About My Clients
I specialize in various types of trauma, mood dysregulations (e.g., anxiety, depression, gender dysphoria), emotional-behavioral issues (e.g., social maladjustment, substance abuse, eating disorder & other addictive issues), relationship & family issues, sexuality & gender issues, body image issues, and career and other life issues. I love working with clients seeking to overcome their psychological blockages , increase clarity in conflicting situations, or find a meaningful direction in life
My Background and Approach
I utilize selective psychodynamic approaches based on object relations theory, analytical psychology, and existential psychology in combination with some of the cognitive and behavioral modification strategies based in mindfulness perspective. One of the most important therapeutic focuses in my clinical work is to help clients access their internal agency as they face challenging situations, so that they are not helpless about or victims of their circumstances or troublesome habits of their own but they are able to evaluate their positions and roles in dealing with them and to make accountable choices about them. For this, I often invite clients to a practice of mindful observation and engagements with their experiences. To further support that process, I can utilize techniques of EMDR, psychodrama, and other creative therapeutic interventions such as art and music, if beneficial and agreed by the clients.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
We all have our very unique and intrinsic desires that evolves as our lives unfold. When we have been in an adverse situation, due to internal or external reasons, we may fall out of touch with our desires. This can not only perpetuate our troubling situations but we may feel unsure and unable to navigate through those situations with clarity and authority - feeling helpless and stuck. Helping clients unearth or rekindle their desires and motivations is essential in my work as it provides them an opportunity to re-assess important values in life, make necessary shifts in their priorities, and create a mobility to move toward a meaningfulness in life. I work in a close collaboration with clients, where I help them initiate various forms of dialogues within their selves in search of deepening insights and moving forward from troubling situations. I'd love to hear from you if you are seeking a clarity in specific issues and connecting them to your desires, goals, meanings in life.