Tatum Phan, Ph.D.

Tatum Phan

Position Title
Community Counselor

  • Counseling Services

Partner Units

Asian American Studies
Cross Cultural Center


1315 Student Community Center

3103 Hart Hall

Contact Information

These communication methods are intended for staff, faculty, students, and community communications. To make an initial appointment, please send an email to Tatum at tktphan@ucdavis.edu. Students who have already established care with Tatum are advised to use Health-e-Messaging for all communications.

About Me


Ph.D - University of Oregon

About Tatum

Tatum identifies as Vietnamese-American. She grew up in Dayton, Ohio and received her Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. She earned her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Oregon and completed her pre-doctoral internship in psychology and post-doctoral residency at UC Davis. Tatum joined Student Health and Counseling Services as a CAPS Community Counselor in August 2013.

How I Work With Students

When working with students, I use a collaborative and strengths-based approach that integrates Interpersonal theory, the Multicultural Framework and Ecological model. I work with my clients in exploring the multiple systems in which they are embedded in and identifying potential barriers and supports within their cultural contexts. I conceptualize the goals for therapy to include increasing my clients’ self-awareness, coping skills and their overall sense of empowerment.

Professional Interests

Multicultural counseling, social justice issues, identity development, grief and loss, life transitions, stress and wellness, behavioral health and concerns impacting underrepresented and underserved communities (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities and LGBTQ students).