“I consider it a privilege to be let into the inner lives of my clients and help them on their journey to healing, developing self-identity, and discovering increased insight.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My family immigrated to America when I was young and, from any early age, I became interested in how our upbringing and cultural context impact the way we relate to the world around us. This early curiosity led me to study psychology in college and develop a passion for forming deep connections with individuals and learning about their stories. I continue to place value on how early attachment relationships impact current relational patterns. I consider it a privilege to be let into the inner lives of my clients and help them on their journey to healing, developing self-identity, and discovering increased insight. I have trained across a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient hospitals, community mental health centers, and schools. In addition to private practice, I work as a school psychologist at a therapeutic high school where I help adolescents develop emotional regulation skills.
What should someone know about working with you?
My approach to treatment is warm, collaborative, nonjudgmental, and integrative. I draw from cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy to best serve my clients. Most importantly, I believe in the value of the therapeutic relationship as the foundation for change. We would begin our work together with me getting to know you as an individual, establishing goals and developing a strong relationship. My goal is for therapy to be a safe space where you are accepted, you feel validated, and each session is tailored with your specific goals in mind.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe that each person is shaped by the biological, cultural, and sociological factors in their life. As a result, my approach in therapy is to honor the individuality of my clients. I approach treatment through a lens of how race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity intersect in each individual.
What types of clients do you typically work with?
I provide individual therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults. Additionally, I work with parents to provide effective tools to best support their child. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioral concerns, and transitional changes (e.g., adjusting to high school or college). I am passionate about supporting adolescents in developing their self-identity and navigating family and peer relationships.
“My goal is for therapy to be a safe space where you are accepted, you feel validated, and each session is tailored with your specific goals in mind.”