Mey Saephan


Mey Saephan


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFC
Secondary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapy
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Tricare
Free Initial Consultation
Accepting New Clients
Evening Availability


Alameda, California 94501
Albany, California 94706

My Approach to Helping

I am a calm, nurturing, and gentle presence, but you won't know that until you come in to see me. No one wants to be judged, so I create an environment and relationship where you don't feel accepted, however, I do have opinions. I am straight forward. As your therapist, I will let you know what I need from you to reap the benefits of therapy and what you can expect from me. Being real is absolutely necessary in order to have a healthy therapeutic relationship and healthy inter-personal relationships. In our work together, you will develop a better understanding yourself. You will feel confidence about the choices you make and learn skills to create safe and secure relationships.

Problems in relationship originate from an insecure attachment due to natural life events, abuses, or traumas. We learn to live and be in relationship with others based on those experiences beginning from birth to present. A child's strategy (defense mechanism) in relating to people at the time probably worked. But now as an adult those might not work so well anymore. When situations trigger past problems or traumas, you may resort to the strategies you knew at that young age but now those old strategies don't work and that's why you are stuck. In my work with you, I will help your mind and body understand that those events are in the past, and you will be able to respond as the adult. Through this process you will develop a stronger sense of self. When this happens, you will have a strong core and you will understand current situations in a new light and feel empowered and be able to make changes. You would feel confident communicating, being yourself, and getting your needs met in your relationships.

More Info About My Practice

I accept insurances and also have a sliding scale fee to be applied based on each individuals needs and resources.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have a passion for working with couples and I have been doing this for over 18 yrs. More than half of my practice is doing work with couples. A healthy couple relationship is foundational to creating an environment that will produce safe and secure children and adults for their future relationships. I take your relationship seriously when you decide to trust me to help you. That's is why my learning doesn't stop after graduate school or after getting licensed. I am always learning through, reading, taking seminars and keeping up with the latest literature on providing couples therapy. Please feel free to come in for a free consultation.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

I think the most important factor in chosing therapist is that you feel comfortable with them. You just know when you meet and talk with them. That's why I offer a free consultation. I want my clients to have the freedom to chose a therapist without having to worry about the financial burden of having to pay a therapist their full fee and then find out they are not a good fit. I personally want to meet you and to be able to say, "Yes, I can help you" or "No, I can't help you, that is not my area of strength, but here are some referrals of someone who can help you."

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in premarital and marital therapy. I am a PACT Level II trained couples therapist. I also work with individuals who have grief & loss, abuse, and trauma. I use EMDR and Lifespan Integration a modality of therapy that brings healing a lot quicker than traditional talk therapy. Many clients have been able to return to normal functioning on average 6-10 sessions. I also work with clients who have had birth or early childhood trauma or abuse that has affected their ability to attach in relationships.

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Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Lifespan Integration (LI)
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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