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Selfcare Tip by Dr. Munn, remote therapist for girls and women.

Selfcare Tip by Dr. Munn, remote therapist for girls and women.

Rain or shine, you’ll find me outdoors! I simply can’t help it!

I never imagined that I would crave movement and exercise like I do now. Neurotically checking my heart rate and my steps, it’s become a critical part of my lifestyle, much like sleeping, eating, and drinking water. Without movement I simply can’t function and rarely hit a peak in energy and focus.

The key is to be consistent. Even if you’re moving for 10 minutes because that’s all the time you have, commit to the task in spite of how you feel. Get in the habit of doing the activity; it’s more important to be consistent in frequency in the beginning, than shooting for an occasional long duration of movement and exercise.

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Selfcare Tip

There are times when I don’t feel like doing things that are restorative or good for me (drinking 64 oz of water or sleeping 7-8 hours a night, etc.). The list of “self-care activities” goes on.

I do these things, or at least I try to do these things because I know I’ll feel better, be more focused and productive, show up more present and engaged in relationships, which ultimately leads to greater happiness, satisfaction, fulfillment and motivation.

Essentially, everything is connected; our choices today will impact how we show up in the world tomorrow. Choose to engage in restorative tasks, once you feel and see the benefits, you’ll likely wonder why you even contemplated.

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Therapy for professional women by Dr. Munn

Therapy for girls and women by Dr. Munn

I’m Dr. Munn, therapist for ambitious adolescent girls and professional women located in the peninsula and online therapist for women in California.

I treat the following issues:
Performance Anxiety
Stress
Worklife Imbalance
Burnout
Perfectionism
Imposter Syndrome
Low Motivation
Low Mood
Poor concentration
Disorganization

If you’re located in CA, and know what you need to do to feel better, but have a hard time following through or being consistent, feel free to contact me, drmunn.com.

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Starting over by Dr. Munn, therapist for ambitious girls and women located in the peninsula. ​

Starting over by Dr. Munn, therapist for ambitious girls and women located in the peninsula.

Historically, I’ve had the unreasonable expectation that I should know how to do something novel, and be able to do it well on my first try. “Wow, what I disappointment I was to myself, time and time again!” ⠀

Having this expectation meant that I am doomed to fail, because it is not possible for me to achieve “success” on every new task. And of course, my next automatic thought was, “I should just quit because I can’t get it right!” ⠀

Many professional women have very high and sometimes unreasonable expectations of themselves, and they derive satisfaction and pride in their ability to “succeed” on a task, which isn’t a bad thing, it’s problematic when it’s our only understanding of success, and our sense of self worth is wrapped around approval from others. ⠀

I’ve had to redefine what success means to me. I am successful because I persevere, and I am willing to keep trouble shooting until I figure it out.

My hope is that you will keep trying, over and over, and as often as needed, until you figure it out. ⠀



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Selfcare Tip by Dr. Munn, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC, online and on-site therapist for women located in the peninsula.

Selfcare Tip by Dr. Munn, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC, online and on-site therapist for women located in the peninsula.

Professional women have to be intentional about attending to our selfcare. One way is by being present with our internal and external experiences.

Here, I can feel the pace of my heart slowing down, the sun beaming against my face, the breeze gliding against my cheeks, the sound of voices and laughter from locals and tourists surrounding me, and the sight of what looks like an infinite blue ocean eliciting feelings of curiosity and gratitude.

What are you noticing internally while in the context of your external environment? I’d love to hear from you!

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Selfcare Tip by Dr. Munn

Be kind to yourself by Dr. Munn, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC, online and on-site therapist for driven girls and women.

Be kind to yourself by Dr. Munn, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC, online and on-site therapist for professional women and adolescents located in Mountain View, CA.

I am my worst critic. For much of my life, I have set personal deadlines and expectations that were unreasonable and difficult to obtain, and as a result, set myself up to fail.

I had a supervisor tell me that I set my bar incredibly high, and to essentially lower my bar. Wow, this was such a blow to my sense of self. “You mean, I have flaws?” Yes, indeed, I do, sadly. In fact, let’s be honest, we all do. ⠀

While I initially rejected her feedback, I’ve since spent a lot of time thinking and pondering over the validity of this, and the reality is, she is absolutely correct. Now, when the worse critic emerges, the best encourager counteracts it with words of kindness and compassion.⠀

Learning to be kind to oneself is a process, and the good news is, we can practice this daily, over and over again until the encouraging voice becomes salient and loud in our minds. ⠀

How will you encourage yourself this day? I’d love to hear from you!

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Expressions of gratitude by Dr. Munn, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC

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

Professional women are often on the go, moving from one thing to the next, checking off items on their to do list and synthesizing it so it’s more efficient.

It’s often quite hard for them to slow down, and in fact, they need an external force (illness, children, etc.) to slow them down. The internal breaks are so foreign and novel that it’s hard for them to step on the breaks without feeling tremendous guilt.

One of the things we can do to help create an internal break is to express daily gratitudes. Gratitude allows us to take a momentary break without the accompanied feelings of guilt or shame.

On this national holiday I encourage you to cease the moment, be intentional about slowing down, express gratitude, and simply just sit in the experience

What are you grateful for? I’d love to hear from you!

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Laughter as self care by Dr. Munn, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC

I’ve been asked a number of times, how do you deal with suffering? My response is, “laughter.” I think laughter is the antidote to pain and suffering. Therefore, it’s important to balance the stress of living with laughter and lightheartedness. After-all, life seems too short to dwell and live in past sufferings, particularly when we have a choice. I know it’s easier said than done. Yet, I encourage you today to put forth the effort to cultivate joy in your life by surrounding yourself with individuals who bring you laughter. I mean, why not?⠀

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Say what’s on your mind by Dr. Munn, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC

Professional women often have a very difficult time expressing their thoughts and emotions to others because that would mean being vulnerable and being perceived as weak. Saying what’s on your mind isn’t weakness, in fact, it exudes courage and strength. Your thoughts and feelings are incredibly valuable and worthy of being heard.

When we let go of our self-criticism and the unobtainable standards we hold for ourselves, we’ll be able to speak more freely, and others will experience us as brave and strong. Take a challenge with me and say what’s on your mind.

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Selfcare Tip by Dr. Munn, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC

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

There’s something so lovely about going on a walk after dinner. Last night I was a bit resistant because I was so full, but then I thought, “Why not? It’s so beautiful! And I’ll feel better after!”
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And, sure enough, I was right! My mood and gratitude elevated! I was reminded of how incredible the sunset is, and how I often take it for granted.
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Selfcare may sometimes require us to override our initial resistance, but when we do, the benefits are often astounding.
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Saying No by Dr. Munn, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC

Saying No by Dr. Munn, PsyD, LCSW, PPSC, online and on-site therapist for professional women and asolescents in Mountain View, CA

Professional women have a difficult time saying “no” to an opportunity or a task. In fact, “yes” is usually what rolls off their tongue. The problem with saying “yes” all the time is that it often leads one to feel resentment and exhaustion, and ultimately burning out. Saying no initially may be incredibly uncomfortable, but it ultimately leads to better work life balance and overall life satisfaction. Today, I encourage you to consider saying no if it doesn’t help promote your selfcare.
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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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