Welcome! I am an Asian American female therapist who enjoys supporting adolescents ages 7 and up, teenagers, young adults and adults.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Gatos, CA
Whether your child is having a difficult time adjusting to new routines or life situation, difficulty playing with/making friends, experiencing overwhelming feelings and unsure what to do about them, or other school-related concerns, I look forward to learning about the concerns, and identifying realistic and healthy solutions to help your child develop age appropriate tools for lifelong use.
Living with anxiety is like constantly thinking or having your mind interrupted by a flood of thoughts, experiencing anger/irritability during a situation that these feelings felt uncalled for, or feeling on edge/heart racing about a past or future thought. I look forward to learning about your anxiety, processing the impact on your life, and learning and applying realistic tools to support you for those in-the-moment-anxiety-provoking life situations.
I've witnessed varying degrees and symptoms of individuals with depression, whether their depression was months at a time or recently due to unexpected life situation(s). Through the work and support of varying therapy techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and/or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), just to name a few, and progressive steps towards reconnecting to resources in your community, I look forward to supporting you in this journey.
I utilize CBT to provide tools and skills in addressing a number of concerns. Although the process can be regimented, life is also unpredictable. In my opinion, the most important aspect of learning CBT is , consistent practice of the skills that are applicable to you and your life situations.
Through the use of DBT, I will support you in learning, and applying tools to help you calm your emotions in the moment, and process the options that may be available to you, in choosing the healthiest decision for your life's circumstances.
I utilize CBT to provide tools and skills in addressing a number of concerns. Although the process can be regimented, life is also unpredictable. In my opinion, the most important aspect of learning CBT is, consistent practice of the skills that are applicable to you and your life situations.
It is important to me that I have a variety of therapeutic styles to support my work with my clients with, not just the classics. I have found that having an eclectic therapy style such as art therapy, experiential therapy, strengths-based, and humanistic, just to name a few, has been supportive in my work, as each of you have individual needs and varying life situations that brings you to my office.