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Selfcare tip of the day…11/20/19 by Dr. Munn, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC

Selfcare tip of the day by Dr. Munn, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC, online therapist for professional women and on-site therapist for adolescents located in Mountain View, CA

One of my favorite selfcare activities is to go on a walk at the pier and gaze at nature. Over the weekend, I was in Southern California visiting family and was reminded of the things that ultimately matter most in life to me, connections and spending time with the people I adore. Weekends that consist of socializing and outdoor activities are what I need to help me start the week. Now that it’s Wednesday, I am still thinking about the weekend previously, and incorporating elements from that weekend into today, such as being outdoors and watching the sunrise.
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How will you make time for yourself this morning? I would love to hear from you.

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Ladies, ask for what you want…by Dr. Munn, PsyD, LCSW, MSW, PPSC

Ladies, ask for what you want…by Dr. Munn, PsyD, LCSW, MSW, PPSC, online therapist for professional women and on-site therapist for teens in Mountain View, CA

We spend way to much time thinking about others’ perception of us, namely not wanting to be perceived as “bossy, pushy, clingy, weak, etc., you get the point.” ⠀
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The problem with this is that overthinking and over scrutinizing can stop us from getting that promotion or that opportunity we’ve always envisioned or dreamed of.⠀
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Be brave today, ask for what you want, need, and deserve.⠀
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Therapy for professional women and adolescents by Dr. Munn, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC

Hi there! I’m Dr. Munn, online therapist for professional women and on-site therapist for adolescents in Mountain View, CA.

I provide online counseling anywhere in CA, and in person counseling in Mountain View. I love working with professional women to improve their confidence and self esteem and am very passionate about helping families to address interpersonal conflict and improve communication.

If you’re located in the peninsula and would like support to improve your overall life satisfaction, feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you! Thanks in advance for reading this!!

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Six tips to help your child self soothe by Dr. Munn, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC

Six tips to help your child self soothe Dr. Munn Saechao, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC, online therapist and coach for professional women and child and adolescent therapist in Mountain View, CA.

We often expect teenagers to do more than they’re capable of. Research indicates that the prefrontal cortex is not fully formed until mid 20s, the area responsible for emotional regulation, self-control, planning, organizing, time management, and attention, to name several.⠀

When teens are experiencing a meltdown related to peer relationships or academics, our teens need us to help them calm down.⠀

There are many ways we can do this, such as 1) hugging them, which lowers their cortisol, releases oxytocin, and alters their nervous system to a calmer state, 2) providing a soft, warm look to show compassion, 3) listening to them, which acknowledges their experience and allows them to feel seen, 4) validating their feelings, which shows that you understand, 5) telling them that you’re there throughout the whole process, which shows that your love is unconditional, and 6) helping them to problem solve, which lets them know that their input matters, and they’re capable of tackling issues, a life long valuable lesson.⠀

Do you have ideas of how to soothe your teen while teaching them life long skills? I’d love to hear!⠀

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The value of relationships by Dr. Munn, PsyD, LCSW

The value of relationships by Dr. Munn Saechao, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC, online therapist and coach for professional women and child and adolescent therapist in Mountain View, CA.

It’s often so hard for professional women with family expectations to carve out time for themselves. They often feel tremendous guilt over longing for a bit of alone time. It’s important though to make time for self-care, because this will allow you to be more available for those who need you most (family, friends, patients, etc.). The truth is, when you’re not well, it’s hard to be fully present with your loved ones.

Self-care is not selfish, it’s actually, selfless. I know it’s such a different way of thinking about this concept, but when you prioritize your mental, emotional and physical well being, you will not only be better for yourself, but for your loved ones.

What’s your favorite self-care activities? I would love to hear from you. 🤗

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Become more confident by Dr. Munn Saechao, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC.

Become more self confident by Dr. Munn Saechao, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC, online therapist and coach for professional women and child and adolescent therapist in Mountain View, CA.

Professional women are often very self-critical. If we want to be more confident and self-assured, we have to start having a more accurate and realistic perspective of our strengths and value.

Do you often call yourself dumb, ugly, unworthy, and feel inept, but then others around you say you’re beautiful, smart, totally capable, and amazing!? These critical messages we have internalized throughout our lives become a part of our personality structure; however, the wonderful news is that we can change various aspects of our personality by adopting a healthier self-perception.

Today, speak works of truth and love and affirm yourself.

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Self-care tip for professional women and adolescent girls

Self-care tip for professional women and adolescent girls by Dr. Munn Saechao, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC, online therapist and coach for professional women and child and adolescent therapist in Mountain View, CA.

If you want people to value and respect you, value and respect yourself first and foremost. If you act as though you don’t deserve that raise or promotion, then likely, you probably won’t. Why might this be?

According to “self fulfilling prophecy,” when we believe something to be true, we behave and act in ways that align with those beliefs, thus fulfilling those beliefs. Our thoughts are powerful motivators and can lead us to great success. Today, I encourage you to prophecy into your own life and influence change internally and externally.

What’s something you will prophecy over yourself? I’d love to hear!

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Self-criticism and what to do about it

Self-criticism and what to do about it by Dr. Munn Saechao, PsyD, LCSW, MSW, PPSC, online therapist and coach for professional women and child and adolescent therapist in Mountain View, CA.

Our brains are wired to remember negative experiences for survival. When we have salient recollections of things and situations that have caused us harm, we instinctually avoid them in the future. While this instinct historically and presently benefits us, it can also cause us harm. 

For example, when I received a glowing recommendation or evaluation in the past, I found myself scanning for areas of growth, hyper focusing on the words, and completely neglecting my strengths (Yes, you see here that I’ve replaced criticism to area of growth). While scrutinizing my flaws allowed me to excel, I often felt terrible because I was striving for perfectionism, which ultimately was an unobtainable goal. In other words, I set myself up to always feel disappointed and feel like a failure. In the end, the only person who was hurting was me.

The good news is, our brains are “plastic” and we can do things in this very moment to counter our unhelpful thought patterns and change our future.

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How we influence and build our self-esteem

How we influence and build our self-esteem by Dr. Munn Saechao, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC, online therapist and coach for professional women and child and adolescent therapist in Mountain View, CA.

The mind is interesting and complex. Many times our mind wonder to that of tasks we must complete, to events that have occurred in the past. Then there are times our mind wonders and fixates on unproductive and unhealthy concepts about who we are, our worth, and our value. When we attend to the areas that we are not satisfied with, and magnify them in our mind by hyper focusing on them, we only harm ourselves and feed into a distorted image of we feel we are.

Therefore, we have to actively and consciously tell ourselves that we are “loved, valued, intelligent, strong, and beautiful.” There is inherent power in our words. How will you choose to empower yourself today? I would love to hear from you.

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I’m Dr. Munn…

I’m Dr. Munn, online therapist and coach for professional women, and child & adolescent psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA

I enjoy working with diverse populations and specialize in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD and high functioning autism.

I am very passionate about working with professional women to foster their growth mindset, increase self-compassion, and develop coping skills to manage the stressors of living in a highly pressured and demanding environment, given the sociocultural political climate.

Additionally, I am extremely passionate about working with children and adolescents to increase mindfulness, distress tolerance, coping strategies, and executive functioning skills to foster emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and adaptive functioning.

After working in the mental health field for 11 years, I have found that it’s quite common for individuals to have a dual diagnosis, such as a neurodevelopmental disorder, accompanied with anxiety and/or mood disorder. Thus, the patients, families, and adults I work with present with complex symptoms and require a unique and culturally sensitive treatment approach to improve overall functioning.

In all, the work of being a psychotherapist is intricate, challenging, interesting, and very rewarding. I am truly humbled at the opportunity to connect with so many unique and gifted individuals and families, and feel privileged to do what I love, which is to help individuals and families to strengthen, heal, and transform.

If you’re located in Silicon Valley, identify as a professional woman, or you’re a parent with a child suffering from anxiety, depression, ADHD and/or high functioning autism, please feel free to email or call me and together let’s see how we could work together to reach your goals.

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Getting to the top even when it hurts by Dr. Munn, online therapist & coach

Self-care is about tuning into your body, mind and spirit, and my spirit desired to get to the top.

Getting to the top even when it hurts by Dr. Munn, Child & Adolescent therapist in Mountain View, CA|Online Therapist & Coach for Women|Treating ADHD, Anxiety, Depression & High Functioning Autism

Everyone desires to get to the top, but not every one reaches it. I had a mother and sisters who modeled for me to never give up, even when it was hard, even when it was painful, even if it meant crawling to get to the top.

Turning back was an option, in fact, it was always an option, but the curiosity to see what’s at the top, and the desire to accomplish the goal, and the lesson my mother and sisters taught me about perseverance, surpassed the urge to turn back.

Set your mind on the end goal; encourage yourself; acknowledge the pain; and keep moving forward. Self-care is about tuning into your body, mind and spirit, and my spirit desired to get to the top. If you need support with enhancing your self-care, consider seeking a therapist or contact me to book a free consultation.

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How to calm your child by Dr. Munn, child & adolescent therapist

How to calm your child by Dr. Munn, Child & Adolescent Therapist in Mountain View, CA & Online Therapist & Coach for Women with ADHD, Anxiety & Depression.

When children and teens are having a meltdown, their amygdala, which is responsible for quickly processing and expressing emotions, and part of the “downstairs” brain, is activated, making it hard to self-soothe, think rationally, and make good decisions.
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One of the things we can do to calm our children and teens is to “name the emotion.” When we label the emotion (e.g., you’re really angry right now now; you’re really disappointed right now), an area responsible for labeling and processing the emotion, the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex, gets activated and helps soothe the “downstairs” brain, causing the child to down-regulate and think more rationally.
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Thus, if you notice your child or teen getting overwhelmed, help them regulate by “naming” the emotion. If your child experiences persistent meltdowns and has a hard time self-soothing, seek a child & adolescent therapist.
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Children Need Boundaries to Control Emotions by Dr. Munn, child & adolescent therapist

Children Need Boundaries to Control Emotions by Dr. Munn, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA & Online Psychotherapist & Coach for Women with ADHD, High Functioning Autism, Anxiety & Depression.

Since young children do not yet have the ability to control their big feelings and body, setting limits for children will help them to develop their prefrontal cortex, also known as the “upstairs brain, “which is responsible for emotional regulation, good judgment, problem solving, and inhibition, to name a few.

When we set limits that are concise, clear and consistent, we are developing our children’s prefrontal cortex. By helping our children to understand the rules and limits of our social and cultural environment, we are developing their consciousness and moral compass.

While it may be hard to set limits because we want our children to be happy and receive the desires of their heart, it’s our responsibility as adults and caregivers to help our children to become empathic, morally sound, and productive members of society. One of the ways we can do this is to set limits that are developmentally appropriate, consistent, clear, and concise. Your interactions have a significant impact over your children’s personality development and the people they’ll become as they get older. Knowing this, will you choose to impact them today?

If you need support with setting limits and boundaries, seek a child & adolescent therapist.

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