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Jacqueline Kao, LCSW
I believe that once an individual has an improved understanding of their inner workings and patterns of behavior, then they can begin to adopt more healthy ways of living.

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Jacqueline Kao, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based, Relational

Therapy Style

My style can best be described as insight and action-oriented therapy. I believe that once an individual has an improved understanding of their inner workings (thoughts, emotions, behaviors) and patterns of behavior, then they can begin to adopt more healthy ways of living.

In sessions, I offer empathy, acceptance, guidance, and understanding, while encouraging clients to show up authentically so that they can work towards personal growth and positive change.

Education

BS - Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California - Irvine

MA - Social Work, University of Southern California

License Number and State

CA 88835

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

Traveling, being in nature, watching tv/movies, concerts, and self-improvement.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Every day I spend time outside with my dog, Nacho.

What book have you read more than once?

Inward by Yung Pueblo. This book of short poems helps me reflect on how I am living my life, and what I can do differently to experience more freedom and joy.

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