Counseling for teens and young adult professionals


Given all the societal pressures and demands, it can be incredibly hard to find balance, get everything done well in a timely manner, and still feel good about oneself. My goal as a counselor is to help my clients develop effective ways to respond to life’s challenges, achieve their desires, and become their best selves. I believe that strength, healing, and transformation begins through authentic connection, which starts with you taking the first step to connect with me. Now you might feel uncertain about contacting me; this is a normal experience. However, I encourage you to be brave and connect with me so together we can determine how I might be of help to you.

About



Meet Dr. Munn Saechao

LCSW, PsyD, PPSC



Educational Background: I received my Bachelors of Art (BA) in Social Welfare and Sociology in 2008 from University of California, Berkeley. I also received my Masters in Social Welfare (MSW) where I specialized in working with Children and Families, and my Pupil Personnel Service Credential (PPSC) in 2012 from University of California, Berkeley. In 2018, I earned my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from the Wright Institute and my license to practice clinical social work (LCSW) from the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) in California. I am currently completing my postdoctoral residency at Westcoast Children’s Clinic in Oakland, CA where I am receiving advanced clinical and assessment training working with children, adolescents, and families.

Clinical Background: While my clinical experience consists of working with diverse children, adolescents, adults, and families with post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, autism and ADHD, my passion is in helping teens and young adult professionals develop a healthy sense of self, work through life stressors, and address worries about the future. An important aspect of effective therapy is having a supportive relationship in which you are able to talk comfortably about your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Therefore, I provide a counseling approach that is grounded in cultural sensitivity, collaboration, encouragement, empathy, and authenticity. Overall, it’s important to me that counseling move in a way that feels safe and helpful to you.

Hobbies: When I am not practicing psychotherapy, I enjoy going on 5 mile runs, spending time with friends and family, having homemade green smoothies packed with antioxidants, listening to podcasts, and finding ways to live a more balanced, productive, and meaningful life.



Curriculum Vitae

Licensed Clinical Social Worker  | LCSW 87030  | expiration:  12.31.20

Pupil Personnel Service Credential  | 170132619  | expiration:  07.07.22



Services & Fees



I specialize in working with teens and young adult professionals with anxiety, depression, and high functioning autism (asperger’s syndrome). I provide two types of counseling. The first type of counseling focuses on developing social skills, coping skills, and organizational skills to improve mood and daily living. The second type of counseling focuses on working through underlying causes of stress and pain to improve happiness and life satisfaction.

While I utilize a variety of strategies to reduce stress and improve mood, counseling will be collaborative and tailored to meet each person where they are at given their unique set of strengths and needs.

Counseling sessions are 45 minutes.

Contact me at 650-880-3132 for a free 15 minute phone consultation session to determine if I am a good fit for you or your teen. During this consultation we will discuss your reasons for seeking counseling, questions you might have for me; we will go over fees, and mutually decide whether to proceed with scheduling an in-person appointment. My office is located at Bayside Business Plaza, 2685 Marina Way, Suite 1220, Mountain View, California 94043.

Payment: I accept credit cards, cash or check at the time of service. I do not accept health insurance. Reduced fee sessions are available in very limited circumstances and based on factors such as income, financial need, student status, and therapist openings.

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. When contacting them about your coverage, consider asking about the reimbursement rate and process, deductible, and session allowance.