Hello there! My name is Dexter Mai (he/his/him), and I am a California Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker.
I have six years of experience working in various clinical settings, including suicide hotlines, community mental health, sexual health clinics, and research hospitals. Through my experiences, I have developed a deep understanding of the challenges faced by individuals seeking mental health care, especially with AAPIs, young adults, immigrants, and the queer population.
As a Taiwanese American who immigrated to America at 12 years old, I have firsthand experience of the challenges individuals from immigrant communities face. I also understand the unique challenges faced by the marginalized population, and I’m committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all of my clients.
In my work, I view my clients from a social justice lens and address systemic issues that impact mental health. I utilize a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches to help my clients achieve their goals. As a trauma-informed therapist, I recognize that the effects of trauma can be pervasive and long-lasting, and I work collaboratively with my clients to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their unique needs. I also incorporate Brainspotting and EMDR into my work to support clients in processing their trauma.
I also offer video games and virtual reality (VR) therapy to help you explore your strengths, manage your moods, and devise solutions to overcome your challenges. These innovative approaches can be especially helpful for clients who are seeking a more interactive and immersive therapy experience.
Together, we can work towards building a happier and more fulfilling life. So if you’re ready to take the first step, I encourage you to schedule a 15-minute phone call with me today. To talk about your expectations and desires for counseling, you can book your free consultation by clicking here. This will also be a good time to get to know each other and see if we’re a good fit!
Dexter Mai, ASW115870 is supervised by Monet Goldman, LMFT122804
Additional Interests Outside Of Therapy
Outside of therapy, I enjoy brewing coffee (then making it iced) and utilizing New Age spiritual practice as a self-care. I also try lifting weights daily after work to decompress my mind.
Master of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, San Francisco State University
Issues I have Experience Working With
Trauma/ complex trauma
$185 for individual sessions
Prorated charge for extended Brainspotting or EMDR session if needed
Please note: Dexter will not offer extended sessions to new clients without appropriate assessment. Please discuss with Dexter during the session if you think extended sessions will be beneficial to you