About My Clients
Do you feel stuck or hopeless about a problem in your life? Is anxiety making you feel overwhelmed? Does depression keep you from enjoying life? Do you feel pressure that your life "should" look a certain way? Trying to live up to other people's expectations or even our own can be exhausting. I am interested in gaining a fuller understanding about the issues you are facing and how you prefer your life to be.
My Background and Approach
In addition to my private practice, I am a Professor in the Masters Counseling Program, Department of Special Educational, Rehabilitation and Counseling at Cal State University San Bernardino. I am also a part of a research team and my work has been published in the Journal of Contemporary Narrative Therapy. I work from a postmodern lens, meaning I am curious about your life, your narrative, and what things you give value to. I am compassionate and non-judgmental with my clients. Through our sessions, we can identify the issues you are up against, map out how they are affecting your life, and develop ways to confront them and make meaningful and sustainable changes. Together, we can establish goals and figure out ways to move towards them. We will build off of your strengths and unique abilities. If you are interested, I can also provide mindfulness techniques and practices to support you in your journey.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I am a queer mixed race Chinese Chicana woman. Social justice and the environment are very important to me. I am active in my art, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ communities. I also have a background in Art and Photography and have an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. I enjoy working with artists, writers, performers, and musicians. I have lived throughout the western US as well as Paris and Berlin. I enjoy traveling, cycling, and spending time in the outdoors.