Cecile Hye Won Bhang, PhD Psy32184

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Practice Description
Welcome! My name is Dr. Cecile 혜원 Bhang (she/her/hers) and I am a licensed psychologist in California, U.S.A., and an Assistant Professor at Sonoma State University. I received my Masters degree (M.A.) in Psychology from Pepperdine University, and my Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. I have worked with diverse individuals and families in various mental health settings including community mental health agencies, private practice, and University counseling centers with an emphasis on providing culturally sensitive mental health services which include bilingual counseling in Korean and English. Currently, I am offering counseling services to clients in California and South Korea. I specialize working with High achieving individual Persons/Women of Color, Global expat. Immigrants/children of immigrants, College/graduate students, Young and emerging adults (late teens - people in 30s), & Bilingual in Korean and English with issues related to career-related concerns, anxiety, stress, imposter syndrome, life transitions & Adjustments, relationship concerns (romantic/work/peer), communication, grief and loss, identities, cultural navigations (biculturalism, acculturation) & intergenerational conflicts.

Services Offered

  • Individual

Ages Served

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Older Adults (65+)

Areas of Focus

  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Theoretical Orientation(s)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Body positivity
  • Career Counseling
  • Client-Centered / Rogerian Therapy (CCT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Insight Therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused

Provider Ethnic Identities

  • East Asian

Conversational Proficiency Languages

  • Korean

Professional Proficiency Languages

  • Korean

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  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Counseling Psychology, Loyola University Chicago
  • Masters degree (M.A.) in Psychology, Pepperdine University
  • Bachelors degree (B.A.) in Psychology, Loyola Marymount University

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  • Self Pay

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