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Desert in Dark

Come As You Are 

Psychological Counseling, Supervision, Consultation, Training, & Workshop
Bilingual in Korean and English
Image by Pawel Czerwinski
Team

Meet the Team

Meet our team of compassionate, rigorously trained counselors

offering culturally sensitive counseling services

at Dr. Cecile Hyewon Bhang Psychological Services 

Specialties

Specialties

What and Who do we work with?

Are you...
  • High Achieving/Performing Individual

  • Persons/Women of Color

  • Immigrant parent/child of immigrants

  • Adolescents (Middle school to High school)

  • Emerging, young adults (late teens to late 30s)

  • College/graduate students

  • BIPOC LGBTQ+ individual

  • First gen student

  • International student

  • Global expat

  • Bilingual in Korean and English

Do you experience...

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Career-related Concerns 

  • Imposter Syndrome

  • Life transitions & Adjustments 

  • Relationship Concerns (romantic/work/peer)

  • Communication

  • Grief and Loss 

  • Identity Development 

  • Cultural Navigation (biculturalism, acculturation)

  • Intergenerational Conflict

Anyone or anything other than listed? 

Please contact us at info@drcbhang.com 

or 415-909-8083

to discuss!

Hello from Dr. Bhang

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions 

1. What is Counseling?

- Counseling is a collaborative process which involves the development of a unique, confidential, therapeutic, helping relationship. In this relationship, the therapist acts as a facilitator in helping the client to make needed changes in ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving and guide clients to understand more accurately themselves and the world around them; to better understand their feelings and behaviors; and to assist individuals in dealing effectively with problems.

2. Is counseling only for people with emotional problems or serious issues? 

- No! Life can be quite stressful at times and many of us encounter problems that are not easily resolved, or our usual ways of handling problems aren’t working well for some reason. Counseling can be a helpful means of support to address concerns that may be interfering with people's ability to function. Discussion of whatever is important and impacting an individual's life can enable an individual to grow towards greater freedom in making mature choices and taking responsible action.

3.  What kinds of concerns can I bring to counseling?

- People bring a range of concerns including (but certainly not limited to): depression, anxiety, stress management, life transitions and adjustment, family or personal crises, interpersonal conflict with friends, colleagues, or romantic partners, educational or vocational ambiguity, grief and loss, identity development, issues related to gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, culture, and the list goes on! If you have any questions about what you'd like to bring to counseling, schedule a free initial consultation for more info and clarification by sending an email to info@drcbhang.com

4. How long are counseling sessions?

- The typical counseling session is 50-minute following the intake session, which is 75-minutes. We can discuss having a longer session like 60-minutes and 90-minutes depending on your need and availability.

5.  What can I expect in our sessions?

- In your first session, which is called an "intake" session, I will spend some time 1) discussing the forms with you, 2) you will be asked demographic and background informational questions, 3) to describe why you are interested in counseling and 4) what you hope to get out of the experience. At the end of the intake session, I will share some of my initial observations along with recommendations and we will mutually develop your goals for the counseling. 

 

What happens during the course of your counseling experience may differ over time, based on your situation, progress, or changes in your life. I may at times suggest exploring potential solutions such as relaxation training, journaling, role-playing, talking with relevant individuals, reading assignments, or even “homework.” How the therapeutic process will progress depends on your needs and goals.

6. Is my information confidential? 

- As a licensed psychologist, I follow the professional, legal and ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association and the State of California. This means that information about your counseling sessions is not shared with anyone without your expressed written permission. Only in rare exceptions when the safety of a client or other is at risk can disclosure of confidential client-therapist information take place. I can cover this in a more comprehensive manner during our initial consultation or intake session. 

7. How do I make an appointment?

- You can contact me by submitting your form here , emailing me at info@drcbhang.com, or call me at 415-909-8083 to schedule your free 20 minute initial consultation. We will see if we are a good fit and take it from there.

Services

Services & Fees

Telecounseling Only 

Currently, I am only offering individual & family counseling through teletherapy

(video counseling via secure,

HIPAA-compliant platform). 

To learn more about teletherapy, please click here: What is Teletherapy?

Fees

Dr. Bhang 

20-minute Initial Consultation            Free

75-minute Intake Session                    $375

50-minute Individual Session              $300

50-minute Family Session                   $350

Dr. Suh (Currently available on Wednesdays only) 

20-minute Initial Consultation            Free

75-minute Intake Session                     $325

50-minute Individual Session              $250

60-minute Couples Session                $300

For Supervision, Consultation, Training and Workshops, inquire at info@drcbhang.com

 

Good Faith Estimate 

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services.  This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item.  You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute this bill.

  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

Insurance

I am not currently on any insurance panels and am considered an out-of-network provider. I provide an invoice that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement upon request.

I recommend you consult your insurance provider about your level of out-of-network benefits and coverage. Some good questions to ask are: ​

  • Does my plan cover out-of-network mental health services?

  • What are my deductible and co-pay for out-of-network services?

  • What is the reimbursement rate for out-of-network outpatient mental health services?

  • How many sessions per year are covered?

  • What information do they require from you and from the provider to approve reimbursement?

Supervision, Consultation, Training & Workshop

We offer workshops, presentations & consultations to:

  • Companies 

  • Non & for-profit Organizations

  • Educational Institutions

On the following topics: 

  • Workplace-related issues (e.g., burnout, stress management, conflict resolution...etc)

  • Resilience building 

  • Coping and Self-care 

  • Communication Skills 

  • Boundary Setting 

  • Basic Helping Skills 

  • Career Development

  • Cross-Cultural Experience

  • Anxiety Management 

  • Mental Health Issues in Asian/Korean Americans 

  • Vicarious Trauma...and MORE!

Supervision & Training

We offer professional training and clinical supervision to:

  • Clinicians-in-training (doctorate-level)

  • Helping Professionals 

Including: 

  • Individual Supervision

  • Group Supervision

  • Multicultural Competence in Counseling

  • Basic Counseling Skills

Workshops & Consultations

Contact

Schedule your 20-minute free initial consultation here:

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Contact Info

Locations 

California

New York 

S. Korea 

Email
Phone 

415-909-8083

 

*NOTICE TO CONSUMERS: The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Board of Psychology receives and responds to questions and complaints regarding the practice of psychology. If you have questions or complaints, you may contact the board by email at bopmail@dca.ca.gov, on the Internet at www.psychboard.ca.gov, by calling (866) 503-3221, or by writing to the following address:

Board of Psychology, 1625 North Market Street, Ste N-215, Sacramento, CA 95834

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