As a first generation Asian American, I was always taught that hard work, determination, and achievements would bring me happiness. I spent my formative years working towards those goals, racking up my achievements from college degrees, to good jobs, and healthy salaries. But with each new tier, I realized that the feelings of happiness were ever-fleeting. In its wake, were feelings of inadequacy, internalized judgements, and increasing fears of failure. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have learned that this is not a rare phenomenon. In my therapeutic work, I collaborate with clients to help them discover what bring them true feelings of peace. I have experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings, and have a proven track record of helping my clients create harmonious and balanced lives . I view therapy through a trauma-informed lens, and believe that by learning to honor our traumatic experiences, we open the doors to healing the mind, body, and soul.