About My Clients
Are you feeling lost? Struggling to figure out why you can’t catch a damn break? Stuck in the never-ending rabbit holes of what to do next? Yep, it sounds like you’re my type of client. I work with high functioning individuals, who feel like they have seemingly lost their way. We all struggle with life struggles; often causing anxiety, irrational fear, undue stress, depression, anger, and confusion. I help my clients navigate through the darkness, and get back on their path towards peace.
My Background and Approach
As a first generation Asian American, I was always taught that hard work, determination, and achievements would bring me happiness. I spent my formative years working towards those goals, racking up my achievements from college degrees, to good jobs, and healthy salaries. But with each new tier, I realized that the feelings of happiness were ever-fleeting. In its wake, were feelings of inadequacy, internalized judgements, and increasing fears of failure. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have learned that this is not a rare phenomenon. In my therapeutic work, I collaborate with clients to help them discover what bring them true feelings of peace. I have experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings, and have a proven track record of helping my clients create harmonious and balanced lives . I view therapy through a trauma-informed lens, and believe that by learning to honor our traumatic experiences, we open the doors to healing the mind, body, and soul.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My journey in becoming a therapist has been a tale of humility, acceptance, gratitude, and self-discovery. Much like Goldilocks, I had to try many different beds before finding the right fit. Having pursued a career in business in my twenties, I soon came to realize that I had fallen into the trap of appeasing my immigrant parents, rather than following my own passions. I have found that the stories we tell ourselves internally make a lasting impact on our life decisions. By identifying these stories without judgment, I believe we all have the power to take control of our lives. Change begins with observing and accepting all of the covert and overt influences that shape our present-day selves. I value the courage it takes to practice true authenticity. I believe that therapy is a place for individuals to look at their authentic selves in the mirror, acknowledge their fears of judgment, and move past these fears to embrace the truly badass person looking back.