About My Clients
I work well with clients experiencing issues with life transitions, ethnic minority issues, LGBTQIA+ issues, depression and anxiety orders, and people within the Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Clients would want to improve their mental health, augment their coping skills, and broaden their perspectives on life. I've often worked with clients that have had difficulty connecting with others and feeling understood.
My Background and Approach
I have worked in social services since 2010. My work experience includes individual/group therapy sessions at UCLA Health Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, moderate-to-severe mental illness cases for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in men's and women's institutions, and individual Telehealth therapy sessions at USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work under the supervision of Ivy League and USC doctoral credentialed supervisors. I foster a safe environment to process your thoughts, and I enlist a pragmatic and supportive style of treatment. I allow you to be seen, heard, and validated. I care about my patients, and with time I can be directive and motivational. I will start where you are and give you the space and time for self-actualization and exploration.
More About the People I Treat
I endorse a strong "talk-therapy" approach to treatment, welcoming you to speak in-depth while I listen and ask Socratic questions or pose scenarios. I also use structured treatment: setting and following up on concrete goals and/or completing therapeutic work assignments. I take a hybrid approach and start where you are - if you want to talk, we talk. If you want to do goal setting or worksheets, we can do that, too. I invite you to contact me for a free 15-minute consultation. We will not be a good fit if you expect me to "give you advice" or "tell you what to do." You are the expert of you and I am here to fit your needs. I am not here to tell you what the right path is, but to show you the multitude of paths available and explore the many possible outcomes.