Kathy Wei is a highly skilled Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive expertise in assessing, diagnosing, and treating psychiatric disorders across all age groups. She operates within the stringent guidelines and regulations set forth by the Board of Behavioral Health in the State of California.
Kathy Wei earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from University of California Irvine. She seized the opportunity to enrich her knowledge further by studying Psychology and the Law at the prestigious University of Cambridge, England during her undergraduate years. Building upon this foundation, she pursued a Master of Social Work with a specialized focus on Mental Health at University of Southern California.
With over 11 years of clinical experience, Kathy Wei has excelled as a therapist, adjunct professor, and supervisor in the field. Her commitment to professional growth is evident through her continuous pursuit of new therapeutic modalities, evidence-based practices, and interventions. These endeavors enable her to tailor individual treatment plans that align with each person's unique goals.
Drawing from her diverse background, Kathy Wei customizes treatment approaches to address the specific challenges individuals may face due to life's circumstances. Her primary focus is on promoting healing, personal growth, and self-awareness, empowering her clients to recognize and leverage their inherent strengths.
Beyond her clinical proficiency, Kathy Wei is a proud member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, having undergone specialized training in Health and Nutrition at prestigious institutions such as Harvard Medical School and Cornell University. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) accredited by Yoga Alliance.
Kathy Wei’s holistic approach extends beyond solely treating psychiatric symptoms and behavioral health concerns. She provides comprehensive, compassionate, lifestyle-oriented care to enhance individuals' physical, mental, and emotional health. By combining her clinical acumen with a wellness-centered outlook, Kathy Wei strives to foster positive transformations and empower her clients to lead fulfilling lives.
We provide a comprehensive range of therapeutic options to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Our services include both in-person sessions at our office located in Mission Viejo, CA, available on Mondays, and teletherapy sessions accessible through a secure and confidential HIPAA-compliant platform.
During your initial sixty to ninety-minute visit with Kathy Wei, LCSW, you will collaboratively determine the most suitable structure for your therapy treatment, taking into account your presenting symptoms and desired goals.
Follow-up visits are forty-five to fifty minutes. These sessions are scheduled at weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly intervals, entirely tailored to your presenting symptoms and individual goals.
To ensure our commitment to providing quality care and respecting the time of both our clients and our clinicians, we maintain a policy regarding missed appointments and late cancellations.
We kindly request that you provide Kathy Wei, LCSW, with a minimum of 24-hour notice (weekends not included) if you must cancel or reschedule an appointment. Appointments canceled with less than 24-hour notice will be subject to a $100.00 late cancel fee.
In the event of failure to show up for a scheduled appointment , a no show fee will be charged.
Kathy Wei, LCSW, operates as an out-of-network provider and does not directly accept insurance. However, for the convenience of our clients, we will gladly furnish a SUPERBILL containing all the necessary information for reimbursement purposes. Clients can submit this SUPERBILL to their insurance company to seek direct reimbursement according to their insurance plan's out-of-network coverage.
We encourage prospective clients to contact their insurance company directly to inquire about their specific reimbursement rates and policies. This way, individuals can make informed decisions regarding their financial arrangements while benefiting from our professional services.
For prospective clients seeking to use insurance coverage (Anthem Blue Cross of California, Aetna, Health Net and Managed Health Network), please review and complete the onboarding process on the OCTAVE website (click below button). When filling out the "Scheduling Preferences" section, kindly specify Kathy Wei as your preferred clinician.
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