Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
Servant leadership. Now that I am older, I can identify the north star my parents, family, and culture raised me to lead with.
As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist for the past seven years, I’ve helped clients accomplish their goals, enhance performance, and deepen connections with themselves and others. I specialize in working with adolescents, adults, families, and clients who identify with the Asian community to manage anxiety, depression, stress from life transitions, and family conflict.
My approach is goal-oriented and integrated – pulling from multiple disciplines like Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solutions Focused Therapy. While keeping the individual’s needs in mind, an intentional humanistic approach remains at the forefront. Ultimately we’re going to need to have a meaningful relationship if we’re going to create change.
Bringing together and celebrating community is an ongoing part of my life’s work and what I’m striving to continue. I also find joy in playing fetch with my pit bull rescue, playing basketball with my best friends, and starting a cookbook with my grandma.
BA - Psychology, State University of New York at Geneseo
MS - Marriage and Family Therapy, Iona College
The Certificate of Excellence in EMDR Therapy Intensive, EMDR Basic Training Course
USA-China Family Therapy Supervision Workshop
To better understand my experiences growing up. As a child in my family, mental health didn't exist, yet I had so many questions about my emotions. Being raised in a single-parent household, and feeling the gravity that relationships can have over one person's mental health and overall well-being, I wanted to be in direct support of other people having similar experiences. As I grew older, the curiosity and support I had for my family blossomed into wanting to support underserved communities and advocate for accessible mental health for all.
My first love was basketball! I still play whenever I get a chance with the same friends since high school. My 6-year-old pit bull rescue named Luffy demands a lot of fetch and hiking. I am also excited at the idea of starting a cookbook with my grandma.
Breath work! Taking deep breaths from my stomach throughout the day. Since learning that breathing is a practice we have control over, even in stressful situations, it has been an integral part of my daily routine to support my mental and emotional well-being.
Job Path NYC - they help individuals with developmental disabilities build community and job opportunities. I used to work for them years ago, and still think about all the amazing work they do.
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