amma tai, Psy.D.
Welcome to my practice! I am Dr. Tai, a licensed clinical psychologist providing consultation and group therapy in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. I specialize in anxiety disorders, stress and related conditions, and provide ADHD evaluation.
Change may cause stress, but dealing with a change successfully would leave us stronger, more confident, and better prepared for a new chapter in our life. Allow me to lend a helping hand. I have been trained at various mental health settings, including Kaiser Permanente, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), State of California, dual diagnosis residential facility, school and community settings. I have also worked in the human services field for 6 years.
My approach is practical, focusing on symptom relief as fast as possible. I practice from an integrative, evidence-based collaborative care approach and draw from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based and solution focused therapy approaches. I strive to create a safe, collaborative, non-judgmental environment that allows for values-based change. I have witnessed my clients’ capacity to reach their potential and to fulfill their needs with persistence to achieve awareness. Your active participation is essential to feeling better and promoting wellness.
I welcome the opportunity to consult with you to see how I can help you make the changes that will help you meet your goals and ultimately create space for personal growth and healing.
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Good Faith Estimate
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, effective January 1, 2022, health care providers are required to provide an estimate of the bill for any medical items or services, to patients who do not have insurance or who are not using insurance.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
If you have any question, please contact your health care providers.
Services available anywhere in California
Online therapy is available
Types of issues treated:
Anxiety and Stress Management
Work or Academic Stress
Trauma and PTSD
Social Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Family Conflict and Communication problems
Self Esteem and Confidence
ADHD, Motivation and Procrastination
Asian American Mental Health
WHAT IS THERAPY?
Individual Therapy provides a safe space to help you explore thoughts, feelings, behaviors, patterns and experiences in order to gain a better understanding about yourself.
I strive to create a safe, collaborative,
nonjudgmental environment that allows for
I am here to help you understand your concerns, uncover strengths, guide you to solutions you believe are best and facilitate change by
learning new skills that will allow you to
deal with the challenges and
maximize your full potential.
When to Seek Therapy?
The decision to enter therapy is a very personal one. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship and behavioral problems that causes distress, interferes with daily life or affects your quality of life, you might wish to consider seeking professional help.
Anxiety ONLINE class
This is a psychoeducational class that teaches different coping skills to manage anxiety symptoms.
There are 5 sessions in the series.
Session 1: What is Anxiety?
Session 2: Behavioral Coping Skills
Session 3: Relaxation and Grounding Skills
Session 4: Unhelpful Thinking Styles
Session 5: Challenge and Change Thoughts
Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a relatively common, often unrecognized condition that affects 4.4% of U.S. adults.
If you have concerns about inattention, distractibility, hyperactivity, or impulsivity, you might wish to
consider seeking help and getting a
TO BE HAPPY EVERY DAY
WHAT TO EXPECT
The initial intake session focuses on gathering information, identifying treatment goal(s) and
developing a treatment plan.
Follow Up Appointment
The frequency of sessions can vary.
is the key to meaningful and lasting change.
All sessions are 45-50 minutes in length. The initial intake session is more expensive as a report is generated after our meeting.
Fee and Insurance
Fee varies by services
Individual therapy: $220 - $300
For any inquiries, please contact me.
I am an Out-of-network provider. If you have a PPO plan that allows you to use out-of-network benefits, you will receive a superbill that can be submitted to your insurance company. It is recommended that you contact your insurance directly to find out the specific details of your plan.
There is a 48 business hours cancellation policy.
No shows or late cancellations will be charged
the full session fee.
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