About My Clients
We may be a good fit for each other if any of the following statements describe you: You’ve always had high expectations of yourself and those closest to you, but things haven’t gone quite as planned. You’re struggling to navigate a sea of complexities outside of your control. You want to connect with yourself and others who can understand and accept you for who you are. You live between cultures and can’t seem to find the middle ground.
My Background and Approach
I am a Filipino American Therapist, who is not Filipino enough to be acknowledged by my own family as Filipino due to being born in America; and who is not American enough to be acknowledged by Americans due to not being white. This identification and acknowledgment in my life has provided me a unique perspective and opportunity to help those I work with to manage the conditioned belief of perfectionism, and toxic family dynamics and heal from the experienced childhood trauma. I provide culturally sensitive therapy for Asian Americans who struggle with shame, guilt, perfectionism, and religious traumas to heal, grow and thrive. I also work with the LGBTQ+ population, completing the WPATH training to provide letters of support for HRT therapies and surgeries.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that every person has within them the capacity, wisdom, and resourcefulness to live a joyful, connected and meaningful life. My goal is not to give my clients answers, but rather to help them look within themselves to find the answers that were always there. You know yourself, what is best for you. I am just here to accompany you during this process of unlearning that which does not serve you and assist you in discovering what actually will. I also believe that therapy is a safe and inclusive space for clients of all identities, and I commit myself to creating a space where people can be seen and affirmed for who they It's never easy to reach out; stepping out of your comfort zone can be scary & exhausting. I understand. I will work with you step by step. I firmly believe anyone can recover from their pain & struggles with the appropriate support; they can even grow & thrive to arrive closer to their desired future. I am honored to be a guide in your healing journey.