“My goal is to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space where my clients can freely express their struggles and explore their vulnerability.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I grew up in a single family immigrant household with a non-English speaking mother. It was very difficult navigating both cultures. When I started therapy, I was able to understand my values and integrate both cultures into my identity. I learned more about who I am and developed a strong sense of self-esteem. I became a psychologist, hoping to provide the same support I was given as a child. I have experience as a client and provider. I provide short-term and long-term psychotherapy and specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. I utilize a culturally-grounded and empirically-supported approach tailored to meet each client's needs.
What should someone know about working with you?
My goal is to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space where my clients can freely express their struggles and explore their vulnerability. Collaboratively, we will identify the issue(s) and formulate a solution. I aim to teach new coping strategies, help you make healthier choices, and help you view issues from a different perspective.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am a member of the Asian American Psychological Association and continue to conduct research on psychotherapy for Asians.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I was raised with Confucius and Taoist values.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am most excited about learning different techniques and applying them.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
Yes, I continue to do research on Asian American psychology. I have two publications in both Frontiers in Psychology and APA PsycNet.
“I aim to teach new coping strategies, help you make healthier choices, and help you view issues from a different perspective.”