Our work can take up almost all of our time in a day, and the stress and emotions we feel from work can invoke unprocessed feelings from our upbringing and past events. The feelings and stress are making us very uncomfortable. Sitting in the feelings is making us even more uncomfortable. We then scroll through social media, stream TV shows/movies, or self-medicate to distract and calm ourselves. This method seems to be helping you get through your days until you realize maybe you want some changes.
Your life has been hijacked. Something happened, it was scary and overwhelming – and life hasn’t been the same since. It’s now dictating your actions, routines, relationships, and mood: huge reactions to loud noises, images or smells in what ought to be safe situations. And no matter your intention, no matter how much time passes, you keep reacting, you stay hypervigilant, you look for danger everywhere. When this goes on for some time, it’s easy to become despondent, overwhelmed, and exhausted. This doesn’t feel okay – not anymore.
I am here for you whether you are experiencing overwhelming emotions, undergoing a crisis, or feeling a general discontentment/unease towards life. Together we can navigate these challenges so you can live with more authenticity, meaning, and purpose. I honor your uniqueness and complexity. By establishing a nurturing rapport, I strive to create a safe, warm space for you to heal and grow.
Image a place you can finally take a break from daily hassles, turn off your inner judgmental voices, and listen to your body and intuition. Together, we engage in creativity and imagination, work on your emotions, explore your issues (spirituality, culture, family & relationship, stage of life), gather insights, and regain life control. Traditional therapy tends to focus on the past and problems (trauma and difficult memories). In my approach, we travel back to the past to locate the issue together. However, the focus is to move you toward living in the present and empowering you to create your ideal future.
The journey of life can be challenging, and you might be feeling sad, anxious, confused or even hopeless. My clinical approach in psychotherapy can help you to untangle challenges and become more aware of the strengths you already have. I have experience working with clients of different ages from children, teenagers to adults from diverse cultural backgrounds for a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and traumatic experience. I also conduct therapy in Mandarin for clients in need of a bilingual therapist.