William Hoppe, MD


Bill Hoppe is a medical doctor with over 30 years of experience in the practice of psychiatry. He has worked in both private practice and in community mental health centers in the U.S. Bill has been a counselor of cross-cultural workers since 1988. In addition to many short-term trips to the field, he spent 3 years in the Philippines, representing the Counseling Department of Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Since 2003, Bill has lived with his family in Chiang Mai, where he provides care for cross-cultural workers from all over Asia. Bill and his wife, Lea Ann, have five children.


  • Fellowship, Mental Health Research, 1980-1981, Duke University, USA
  • Psychiatry Residency, 1977-1980, Duke University Medical Center, USA
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, 1976-1977, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, USA
  • MD (Medical Doctor), 1976, Creighton University School of Medicine, USA
  • BS (Bachelor of Science) cum laude, 1971, University of California, USA


  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1983
  • Licensed Physician and Surgeon, (since 1983), California, USA

Specialized Training

  • Summer Institute of Linguistics, Counseling Department, Manila, Philippines, 1988-1991
  • Implementing M. Member Care
  • Member Care in Crisis Situations
  • Pastoral Coaching
  • Critical Incident Stress Management

Counseling Interests and Experience

  • Depression and Burnout
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar (Manic-Depressive) Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Trauma Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Emotional Effects of Stress, Medical Illness, and Medications
  • Psychiatric Evaluations
  • Treatment of Adults and Older Adolescents