Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I provide therapy to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, or simply going through a difficult time in their life. Maybe it's related to your work or relationships; sometimes, it can just be plain hard to work through it on your own. And that's where I come in.
Therapy with me means taking the time to get to know you and help you find solutions or new ways to manage whatever it is you're going through so you can start feeling better. While I tend to favor Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness based practices, together we'll find the approach that works best for your needs.
Some of the type of clients that I enjoy working with are young adults, recent graduates, those trying to start a family or new parents. I am a strong supporter of maternal mental health and am passionate about helping couples and individuals navigate the stress that comes with trying to conceive and the full perinatal adjustment. Finally, as an Asian American and therapist of color, I strive to provide counseling that is culturally sensitive, affirming and inclusive to all.
MSW - Social Work, San Diego State University
I encountered a lot personally growing up as a child of immigrant parents and saw how difficult it was to navigate certain topics and issues that would come up. Seeing the benefit that a mental health professional brought into my life and my family's life inspired me to go in this field of work.
I enjoy time with family, live music, theatre and sporting events and mindful walks with my Golden Retriever.
I aim to do a guided meditation each day and find it helps me to keep perspective as I start my day.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone. I was pleasantly surprised at my first read and then found on the second go, certain parts of the book that resonated with me as a therapist. It's relatable, resonated with me and a reminder of how we're all just trying to figure things out, even when we may seem to have it all together!
Make A Wish Foundation. They are truly incredible in terms of uplifting children and families dealing with a critical illness.
Sleep or music!
I have a Golden Retriever. She's the sweetest. She loves the water and loves fetching out her toy fish from the pool. She will often rest under my feet when I'm in session then check in when she hears the session come to an end.
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