Therapist Profile

Name:
Ms. Monica Serrao Kim, M.A.
Professional Title:
Location:
641 Higuera St. Suite 202 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(805) 242-8434
License Number
LMFT53847
Practicing Since:
2007
Additional Licenses:
LMFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Monica is excited to announce her new private practice located in downtown San Luis Obispo. She brings a diverse background to the central coast and specializes in treating anxiety, depression, grief/loss, substance abuse and addictions, and physical and sexual trauma. Monica also has a particular interest in supporting women’s mental health issues related to family planning, difficulty conceiving and infertility, pregnancy, and postpartum. She holds a BA in Human Communication from Arizona State University and a MA in Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute. She also has experience collaborating with the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, probation departments, domestic violence shelters, and the Los Angeles school district. Before becoming a licensed therapist, Monica worked for ten years at multiple investment management companies in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Through her work with clients, training as a clinician, and personal growth Monica believes that every moment can become a gateway to developing the self-knowledge needed to break habitual patterns and relieve suffering. Monica understands that the most important part to achieving a client’s goal is to have a positive and collaborative therapeutic relationship where clients feel safe and heard. She warmly welcomes anyone into her practice that is interested in the journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and lasting change.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday 2pm-6:30pm Tuesday 10am-6:30pm Friday 10am-6pm
Services
Areas of specific interest include: • Overcoming and understanding depression. • Managing anxiety and stress. • Coping with trauma, grief, and loss. • Deepening intimacy with others. • Facilitating growth in blended families. • Identifying and challenging habitual patterns. • Transforming self-esteem. • Overcoming addiction and compulsive behavior. • Striving toward acceptance with life's uncertainties. • Cultivating acceptance of one's self. • Managing the emotional aspects of an infertility diagnosis and its treatment.
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
Master of Arts in Psychology Phillips Graduate Institute Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication The ASU Hugh Downs School of Human Communication focuses how communication processes create, maintain and transform identities, relationships, workplaces and communities.

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Career Stress and Changes
Communication Skills
Couples
Creative Solutions
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
Employment Issues
Families
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Offenders)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Telephone/Online Therapy
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Humanistic/Existential
Psychodynamic
Systems
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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