Therapy for children, teenagers and adults


Given all the societal pressures and demands, it can be incredibly hard to get everything done well in a timely manner, have inner peace, and still feel good about oneself. My goal as a therapist 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. I invite you to contact me now so together we can determine how I might be of help to you.

About



Meet Dr. Munn Saechao

Clinical Social Worker, Child & Adolescent Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Parent & Life Coach



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 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 is currently completing her postdoctoral residency at Westcoast Children’s Clinic in Oakland, CA where she is receiving advanced clinical and psychodiagnostic assessment training working with diverse children, adolescents, and families.

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, 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 sensitivity, collaborative, warm, encouraging, empathic, and authentic. Her treatments are grounded in evidenced based theories of human functioning and change (cognitive behavioral, exposure, solution focused, mindfulness, and motivational enhancement).

Personal Background: Dr. Munn is very passionate about helping individuals and families to strengthen, heal and transform. As a woman of color, child of refugees, and a first generation college and graduate student, Dr. Munn draws from these rich lived experiences to connect and empathize with her clients in a deep and meaningful way.

Hobbies: When Dr. Munn is not practicing psychotherapy, she enjoys going on 5 mile runs and outdoor activities, 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.



Curriculum Vitae

Credentials

Licensed Clinical Social Worker  | LCSW 87030 | expiration:  12.31.20

Pupil Personnel Service Credential  | 170132619 |  expiration:  07.07.22

Services & Fees



Therapy: Dr. Munn specializes in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, and high functioning autism (Asperger’s syndrome). 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 also provides parent coaching and life 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. studying for the GREs, setting limits and boundaries with adolescents, 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.

Length: Therapy and coaching sessions are 45 minutes.

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 15 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 to local, national, and international residents.

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

Dr. Munn is happy to answer any questions you have! Please feel free to call her at 650-880-3132 for a free 15 minute consultation, email her at dr.munn.saechao@gmail.com, or complete this form and she will get back to you as soon as possible, typically within 24 hours. Her office is located at 2685 Marine Way, Suite 1220, Mountain View, California 94043.