Motoni Fong Hodges

Dr. Motoni Fong Hodges joined Columbia Health in 2015. Prior to Columbia, Motoni taught at Teachers College as a lecturer and adjunct assistant professor. Motoni completed her doctoral internship in counseling psychology at the University of Oregon Counseling Center, a postdoctoral fellowship on feminist psychodynamic psychotherapy at Stony Brook University Wo/Men’s Center, and psychoanalytic training at the William Alanson White Institute.

Motoni’s professional interests include acculturation and marginalization, and working with international students, students of color, and LGBTQ students.


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Ed.M., Harvard University
  • B.A., Reed College

Certifications and Licensure:

  • Licensed to practice psychology in the State of New York
  • Certificate Program in Psychoanalysis, William Alanson White Institute

Professional Experience:

  • Lecturer/Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Counseling Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University

Published Articles:

  • Chung, Y. B., & Katayama, M. (1999).  Ethnic and sexual identity development of Asian-American lesbian and gay adolescents.  Counseling Asian families from a Systems perspective (The Family Psychology and Counseling Series Monograph).  Alexandria, VA:  American Counseling Association.
  • Chung, Y. B., & Katayama, M. (1998).  Ethnic and sexual identity development of Asian-American lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents.  Professional School Counseling, 1(3), 21-25.\
  • Chung, Y. B., & Katayama, M. (1996).  Assessment of sexual orientation in lesbian, gay, & bisexual studies.  Journal of Homosexuality, 30(4), 49-62.

Awards and Honors:

  • Teachers College, Columbia University Outstanding Teaching Award, 2004 recipient.

Languages Spoken:

  • Japanese
  • English