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PsyD, LPC, LCPC Dr. Cindy Kao

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Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Cindy Kao is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: PsyD, LPC, LCPC
Years in Practice: 10

Hello! My name is Dr. Cindy Kao, and I have my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience in psychotherapy as well as a university lecturer and professor. I specialize in relational work, daily stressers, feelings of loneliness, worry, grief and trauma, dealing with change, parenting, and women's issues. I am a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-informed clinician, and often utilize mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral interventions. However, I will tailor our work together to meet your unique and specific needs.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in the authentic connection between client and therapist and a person's power to change as well as treating a person with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe that often, our first examples and models of how to behave and think begin in our childhoods, and sometimes we struggle to relearn a better way to deal with our world.

Sometimes, our lives are going fine, until they aren’t. It takes courage to recognize when you need help, and it isn’t easy to seek a happier and fulfilling life as well as taking those first steps towards change. If you are ready and willing to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $35 to $80 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Dr. Kao has been extraordinarily helpful at being a sounding board and open ear when I have needed it most. I hope to continue working with her as long as I am on the platform.

J.O.·Aug 06, 2020


Great therapist with an understanding and smart personality that helps me through my problems.

B.R.·May 04, 2020


Dr. Kao has been a wonderful sounding board for me as we process things together. She is pleasant and a joy to speak with during our sessions. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a caring and comforting therapist.

J.O.·Mar 31, 2020


Dr. Kao is awesome and very understanding.

M.E.·Mar 02, 2020


Dr. Kao has been fantastic. I am happy to have found a counselor that I click with so easily.

S.U.·Feb 19, 2020


Dr Kao is attentive, kind and encouraging. She is curious about my world and tries her very best to aid me. She sees things in my perspective and is very understanding about my situation.

N.A.·Nov 07, 2019


Dr. Cindy Kao offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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