Jan-Kees van der Gaag, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California

Jan-Kees van der Gaag, MSW, LCSW

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25 years plus experience working with anyone navigating life challenges and joys, including creative types, LGBTQI, and people and caregivers with Chronic Illness, Insomnia, Depression, Trauma, Anxiety and the world of work.

This has been a challenging two years for the all of us, and certainly many of us are re-evaluating our values, goals and well-being. I enjoy helping people navigate through the many turns our busy lives can take. Together, we can find meaning, and the impetus to propel us forward towards a full expression of who we can be. In this exploration we can look at how our interpersonal relationships, internal drives and stories, creative careers, financial life, unwanted behaviors/addictions as well as our emotional, intellectual, spiritual and physical health intersect. Throughout I intent to create a safe, supportive environment used to discover, nurture and empower new coping, insights, options and solutions.
I have an extensive history working with Depression, Anxiety, Sobriety, Insomnia, Adjustment to illness/health, relationships, and creativity. I'm an interactive therapist who integrates various clinical approaches to create an individualized, goal oriented approach that supports your life values.
In addition to my private practice, I'm a clinical manager at a major local hospital fo all of their outpatient Oncology services. Prior to that for 10 years, I was a Clinical Supervisor at The Actors Fund (now the Entertainment Fund), helping professionals from all aspects of the entertainment industry create meaningful, rich lives through the ups and downs of the industry.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Creativity
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Neuropsychological Issues
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Music Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Asian
  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Cancer Survivors
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Hiv / Aids
  • Immigrants
  • Immunodisorders
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Little People
  • Military Families
  • People With Disabilities
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$200.00 - $250.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Masters in Social Work