About My Clients
You're in survival mode... and even more so in our current climate. You're exhausted, burned out, lonely, and trying to stay afloat. You are doing the best you can, but it doesn't feel sustainable.
My Background and Approach
I am a licensed counseling psychologist and my work has been with late adolescents (18-30 years) and adults (30+ years) in individual and group therapy. I’ve worked in college counseling centers, substance use centers, correctional settings, and community agencies serving survivors of political torture and victims of violence. My trauma-informed training tends to be most helpful for People of Color, immigrants, LGBTQ folx, and women. My approach to therapy begins with offering an emotional and psychologically safe space to focus on YOU. Where else is there a place to talk about you and your needs? A dedicated space to talk about hard things, painful things, shameful things, life things. Therapy can be that space. Over time, we can also identify patterns, history, and triggers to identify the root of the pain and suffering. You do not need to figure things out alone. We can identify the heart of the problem to tackle it together.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I am a temporarily able-bodied, Taiwanese American, cisgender, heterosexual woman. I am also a feminist, an aspiring anti-racist, and an LGBT-ally. I’m politically active, outspoken, and identifiable in the public eye for many reasons. Since 2020, I have been featured, cited, and interviewed in the media on the topic of anti-Asian racism, anti-immigrant sentiments, and the need for cross-racial coalition building. I am also a professor of counseling psychology. I teach, mentor, and advise graduate students. I conduct research to advocate for BIPOC communities and needs. I believe that therapy is a sacred space and a sacred relationship dedicated to your needs, your growth, and your journey. There is no other place like it, and no relationship that will allow you to focus on yourself without being judged or swayed to do anything else. It is the only space to be able to go there-- to talk about hard stuff-- without needing to take care of anyone else. You can finally be taken care of.