As a bicultural first-generation Vietnamese-American psychotherapist, I know that balancing two cultural identities can feel weighted and exhausting. For children of refugees and immigrants, addressing emotional needs may not have been modeled in a way that felt safe, nurturing, validated, or regulating. These needs and the accompanying complexities could have not been recognized or acknowledged in a way where you were validated or soothed. In this
My approach is to use traditional psychotherapy, a respectful culturally curious lens, and holistic strategies to help guide you to your inner healing. Some psychotherapy modalities that I incorporate are CBT, Narrative, Adlerian Therapy, and much more.