“I hold space for others to be their authentic selves no matter what.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
As a child of immigrant parents, I learned how to embrace my cultural upbringing as well as the dominant culture by cultivating a deep appreciation for both and facilitating dialogue when fears around the dismantling of culture arose. My perspective has always been different and my advocacy has always been strong. I supported those in my community and feel as though I've been walking in my purpose since I was a child. I recall intervening in family disputes of neighbors to help facilitate understanding when relationships became strained. For as long as I can remember, I've been the confidante and the voice to the voiceless. I hold space for others to be their authentic selves no matter what. I have experience working in the areas of child welfare, forensics, family defense, higher and elementary education, article 31 clinics, intimate partner violence, and homeless and transitional housing. I've worked in many settings as a frontline worker and administrator, which has enhanced my skill set.
What should someone know about working with you?
My intake process entails gathering information about you and the presenting issue. Progress is determined by identified changes in patterns, behaviors, and thinking as well as coping skills and improvements to emotional wellbeing. I assign homework when necessary, specifically tailoring it to what was discussed. I like working with clients who are ready for change.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am committed to lifelong learning. I enjoy learning about effective techniques, modalities, and theories as well as learning about opposing points of view.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I show up as a therapist who understands that there are barriers and stigmas that deter people who look like me from therapy. My core values allow me to show up in a way that feels safe, honest, and empathetic.
“Progress is determined by identified changes in patterns, behaviors, and thinking as well as coping skills and improvements to emotional wellbeing.”