Dr. Debi Kim, Director
Dr. Debi Kim is the founder and director of the Cypress Clinic. As a licensed Marriage Family Therapist with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, and a BCIA certified neurotherapist, she has pioneered a unique process to help clients to live the lives they want by combining the traditional therapeutic approach with advanced qEEG BrainMapping. Having over 20 years of experience in the psychotherapy and BrainMapping, her greatest joy comes from seeing the positive changes that people achieve through therapy.
She also provides seminars and workshops on brain and mental health issues such as Attention Deficit, Depression and Anxiety, Trauma, and Addiction Treatment. Her encouragement is strongly based on how our brain can be utilized to maximize its potential to live a healthier, meaningful life. Her passion is to help individuals and families to optimize their brain and empower their mind.
She has been married for 35 years and have 2 adult children. As a Christian therapist, she has participated in World Medical Mission to support trauma victims and offered workshops to public as well as therapists
If you would like to work with Dr. Kim or schedule for consultation, please contact her at (909)468-0900 for Walnut office, (213) 508-0787 for LA office, or click Contact.
- Founding Director, Cypress Clinic, 2003-present
- Allied Behavioral Health Center, Individual and family therapy, NeuroMap, Neurofeedback
- PhD in Clinical Psychology at California Graduate Institute
- MS in Counseling Psychology at California State University, Fullerton
- BA in English Literature at Ewha Women’s University
- Licensed Marriage Family Therapist: #MFC37396
- Certified Neurotherapist BCIA-N, E5165
Heasuk Bae, MA, LMFT
At times, life can be quite overwhelming and may be even more challenging for middle-aged women transitioning between adulthood and elderly life. As you go through midlife, you might consider emotional discomfort as the part of the symptoms of menopause. This kind of perception might lead you to simply normalize and overlook pain which could actually be related to depression or anxiety. Emotional discomfort is not something you should overlook and ignore. If symptoms keep you from managing your ordinary routine, they need to be checked out and dealt with. Your discomfort might be something that needs special care and attention.
Emotional health is crucial in preventing or delaying age-related decline especially during midlife. Fortunately, we live in time where many wonderful tools are available for emotional difficulties in addition to psychotherapy. Now you can easily have your brain assessed through very simple and affordable tool. With the data collected from a brain assessment combined with the intake assessment, the direction of your unique and individualized treatment is designed. A healthy mind is the key to optimize your brain. With an optimized brain, you will be able to gain a more empowered mind to help you maximize your life.
While assisting you in understanding what is happening in your brain and how its unique pattern is expressed, I also help you develop techniques to reverse negative thought processes that result in undesirable emotions. My passion to provide this specialized treatment is based on scientific findings but also on the fundamentals of therapy and counseling. And together, I hope to provide the answers you have been looking for.
If you are ready to find out how brain training and treatment can improve your life, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling: (909)938-4716. For further information about my treatment, please visit: www.healingandrelief.com.
- Completed Master of Art in the study of Marriage and Family Therapy at Azusa Pacific University.
- Provided counseling service for elementary school and high school in Chino Unified School District.
- Provided psychotherapy for individual, family, couple at Act Family Counseling Center.
- License # MFC 48583
Alex Kim, LMFT
Clearly, life is full of ups and downs. Lots of surprises, lots of curve balls. Sometimes, a long series of curve balls. We often overlook, however, that each of us responds to life events differently. We think differently, feel differently, and react differently to people, events, and circumstances occurring and existing around us. Accordingly, we suffer differently. In a safe, non-judgmental, empathic environment, I can help you explore how you may be participating in creating your own suffering through negative thought and behavior patterns, and find more effective ways to meet the challenges of life, so that you can lessen your suffering and improve the quality of your life.
I have an extensive experience helping many different people struggling with many different forms of suffering, from depression and anxiety to bi-polar disorder, trauma, substance abuse, and schizophrenia. However, my foremost expertise lies in helping you find your own unique strength and resourcefulness in ending your own suffering. I offer individual, couple, family, and group therapy.
You can reach me at 310-266-3517, or email me at email@example.com
- Antioch University, Los Angeles, M.A. in Clinical Psychology
- U.C. Berkeley, B.A. English/Film
- Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, #MFC 44207
- Certified Trauma focused CBT
- Certified Domestic Violence Perpetrator Treatment Program Facilitator
John Kim, MA, MFTi
My goal is to help you get from getting by to getting well, to help you create a positive changes so you can move from mere coping to full on thriving. You may have a concern related to your emotional well-being. Or you may have concerns about your goals and career path. Or you may have a struggle in one of your relationships. Or you may just want to see what therapy and counseling is all about.
From wherever you are, counseling can prove to be a significant, life changing growth experience. The process starts out with a a conversation. Like any conversation, we will spend time getting to know each other. Over time we’ll delve deeper into certain topics at a pace comfortable for you.
I obtained my psychotherapy training at the University of Southern California (MMFT). I have also received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University. I am conversational in Korean. Supervisor: Dr. Debi Kim
Peggy Lee, LMFT
Peggy Lee received her M.S. in Counseling from California State University Fullerton. Ms. Lee has over 5 years of experiences working with victims of domestic violence. She has also worked in the university wellness center as a college counselor.
Ms. Lee has been working in the school district for over 6 years with children and adolescents dealing with a variety of issues including oppositional behavior, self-esteem, ADHD, child abuse and trauma, family conflict, parenting, anger issues, anxiety, and depression. Ms. Lee is also trained with neurofeedback treatment which is a quick and non-invasive treatment for ADHD, impulsivity, depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders.
Ms. Lee was born in Taiwan and grew up in South America and moved to the US as a young adult. Ms. Lee has worked extensively with immigrants who are struggling with issues of adjustment and bicultural integration and she has specialty in providing culturally sensitive services for immigrants from Asian and Latin countries.
Ms. Lee speaks fluent English, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, and Spanish.
Contact Peggy Lee by calling at: (626) 497-6333. You can view her website at: www.counselingwithpeggylee.blogspot.com
Monica Kim, BCN-T
I am a trained and board-certified neurofeedback technician who is passionate about brain mapping and neurofeedback. I fell in love with brain mapping because of its potential to change people’s lives in a positive way.
Brain mapping provides me information about how brain cells are communicating as I measure and analyze cortical electrical activity of the brain in the form of brainwave patterns. This tool allows me to monitor brain process and analyze brainwaves for patients who are suffering from psychological issues, such as bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, and ADHD.
Using neurofeedback, I am able to see and train the patients’ brain activities in real time. Locating and understanding the brain activity are crucial first steps. For instance, patients with addiction issues often have low prefrontal cortex functioning. This causes them to become more impulsive, often leading them to compulsive behaviors. By training the part of brain that drives compulsivity, I can help them to develop more control over their addictive behavior.
Patients who experience neurofeedback achieve improvement in attention, managing negative moods symptoms, and in general mental health. What is also appealing about neurofeedback is that there is no artificial or chemical input of any kind to the person receiving the treatment. During neurofeedback sessions, patients and I are able to see the brain do an amazing job of self-regulating. Witnessing this kind of transformation always fascinates me.
Apart from Cypress Clinic, I have been volunteering at prison facilities where I aid the facility managers and interact with inmates. This experience has been an eye-opening experience. Many inmates that I have interacted and conversed with have told me about their tremendous emotional pains rising from series of traumatic experiences. These encounters gave me an insight about how closely our brain, mind, and behaviors are interconnected.
The past three years that I have been working at Cypress Clinic has been a valuable experience because I have had the opportunity to help my patients to attain a higher quality of life. In the long term, I would like for the results to reach far beyond the walls of our office. My goal is to ultimately help people to gain a higher quality of life, one that is productive, enjoyable, and peaceful.
If you are ready to find out how brain mapping can greatly increase the quality of life, please contact me at