My mission is to help people recognize their inner strength and practice self love. This the key for living an authentic and thriving life.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA
Many of us have felt anxious and/or depressed in situations where we felt nervous, scared, sad or hopeless. Getting through the day can be a struggle and asking for help can feel scary. We can feel isolated and have difficulty understanding what is happening to us. As your therapist, I will work with you in exploring your symptoms and help you better understand them. We will work together in finding practical ways to cope with anxiety and/or depression so you can live a balanced life.
As an immigrant, I understand first hand the challenges one faces around acculturation and assimilation. Going through the immigration process can be scary and the pressure from the society along with family pressure can result in stress while feeling like you don't quite fit in. As your therapist, we will delve deeper around the challenges you face and assist you in feeling confident with yourself and finding healthy ways to cope with potential anxiety that can arise.
Therapy is one major way to have personal growth. Whether you want to tackle past trauma, manage present challenges or work on figuring a future that works for you, therapy can help. I do not come with an agenda, and I make sure we discuss what would be most important for you in the session. My approach is strength-based and client centered putting you in the driver’s seat. Together, we will work on your goals that leads to a fulfilling and thriving life.
ACT is an empirically-based intervention that combines mindfulness and acceptance. The goal is to notice the feelings that may come rather than eliminating the difficult feelings. The first step to change is bringing awareness to what you're feeling. Together we can find ways to cope with any negative feelings and find healthy ways to manage them.
CBT is evidence-based intervention that works to change and challenging your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes improving your emotions and helping you with healthy coping strategies. CBT can be used for a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD. I can assist you in finding healthy coping strategies while learning about the thoughts, beliefs and attitude that don't serve you.
DBT combines standard cognitive-behavioral techniques along with acceptance, mindfulness and distress tolerance. DBT can help with treating anxiety, trauma, PTSD and substance use. DBT can help provide steps and ways to cope with any negative feelings and thoughts that may be coming up for you. DBT is evidence-based therapy modality that can provide healthy ways to manage your emotions, thoughts and beliefs.