Last edited 08/04/2023

Joy Kang LMFT

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Joy Kang Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

Coming from an Asian-immigrant background, I noticed at an early age that it was not common to pretty much never I heard about “therapy” or “mental health” in my home and culture. And this became even more prominent when I entered college and there were many, including myself, that could’ve used some support! Seeing and living the experience of how dire the need was for Asian therapists to struggling Asian individuals – whether it be family dysfunction, addiction stigma, acculturation struggle, model minority complex, or feeling lost in the adulting process. I decided to enter into this field to be part of a helping hand to those struggling in silence.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

A lot of people (from personal to professional circles) say I am easy to talk to and "chill." And I’d like to not that I am straightforward but empathically sarcastic; however, that does not mean that I am brutally honest or insensitively aggressive! It simply means that because I prioritize the client’s goals and their reason for seeking support in therapy, I spare the action of beating around the bush.

Identity

Gender

Woman

Ethnicity

Asian-American

Sexuality

Heterosexual

Faith

Christianity

Other Identities

Immigrant / 1st Generation American

Specialties

Codependency

Communication issues

Identity development

Spirituality & religion based issues

Immigration Evaluations

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Careers

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem

Borderline Personality Disorder

Race & Cultural Identity

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Cigna

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

All Savers Insurance

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Nippon Life Insurance Company of America

Optum

Fees

First Session$200
Individual Therapy$200

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Integrative Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Training / Certifications

EMDR

CAMFT clinical fellow membership

AAMFT clinical fellow membership

Licensure

  • California, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 121364

Education

Alliant International University (ABD), Doctorate of Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2023

Degree in progress; pending graduation date: Dec 2023

Hope International University, Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2017

Work History

In my traineeship, I worked as a school counselor for K-8th graders. As an associate MFT, my primary position involved working at an intensive outpatient agency where I gained a lot of experience working with dual-diagnosed clients from mood disorder to substance abuse to eating disorder, all with one goal of how to be less emotionally disturbed and keep the maladaptive behaviors away! However, this does not exclude the fact that I've helped countless individuals who struggled with their racial and/or cultural identities from young adults to elder adults.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Joy Kang, LMFT

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Joy Kang, LMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Joy Kang accepting new clients?

Yes, Joy Kang is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.

Does Joy Kang accept insurance?

Yes, Joy Kang accepts insurance, including Aetna, All Savers Insurance, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Nippon Life Insurance Company of America, Optum, Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, UMR and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

What types of therapy does Joy Kang offer?

Joy Kang offers therapy for individuals.

Does Joy Kang offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Joy Kang for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Joy Kang offer online therapy?

Yes, Joy Kang offers online therapy via video sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Joy Kang?

Joy Kang typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Joy Kang speak?

Joy Kang conducts therapy sessions in English and Korean.

Can I book an appointment with Joy Kang online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Joy Kang online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.