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The Modern Woman

The Modern Woman by Dr. Munn Saechao, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Child & Adolescent Psychologist & Psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA; Online Parent Coach & Life Coach.

I’m always on the go, from one thing to the next. Yesterday I misplaced really important documents; over the weekend I lost my really cool sun glasses.

When I start losing things this is an indicator that I’m overwhelmed and need to slow down. It’s hard to slow down when there are many demands and expectations. The challenge is, I live in a culture that rewards overwork and consumption and it can be difficult to slow down.

Moreover, I live in a culture that expects modern women and mothers to work a first shift and go home to a second shift, all while maintaining poise, good looks, and a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Based on these cultural notions and unrealistic expectations about womanhood and motherhood, it seems that the modern woman is set up to fail if she strives to meet these modern standards and expectations.

High achieving women and mothers, my encouragement to you is to slow down; take a moment to reflect on where these messages about motherhood and womanhood emerge from, and what it means to you. And of utmost importance, be kind to yourself when you don’t meet these societal standards and expectations about motherhood and womanhood, you’re human.

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The Value of Affirming Children and Adolescents

The Value of Affirming Children and Adolescents by Dr. Munn, online psychotherapist for professional women of color and child and adolescent psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA Hi parents, today I want to talk about the value of affirming your child. In a previous video I talked about negativity bias, which is the notion that we as human beings automatically and unconsciously bias negative experiences … Read More The Value of Affirming Children and Adolescents

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How to Increase Compliance in Children and Adolescents, II

How to Increase Compliance in Children and Adolescents, II by Dr. Munn, online psychotherapist for professional women of color and child and adolescent psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA

Today I want to talk about how to increase compliance in children. I did talk about this previously but I would like to go deeper on this topic. I have found in my work as a child therapist that the way to do this is by attuning to the emotional needs of the child. So let me explain. Let’s say you have an infant. When infants are hungry and need a diaper change, they cry. This is their mode of communication. This is their way of expressing to their parents that they have a need. And when that need is met appropriately they are regulated. They are calm. In the same way, children and adolescents are also like this. When children and adolescents act out it’s because they are communicating an emotional need. Then the question is, what is that emotional need? When we are able to respond to the emotional needs of our children they are much more regulated. At the point they are much more calm; they feel safe; they feel seen, validated, and heard by you as the parent. And they are much more connected to you at that point. That way in the future when you ask your child to have a seat they’re quicker to respond to you because of the connection they have with you. They know that you understand them. They know that you will meet their emotional need. They know that they are safe with you. Therefore, the emotional connection to you is significantly stronger. Anyhow, that’s it for today.

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Disclaimer: The content in this video is only intended to increase your knowledge on parenting and child development; it is not online therapy. If you’re concerned about your child’s immediate safety please call 911 and consult with a licensed clinician about any clinical symptoms you are observing in your child.

How to Increase Compliance in Children and Adolescents, I

How to Increase Compliance in Children and Adolescents, I by Dr. Munn, online psychotherapist for professional women of color and child and adolescent psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA Hi there, I’m Dr. Munn. I’m going to share one tip on how to increase compliance in your child. This technique is not a one size fit all formula because every child and parent has unique … Read More How to Increase Compliance in Children and Adolescents, I

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Establishing Healthy Boundaries for Children and Adolescents

Establishing Healthy Boundaries for Children and Adolescents by Dr. Munn, online psychotherapist for professional women of color and child and adolescent psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA

Hi parents, this is Dr. Munn. I want to talk about what healthy boundaries are and why they’re important. Healthy boundaries are parameters and structures that are set in place to allow for your children to feel a sense of internal safety. Let’s say you tell your children you’re going to be home at 6pm. It’s important that you follow through, and if you can’t, it’s important that you communicate this and allow your children to express any feelings they might have about your inability to follow through. So why is this important? Follow through allows your children to feel that you’re reliable, and reliability establishes a sense of internal trust in you as the parent to care for their basic needs. It cultivates a sense of internal safety, which is necessary for healthy development. That’s it for today.

Did you like this video? What did you like about it? What more would you like to learn? Leave a comment and subscribe to my page so you won’t miss out on any lessons, and head over to my website at drmunn.com to book a free consultation where I will give you individual attention and support on how to help your child given their unique needs and strengths. Thanks so much for watching! Take good care!

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Reducing Self-Criticism in Children and Adolescents

Reducing Self-Criticism in Children and Adolescents by Dr. Munn, online psychotherapist for professional women of color and child and adolescent psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA Hi parents, ever wonder why your child might be hyper self-critical? Negativity bias is the notion that our brains privilege one negative experience over several positive experiences. Now imagine how your child might feel if they were selected last … Read More Reducing Self-Criticism in Children and Adolescents

Four Tips for Reducing Performance Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Four tips for reducing performance anxiety in children and adolescents by Dr. Munn, online psychotherapist for professional women of color and child and adolescent psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA Encourage your teen to take deep breadths; this regulates their heart rate and reduces anxiety. Praise your teen for their effort, not their grade. Encourage them to try their best given the limitations. Encourage them … Read More Four Tips for Reducing Performance Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

[Podcast] Interview with Dr. Munn on DesignerUp

Join me on the DesignerUp podcast as I discuss mental health and the myths and stigmas that often face individuals from ethic and immigrant backgrounds as well as those that are considered high-functioning.

Elizabeth Alli and I discuss the barriers to seeking mental health help and striking a balance between our digital and mental spaces.

Show Notes:

What motivated Dr. Munn to get into the field of psychology and mental health [2:07]

Dr. Munn’s story as a child of refugees [4:10]

How immigrants and diverse populations view therapy and psychology [12:01]

Normalizing mental health; taking care of our minds is no different than taking care of our bodies [16:25]

You don’t have to have a mental disorder or severe anxiety or depression to seek therapy [20:43]

Tech isolation, burn out, cyber bullying and the way we express the need to connect [29:43]

Finding the balance between the digital world and being in touch with the physical world [32:26]

Links:

DesignerUp – Mindful Design and Interactions courses to help you create better user experiences and interfaces

Mindful Design and Interaction Series

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Therapy for Adolescents

Given all the academic and social pressures and demands, it can be incredibly hard for adolescents to get everything done well in a timely manner, feel centered, and still have confidence in oneself. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients and their families to 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 now to learn more about my services by clicking on the links below.

Therapy to reduce stress and improve positive mood

Therapy to improve executive functioning skills

Therapy to improve adaptive functioning and interpersonal skills

Feel free to contact me to determine if we are a good fit.

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Therapy and Coaching for 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 now to learn more about my services by clicking on the links below.

Therapy to reduce anxiety and stress and improve performance and confidence.

Therapy to reduce depression and improve mood and motivation.

Therapy to improve executive functioning, concentration, and emotional regulation.

Therapy to improve social and communication skills and adaptive functioning skills.

Coaching for high functioning individuals who need support developing a particular skill.

Feel free to contact me to determine if we are a good fit.

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Therapy for Children

Therapy for children to reduce stress, improve happiness and focus

Does your child have a hard time with concentration, listening, following directions, regulating impulses, switching between tasks, planning, and organizing? Is your child often nervous, easily irritable, and self-critical? Perhaps your child would benefit from behavioral interventions to improve concentration, organization, and compliance? Or perhaps your child would benefit from learning coping skills and social skills to improve emotional regulation, self-esteem, and interpersonal relationships? My goal as a child psychologist is to help children develop skillsets to navigate everyday tasks at school, home, and in the community. I believe that this type of learning and development begins through authentic connection, which starts with you taking the first step to connect with me. Now as a parent with a child with ADHD, anxiety, or depression, you might feel uncertain about contacting me. I want you to know that this is a normal experience. It’s often difficult for most parents to acknowledge that they need help with their children, and it can be incredibly anxiety evoking to allow a stranger to work closely with their child in confidence. Yet in my experience, parents who are willing to take a risk and seek therapy for their children often feel more relaxed and at ease knowing that their children are being emotionally supported and cared for by a caring professional. Although investing in counseling may feel costly, the benefits are often lifelong. Therapy is by nature supportive, educational, and empowering, which when experienced can significantly help nurture and develop a heathy sense of self to effectively navigate life’s challenges. Should you allow your child to go on this journey with me, I will do my very best to provide them with the best support and care. I will be with your child, guiding them through the process of change, and encouraging them along the way. While every child deserves to be listened to, heard, and understood by a caring professional who is committed to helping them flourish, not every child is afforded this opportunity. So if you have the privilege of giving your child this wonderful opportunity, why wait? Why not give your child this gift right now by reaching out to me so that together we can determine how I might be of service to you and your child?

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Therapy for adolescents with ADHD

Improve executive functioning skills, focus, and performance

Does your child have a hard time with concentration, listening, following directions, regulating impulses, memorizing information, switching between tasks, planning, and organizing? Perhaps they would benefit from behavioral interventions to improve concentration and organization? Or perhaps they would benefit from learning coping skills and social skills to improve emotional regulation, self-esteem, and interpersonal relationships? My goal as a therapist is to help my clients develop skillsets to navigate everyday tasks at work, home, and in the community. I believe that this type of learning and development begins through authentic connection, which starts with you taking the first step to connect with me. sure you that this is a normal experience. It’s often difficult for most parents to acknowledge that they need support with their teen; and it’s incredibly anxiety evoking to trust and embark on this journey of personal development with a stranger. Yet in my experience, parents who are willing to take a risk and try out counseling often feel more centered and at ease overtime; their teen become more independent; they develop a healthier sense of self; and they grow in ways they didn’t anticipate. The overall benefits to therapy are often lifelong. Should you allow your teen to begin this process of self-development with me, we will undergo this process together. For as long as your teen needs me, I will be walking with them, guiding and encouraging them along the way. Your teen definitely deserves to be listened to, heard, and understood by a caring professional who is committed to helping them flourish. So why wait? Why not give you teen this gift by reaching out to me so that together we can determine how I might be of service to you and your teen?