About My Clients
Strengths-focused therapy for young adults, parents, and perfectionists. I believe that reaching out for support shows courage and openness to new possibilities. At the heart of my approach is respect for you, your background, and your dreams. I seek to understand what is important to you and support you in becoming more fully yourself. My approach is culturally respectful, humble, and equity-minded.
My Background and Approach
Therapy with me is validating, grounding, and insightful. My vibe is gentle and non-judgemental, which I believe arises naturally from my respect and care for my clients. I use evidence-based practices and teach practical skills to empower clients to heal themselves. I believe change happens when we develop the ability to listen to what we need in the moment. From there, awareness begins to blossom, as we start feeling more connected to ourselves and others. I consider myself extremely lucky to do the work that I do. In my past 12 years working with clients (in doctoral training and beyond), my experience has affirmed that each person has inherent strengths and wisdom. I believe people are naturally oriented towards connection and growth. They just need the right space to affirm who they really are and imagine new possibilities. It’s an honor to be a part of the journey.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I identify as a woman of the global majority/women of color, Asian American, and a child of immigrants. I am passionate about racial justice and systemic change. I love and am deeply proud of the strength and beauty of communities of the global majority and LGBTQIA communities (including intersectionality). Counseling is your safe, affirming space where you don't need to justify yourself. As a therapist, I am inspired by the words of Toni Morrison, "“The function, the very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language and you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly so you have scientists working on the fact that it is. Somebody says you have no art, so you dredge that up. Somebody says you have no kingdoms, so you dredge that up. None of this is necessary. There will always be one more thing.”