About My Clients
You’ve heard over and over how hard you are on yourself. Have some self-compassion, they say. Internally, you know this would be good for you, but it doesn’t come easily. You find yourself comparing and become overwhelmed, “Everyone has problems; They have it much worse; I should be more grateful." Self doubt washes over and you shut down. If this resonates, my hope is to guide you through the messy world of emotions and help give you an experience of what it means to hold yourself in love.
My Background and Approach
Some therapeutic themes I see in my work with clients include imposter syndrome, perfectionism, difficulty expressing needs, loneliness, low self- confidence, history of childhood trauma, social anxiety and panic attacks. My experience as a third generation Asian- American provides unique insight into recognizing the importance of culture, environment, and family and how ultimately, it shapes our identity. It can often be difficult to verbalize what we want and need for ourselves and from others. Personally and professionally, I find that art-making in the therapeutic process can assist in opening ourselves up to what pains us, to aide in self-expression and provide a different perspective you may not have seen before. And please don’t worry if you have no prior art experience. I remind my clients that it is more about expression than about the aesthetics.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I have a soft spot for the work that I do because I have personally participated in the often difficult but beautiful therapy journey. Healing begins with the safety created when someone is willing to sit in it with us, in the context of our whole story, which is why my priority is to create a non-judgmental and open space for you to be seen, understood, and empowered to face the difficulties in your life.