My area of focus is working with individuals, youth, couples and families to reclaim agency in their lives, identities and relationships.
Areas of Focus:
• Gender, cultural, racial, and sexual identity development
• Family, peer, and romantic relationship concerns
• BIPOC childhood trauma
• Adolescents and young adults, families, and couples
• Asian American and BIPOC folks, LGBTQ+
Approach & Style:
• Narrative therapy
• EFT and attachment-based
• B.S. in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz
• B.S. in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz
• M.S. in Counseling Psychology from San Diego State University
I practice a collaborative, client-centered and culturally-sensitive approach to therapy. Utilizing strengths-based approaches and interventions pulled from Narrative Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, I support my clients in identifying their strengths and empowering them to assume their own preferred narratives and identities.
As a second-generation Asian American woman, I am passionate about working with people of color (especially people who identify with the AAPI community) in destigmatizing mental health in their communities. I also aim to acknowledge systems of oppression and other sociological factors of a presenting concern in order to separate the problem from the person themselves and work towards depathologizing their mental health.
I have experience working with a variety of different presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety/panic/social anxiety, identity development (including racial identity, cultural identity, gender identity, coming of age, etc), disordered eating patterns and body image concerns, relational concerns (with significant others, family and home life, friends), grief/loss, and trauma.