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Kirsten Cheong

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Current Availability:

Availability ranges Monday-Tuesday 8am-4pm & Thursday-Friday 8am-4pm. Call 760-281-3364 for openings

Kirsten Cheong remote and phone therapy in CaliforniaKirsten Cheong remote and phone therapy in California
Provides therapy in California

About Me:

  • My clients describe me as:

    Clients describe me as friendly & relatable but upfront when needed. My goal is to get to know your anxiety so well I can call it out during session.

  • Something to know about my approach is:

    I am relatable and friendly but with healthy boundaries. I can model for you what confident boundary-setting looks like so you can see that it's possible to overcome anxious people-pleasing. We don't just talk, we problem-solve so you can thrive.

  • Together, we will:

    Together we will identify the root cause of your anxiety and people-pleasing. We will explore how people-pleasing became your go-to coping mechanism, then unlearn it. We will use real life circumstances you're in to practice healthy boundaries.

  • I specialize in working with people who:

    I specialize in working with anxious people-pleasers who want to learn how to set boundaries with family, friends, work, and time. People-pleasing is an avoidant coping skill that serves us by not dealing with the real issue at hand.

  • I became a therapist because:

    I also struggled with anxiety, overthinking, and people-pleasing and know how debilitating it feels. I sought out the same healing I wish to give you.

  • Something that stands out about where I offer therapy is:

    Therapy is 100% online. You can be anywhere in California and meet with me for your appointment, despite your busy schedule.

  • More about me and my practice:

    I guide my clients from a knowing place. I am a recovering anxious people-pleaser and I hope to be a guide to those who are still suffering. There is freedom and light an the end of this tunnel. You just can't see it yet because the tunnel is curved.

More Details:

Out-of-Pocket Fees:

$220

In-Network with:

Aetna, Optum Health, Oscar Health, UnitedHealthcare

Languages Spoken:

English

Years Licensed:

3