Therapy to reduce stress, improve mood, focus & performance

Do you want to feel more at ease, happier, and confident? Are you apprehensive about seeking therapy yet want to thrive in life? I invite you to contact me now, so we can work together to meet your goals.

About



Meet Dr. Munn Saechao

Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Coach, Consultant

Educational Background: Dr. Munn received her Bachelors of Art (BA) in Social Welfare and Sociology in 2008 from University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Munn also received her Masters in Social Welfare (MSW) where she specialized in working with Children and Families with complex presentations, and her Pupil Personnel Service Credential (PPSC) in 2012 from University of California, Berkeley. In 2018, Dr. Munn completed her Doctoral Internship at The Help Group in Los Angeles, an APA accredited internship; she earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from the Wright Institute and her license to practice clinical social work (LCSW) from the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) in California. Dr. Munn completed her postdoctoral residency at Westcoast Children’s Clinic in Oakland, CA, an APPIC accredited postdoc and a community mental health clinic where she provided mental health services for vulnerable children, adolescents, and families. Currently, she is a child and adolescent psychotherapist at Westcoast Children’s Clinic providing individual and family therapy, parent coaching, and psychodiagnostic testing services.

Clinical Background: Dr. Munn’s clinical experience consists of working with diverse children, adolescents, adults, and families with post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, autism and ADHD. Her passion is in helping individuals develop a healthy sense of self, work through life stressors, improve performance, and address concerns about the future. An important aspect of effective therapy is having a supportive relationship in which her clients are able to talk comfortably about their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Therefore, Dr. Munn provides a counseling approach that is culturally sensitive, collaborative, warm, encouraging, empathic, and authentic. Her treatments are grounded in attachment and evidence-based theories of human functioning and change (cognitive behavioral, exposure, solution focused, mindfulness, motivational enhancement & strength based).

Personal Background: Dr. Munn is very passionate about helping individuals and families to strengthen, heal and transform. As an Asian American woman, a child of refugees, and a first generation college and graduate student, Dr. Munn draws from these rich experiences to deepen her empathy and connection to her clients’ pain points.

Hobbies: When Dr. Munn is not practicing psychotherapy, she enjoys going on hikes and long runs; she loves being outdoors, cooking, spending time with friends and family, having homemade green smoothies packed with antioxidants, listening to audiobooks and podcasts, and finding ways to live a more balanced, productive, and meaningful life.

Credentials

Licensed Clinical Social Worker  | LCSW 87030 | expiration:  12.31.20

Pupil Personnel Service Credential  | 170132619 |  expiration:  07.07.22

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Services & Fees



Therapy: Dr. Munn specializes in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, and high functioning autism. Dr. Munn provides two types of therapy; the first type of therapy focuses on developing social skills, coping skills, and organizational skills to enhance self-efficacy and improve daily living; the second type of therapy focuses on working through underlying causes of stress and pain to foster overall happiness and life satisfaction.

Coaching: Dr. Munn provides parent coaching and executive functioning coaching. Coaching is focused on developing specific, targeted, and time-limited goals and strategies to meet those particular goals. Many times individuals are functioning fairly well in many aspects of their lives but need to develop a particular skillset or new approach to engaging in an area of challenge (e.g. setting boundaries, organizing and planning, etc.).

While Dr. Munn utilizes a variety of evidenced based strategies to reduce stress, improve mood and everyday living, therapy and coaching will be collaborative and tailored to meet each person where they are at given their unique set of strengths and needs.

Consultation: Dr. Munn provides parent training and wellness training for schools and organizations. For parent trainings, workshops are focused on psychoeducation on adolescent development, trauma, emotional regulation, and fostering skills to improve parenting effectiveness.

Length: Therapy and coaching sessions are 45 minutes and typically occur weekly. Consultation sessions depends on need of organization though training sessions are either 2 hours, 4 hours, or 8 hours.

Fees: Please call to discuss fees since needs vary person to person. Sliding scale available in limited circumstances and based upon opening slots, financial need, and student status.

Contact Dr. Munn at 650-880-3132 for a free 20 minute phone consultation session to determine if she is a good fit for you or your child. During this consultation the following will be discussed: your reasons for seeking services, questions you might have for Dr. Munn, fees, and a mutual decision will be made whether to proceed with scheduling an appointment.

Office Location: 2685 Marine Way, Suite 1220, Mountain View, California 94043.

Online Services: Dr. Munn provides telehealth, online therapy to California residents only. Online coaching sessions is available as well.

Payment: Dr. Munn accepts credit cards, cash or check at time of service. For online sessions only credit cards will be accepted.

Insurance Reimbursement: Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance. Please note you are responsible for checking and making the necessary arrangements with your insurance provider. Dr. Munn can provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance.

Contact

I am happy to answer any questions you have! You may schedule a free 20 minute consultation by completing this form, emailing me at dr.munn.saechao@gmail.com, or calling me directly at 650-880-3132. I will get back to you as soon as possible, typically within 24 hours.