I help people in tech and STEM fields who are struggling with stress, persistent worry, and relationship issues find relief. Through data-informed techniques, you will learn how to tame anxious thoughts, be more confident, and take better care of yourself. As the emotional side of your life becomes better managed, you will be free to focus on your professional goals and meaningful relationships
My passion is conducting therapy with Asians, both immigrants and Asian-Americans. As a Taiwanese-American therapist, I am well-versed in the family dynamics of Asian culture. I am also experienced in dealing with parent-child conflicts between first-generation Chinese parents and their westernized second-generation teenagers and adult children. My work centers on helping parents and children recognize their cultural differences in order to better understand one another and maintain healthy relationships. Sessions may be in either Mandarin and English.
You are not meant to live alone and in isolation. If you are experiencing challenges at school, work or in your relationships due to all the changes in life, the therapeutic relationship can facilitate for your souls to flourish through the pain, past traumas, and current challenges. The difficult circumstances can lead us to struggle, as well as, propel our souls to flourish. I hope you take the time to nourish the growth & health of your overall wellbeing. I offer a reflective, collaborative and confidential atmosphere to navigate healing from the past, by learning coping in the present, and envisioning goals for your future.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
My goal is to help you uncover your potential and lead a life that feels worth celebrating. While we can't change the past, we can work together to better understand your personal history and to resolve some of the challenges that remain. By using an approach that is specific to you and your needs, we can address long-standing emotional obstacles, behavioral patterns and perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Together, we can focus both on how to make concrete changes to provide immediate relief while also getting to the root of issues to foster long-lasting change.
Did you wake up this morning, feeling sad or with untold anxiety about starting your day? A day fraught with dealing with relational issues child(ren), your significant other, family members or others individuals? This be the day you pick up the phone to garner the support you deserve in making some much needed changes in your life. Help is but a phone call away.
I see psychotherapy as an emotionally reparative relationship. We are hurt by people, and we are healed by people as well. After over 30 years of this privilege of helping others explore the issues that have created barriers to their experience of a full and flourishing life, I have learned that human beings are amazingly resilient, and they can heal and grow and experience new beginnings. We are never limited by our past, but we sometimes need help figuring out how to accept and work through the grief and disappointments of our past before we can create new patterns of health and connection.
Better - that's what you want; to be better, do better, and feel better. My goal is to help you get to your "better". You may feel alone with your experience or that no one would understand what you've been through - you may not even understand it yourself. But trust me when I say that you are not alone, and you CAN reach your goal! Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or you have been down this road before, I can help you to heal mentally and emotionally, to learn how to have a better relationship with yourself and others, and to develop the insight to reach your greatest potential.
Even the strongest and most successful people have moments of confusion, hurt, and loss. You may find yourself thinking "I never thought I would end up here." Despite overcoming so many obstacles in the past, you're now faced with a situation that seems overwhelming. How do you regain your footing and begin to heal?
Your overall wellness extends beyond your physical health and, by taking this first step to find a therapist, you are showing yourself love and compassion. Thank you for making your emotional and mental well-being a priority. Change takes time, is difficult, and can be scary but is ultimately, liberating and transformative. When we make changes in our lives, we open ourselves up to growth and new possibilities. Ghandi believed “the future depends on what you do today.” I believe each of us can overcome the obstacles that impact our relationships, happiness, quality of life, and keep us from being our most authentic selves.
I work to ensure all of my clients develop insights, overcome obstacles, and uncover the version of themselves they seek to find. I understand that in the face of challenges, this becomes an incredibly daunting task. I offer a non-judgmental and compassionate space for clients to feel heard and understood. I work with teens and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, OCD, relationship issues, divorce, and life transitions. I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, and Family Systems approaches, while incorporating behavioral techniques as needed.
Just because you're struggling, does not mean you're failing. Are you a new mom who feels like something is just not quite right? Has starting a family been difficult and/or different than you imagined it would be? Has your new role left you feeling overwhelmed? Do you sometimes regret becoming a parent? Do you just need support while you figure it out? Trust your instincts. Transitioning into motherhood can be a time filled with joy and excitement but also stress, frustration, fear and heartbreak. I enjoy working alongside clients through their unique journeys of trying to conceive, pregnancy, postpartum and whatever comes next.
Navigating life's challenges is never easy, but reaching out for help is a brave first step to living a more genuine and fulfilling life. I have expertise in working with individuals struggling with childhood trauma and trauma-related symptoms such as grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relational conflict. I believe every client is unique and deserves to be listened to and understood in an empathetic way. I am passionate about creating a safe, kind, collaborative and judgment-free space where clients can attain new insights, experience new feelings, and find a renewed sense of physical and mental well-being.
I understand that healing takes courage, and requires trust in the person from whom you are seeking help. I value integrity, wisdom, creativity, and empathic connection. My approach is strengths-based, collaborative and empowering. I enjoy helping you make sense of your past experience, live fully in the present moment, and dream about the future.
Life can feel overwhelming at times. You might be experiencing a crisis, having relationship issues with your family, your partner, and or friend. You might have experienced some trauma from the past or recently and it's affecting your well-being at this moment. If you do not feel like you can be yourself, it's time to reach out for help. You might need some help and someone that can really listen and guide you through mental distress. I will help you with your relationship issues with your partner, family, friend or child. I will work with you to heal, cope, and achieve harmony.
As a Marriage & Family Therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
Are you experiencing relationship concerns, interpersonal challenges, or employment issues? Struggling with addiction, depression, self-esteem, anxiety, or the aftermath of trauma? As a therapist, I am here to support and guide you. I am empathetic, genuine, connected and collaborative. My role is to facilitate your understanding of what is preventing and blocking you from achieving your goals, harmony of mind and repose. Prior to becoming a therapist, I have worked for over 15 years in the entertainment industry. A process of introspection led me to discover my true passion lies in connecting with people.
As a registered art therapist (ATR) and aspiring play therapist, I currently work primarily with child and teenage clients. Through assisting my clients in processing their feelings and experiences from a strength based, person centered approach.
I lived in 3 different countries throughout my formative years which has inspired in me a love for multiculturalism, open-heartedness, resilience, and a passion for helping people heal. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist. Additionally, I am genuinely respectful and considerate of all different sexual and gender identities, cultures, ethnicities, and faiths. I draw from my interest, knowledge, and experience with depth psychotherapy, mythology, and eco-therapy to assist my clients.
I'm a trauma-informed therapist specializing in mood disorders, somatic challenges, and relational distress. Overwhelm is our current cultural standard of functioning. It's hard to slow down, but you are in emotional, and perhaps, physical pain. Something needs to shift. Work with me to treat anxiety, depression, trauma, and strained relationships that have you in painful patterns. Privilege your own wellbeing to grow, change, and clarify how you want to engage life and others. Your well-being is a worthy goal in life.