Are you someone who is trying to figure out their way in the world but feels like they are getting in their own way? Perhaps you feel like you're procrastinating too much, feel anxious about taking the next step, or just simply do not have the energy? I support Asian Americans and other people of color who struggle with depression, anxiety, intergenerational and complex trauma, burnout, perfectionism and substance use.
My Background and Approach
I became a social worker because growing up, I saw the unmet mental health needs of the Asian American community, particularly in the Vietnamese refugee community that I come from. I saw that when there was no emotional outlet after traumatic events, people often had to cope in ways that did not serve them well.
For me, all good things start with a conversation. Consequently, therapy with me begins with a conversation about who you are and what healing looks like for you. I am an excellent listener and am able to distill and communicate what I hear in a way that resonates differently. I aim to give you a new vocabulary for your experience so you can write the next chapter of your life with more joy.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
While I believe in therapy because I have personally benefitted from it, I know how hard it was to ask for help during different times in my life. Kudos to you for getting this far. I would be honored to be part of your journey towards healing so please feel free to contact me.
I hail from Queens, New York but currently live in Los Angeles with my husband, two children, and a feisty betta fish named Bubbles.