Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Relational, Strengths-based
I am passionate about my work with adults who struggle to live in the in-between worlds (e.g., cultural and gender identity, work, family, relationships, etc.). I believe that transformation occurs within a blanket of emotional security. Therefore, it is crucial for me to curate a compassionate and safe therapeutic space for my clients as they experience difficult emotions in the moment. I practice from a strength-based approach in which I view you as the expert in your lived experience. Together, I will co-create a support system that is unique to your individual healing journey. You are safe here.
As an immigrant and first-generation college student myself, I feel deeply about the unique challenges and stressors to code-switch from one culture to another in order to fit in. The experience of "otherness" feels significantly isolating and leaves one questioning their "enoughness." Your bicultural experience is enough. And your mental health matters. I'd feel tremendous gratitude to provide culturally sensitive care and celebrate you in your whole humanity.
MS - Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling, San Francisco State University
I always had an interest in human psychology as a kid. The driving force behind my aspiration to become a mental health professional comes from my own family history of mental illness. My grandma suffered from symptoms of schizophrenia. My sister-in-law lost her life to suicide. I have second-hand experience of how isolating and debilitating mental illness feels and the strain it inflicts on family members and friends. This experience motivates me in my clinical work to ensure that my clients feel seen and live fulfilling lives.
I love yoga and arts and crafts. My new hobby is roller skating as it invites me to be a kid again.
I heavily lean into my yoga practice to stay grounded and find clarity. I love that it merges both mindfulness and active physical work to support my holistic health. I am a lifelong learner of my ever-changing physical sensation, thoughts, and feelings. I also love playing with my 16-month-old niece; I feel constantly impressed by her growth and contagious laughter. I feel very full watching her make new neurological connections every day.
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