in her band, and working on brain tumor advocacy for the RAWF. Eugenie likes to think of herself as someone who turns problems into projects and who enjoys “herding fun.” Eugenie lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area in Albany, California.