I’m Grace Khoo and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Before starting my own private practice, I was very grateful to have many years of clinical experience serving individuals and families from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds at community mental health agencies in the counties of Santa Clara, Alameda and San Mateo.
I am very passionate about working with young adults (ages 18 to 35) and individuals and/or families from Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia. Being bi-cultural and multilingual, I can provide counseling services in English and Mandarin, in addition to collateral services in Cantonese and Hokkien. I understand the intricacy of the “unspoken rules” within many traditional Asian families at multiple levels of expression and interaction. I feel particularly rewarded when I can assist individuals or families to find the delicate balance between individual and group needs.
I joined my colleagues at the Feeling Good Therapy & Training Center in Fremont in July 2016. Currently, I am Level I certified. In my work, I feel fortunate to be often astounded and constantly humbled by how much I learn from colleagues and clients alike. Life is a journey of learning. Along with a sense of humor, I hope to empower and assist my clients to achieve their goals and joy in life.
Besides individual therapy, I also provide couples counseling and family therapy. My specialties are as following:
Relationship Issues – Intimate relationship problem, family conflicts
Mood Disorders – Depression, anxiety, and anger.
Stress Management – In daily life demands and unexpected life events
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I’m Valentina del Olmo, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a focus in adult mental health. I earned my Master’s in Social Welfare (MSW) from UCLA in 2005 and have clinical experience in hospital and residential settings, college campuses, and community mental health clinics.
I arrived in the Silicon Valley in the early days of the tech boom as an undergraduate at Stanford University and have spent much of my professional career in the Bay Area. I have extensive experience working with talented, high achieving individuals in Silicon Valley who find their professional success is not as fulfilling as expected.
“The power of owning our stories, even the difficult ones, is that we get to write the ending.” – Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW
The research by Brené Brown about shame, vulnerability, and living an authentic wholehearted life is a cornerstone of my personal and professional work. Shame is often at the root of problematic choices and destructive behaviors in our lives. By understanding shame we can diminish the power it has in our lives. Then we can live our best, most authentic life.
I joined the Feeling Good Therapy & Training Center in order to combine the powerful and effective tools of TEAM-CBT with my understanding of shame. I believe the TEAM model will make me a far more effective therapist, helping clients to find their long-term well-being without long-term treatment.
The field of social work has a commitment to social justice that is at the core of my personal values. I was raised to believe in advocacy and inclusion, and using any resources one can access to improve the lives of others. As a person of color, I understand that there continue to be both implicit and explicit structures of power and privilege throughout our culture. I want to know how that dynamic of our society has impacted the clients that I treat because I realize it can be a significant force in our life stories.
Areas of Treatment:
Perfectionism, procrastination and shame,
Relationship and communication issues
Grief and loss
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I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFT-I) and received my masters in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. I am being supervised by Dr. Katie Dashtban, Psy.D., one of the cofounders of Feeling Good Wellness Center. I’ve had various internships in Santa Clara and Alameda counties, working in schools, community mental health organizations, and private practice.
My area of clinical interests are working with children, teenagers, adults and families treating behavioral concerns, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and individuals who are currently stuck and want help becoming unstuck. I provide services in English and Vietnamese.
TEAM-CBT is an active approach to facilitating change. Our work will be exploring your behavior, thoughts and feelings to recognize self-defeating patterns and move towards your desired change. Of utmost importance is to provide high quality, evidence-based psychotherapy to children, teenagers, adults and families. I enjoy working in partnership to help you in your journey. I want to help you realize a life of compassion, humility and gratitude in your relationships with yourself and others. I specialize in the following:
Stress, anxiety, and panic attacks
Shyness and social phobias
Habits and addictions
Behavioral issues in children
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As a clinical psychologist, my background is slightly atypical. I spent some time in Course 16 (Aero/Astro) before settling into Course 7 (biology) at MIT. I earned an Ed.M. in Counseling & Consulting Psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and then went onto the CA School of Professional Psychology. This path has led me to think about problems differently, trained me in both analytical and developmental perspectives, and uniquely shaped my approach to therapy as I practice an advanced application of cognitive behavioral therapy called TEAM-CBT.
Change can be hard for anyone, and even when it’s not, it takes effort. In therapy, I get to help people learn self-corrective skills so if someone wants to feel better, it’s my privilege to assist. Therapy is tailored to the individual, rather than to the diagnosis, and my approach is based on how thoughts affect feelings. My goals are to facilitate, teach, and equip my clients with the tools they need to deal with their problems so I’m no longer needed in the equation.
Robert Frost wrote in a poem†: “only when love and need are one and the work is play for mortal stakes is the deed every really done for Heaven and the future’s sakes.” In life, we usually do what we have to do; sometimes we get to do what we love to do. If however, we are fortunate enough that our calling is our passion and, what we do has meaningful value for others, then there is a fulfillment achieved deeper than that of any of these elements alone. This ultimate end takes time and often along the way, we experience hurt, depression, anxiety, frustration, or loss. I hope that my work might offer you relief if you are feeling such pain to help you toward reaching your goals.
These are some specific areas for which I offer services:
Anxiety & related disorders
Mood problems (Depression, Bipolar)
Stress (Academic, Job-related)
Behavior (Procrastination, organization)
Life Changes (Weight loss, transitions)
Services provided in English and Mandarin
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510-896-8958 ext 2
Co-Founder of Feeling Good Wellness Center
Training: After the completion of her doctorate program at California School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Dashtban completed one year of residency at UCSF Department of Psycho-Social Medicine and then 2 years of post doctoral fellowship in Pain Management at San Francisco Kaiser Permanente, and was licensed as a Clinical Health Psychologist in California in 2008. Her area of clinical expertise is in behavioral medicine, which is an interplay between medicine and psychology.
In 2009 Dr. Dashtban was introduced to the TEAM-CBT model by Dr. David Burns, M.D., professor emeritus of psychiatry at Stanford University. Since then she has continued her studies in TEAM-CBT at Stanford and ultimately earned the Level 4 certification of teaching and training in TEAM-CBT in 2014.
In 2014 Dr. Dashtban joined hands with Dr. Karen Yeh, and together they co-founded the Feeling Good Wellness Center. The center has two locations: Fremont and Santa Cruz, and is accredited by the American Psychological Association and California Psychological Association as an independent provider of continuing education.
Teaching: In addition to several prior university teaching positions at the Palo Alto University, University of Tennessee, and Chabot Community College in Hayward, CA, Dr. Dashtban has been teaching TEAM-CBT in her weekly online and onsite training classes for the last 4 years. She leads weekly case consultation seminars, clinical supervision, and didactic training to junior associates at the center, as well as the community of psychologists and mental health professionals throughout the nation.
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