About My Clients
Relationships are challenging, especially when you’re conditioned to meet your parents’ and society’s expectations. Are you feeling pressured to find the perfect fit or having trouble with dating? Is dating affecting your self-esteem, or vice versa? Have you found your partner but struggle with moving forward? Or fear of committing to the wrong person? Are you having trouble in your marriage and want to improve your connection, or you’ve decided you need a divorce, but feel guilt and shame?
My Background and Approach
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University. I work with individuals who want to improve their relationships, adjust through significant life transitions personally and professionally, or experience anxiety, depression, and grief. I work with couples to gain insight into patterns, communicate effectively, identify their needs, and find constructive solutions. I work with individuals and couples in either long-term insight-oriented therapy or short-term solution-focused therapy.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Being a first/second-generation immigrant and successfully integrating your bicultural identity is challenging. I’ve been there too. Through my own experiences, life transitions, and training, I found my passion for working with those raised in collectivistic cultures. I work with individuals who want to explore their bicultural identity, establish boundaries in their families and relationships, and navigate the challenges of interracial or interfaith relationships. I am passionate about increasing awareness about the importance of mental health, specifically for diverse cultural backgrounds.