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   TOGETHER, WE CREATE

CHANGE

&

GROWTH

  Amma Tai, Psy.D. 

 Clinical Psychologist

 

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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Join OUR TEAM

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.

 
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SERVICES

Services available anywhere in California

 

Individual therapy

Online therapy is available

Types of issues treated:

  • Anxiety and Stress Management

  • Work or Academic Stress

  • Relationship Issues

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Social Anxiety and Panic Attacks

  • Depression

  • Family Conflict and Communication problems

  • Self Esteem and Confidence

  • ADHD, Motivation and Procrastination

  • Asian American Mental Health

  • Anger Management

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.

Consultation

I strive to create a safe, collaborative,

nonjudgmental environment that allows for

values-based change. 

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. 

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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 

ADHD EVALUATION

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

thorough evaluation.

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 GIVE

YOURSELF

   PERMISSION

  TO BE HAPPY EVERY DAY

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

First Appointment 

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.

Consistency

is the key to meaningful and lasting change. 

Session Length 

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. 

                              

Cancellation Policy

There is a 48 business hours cancellation policy.

No shows or late cancellations will be charged

the full session fee.

CONTACT US

                            Have any questions? 

                      Use this form to get in touch.

      REQUEST       APPOINTMENT

  Contact me for a free 15-min phone consultation.​​

  Location: San Francisco, Lafayette

        and Video/Phone

 Tel: 925-385-8122

  Email: amma@drtaitherapy.com

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