Rebekah Kao MA, LMFT, LPCC, Counseling in San Mateo, California, 94402

Rebekah Kao


Rebekah Kao


Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT 49700
Secondary Credential: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - LPCC 242


1710 S. Amphlett Blvd.
Suite 210 E
San Mateo, California 94402

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My Approach to Helping

Are you struggling in a relationship? Do you feel distressed, alone or misunderstood? Are experiences from your past preventing you from having a more fulfilling life. People often come into therapy hoping for change. I believe that inherent in each of us, there is internal strength, wisdom and the capacity for growth. Through a safe and trusting relationship with a therapist, we can begin to open up about our concerns. It is from this process of working through our difficulties and emotions that we can gain insight, strengthen our sense of self and be better able to cope with the struggles that we face. Therapy can guide you towards a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

My goals as your therapist are to support your growth and healing, and to assist you in making the changes that will lead you to a happier and more authentic life. My therapeutic style is warm, empathic and engaged. I use a relational approach to create a safe and nonjudgmental environment, where we can collaborate and work towards your goals.

More Info About My Practice

I see individuals, couples and families in my private practice. I offer a free initial 20 minutes consultation over the phone or in person if you like to find out more about my work or to get a better sense of whether I would be an appropriate match for you. I look forward to hearing from you and to our possible work together.

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

Many of the clients that I work with struggle with Relationships, Post Traumatic Stress, Depression, Anxiety, or Cross-cultural Issues. I use an integrated approach when working with clients and have received specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman Method for Couple's Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Approaches.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English
  • Cantonese

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Hakomi
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology

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