I grew up in Texas (Houston, Austin) and have made the San Francisco Bay Area my home for more than 15 years. I value the simple things in life: gratitude, kindness, relationship, and balance. I believe each person has their own path, and there is no one “right way” to live life. I see my role as helping individuals identify and embrace their core values and live their life more aligned with these values. I enjoy helping people grow as well as embrace themselves as they are.
As an Asian American therapist, I am honored to offer culturally sensitive services to a variety of individuals, especially Asian Americans, other People of Color/indigenous people, immigrants, women, LGBTQ+ folks.
Qualifications and Experience
Licensed Psychologist in California – PSY 21234
- Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin
- B.S. in psychology, Duke University
- Over 20 years of combined psychotherapy, coaching, teaching, and mentoring experience
- Independent practice – psychotherapy, coaching, and consultation.
- Higher education – graduate advisor, administrator, group facilitator, psychotherapist, instructor, and consultant
- Social justice issues – racism, sexism; intersectional oppression
I worked in higher education in multiple roles for 20 years and understand academic culture well for undergrads, grad students, faculty, staff, and administration, and particularly how that impacts people with marginalized identities. More details are available on my LinkedIn profile.
I have experience and training in facilitating structured and unstructured psychotherapy process groups. Additionally, I have also facilitated support groups for Stanford graduate women business students (MBA and Ph.D.) and psychology graduate students of Color over the past several years.
DOCTORAL PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING & COACHING
I created a free resource, Psych Grad Corner, for clinical, counseling, and school psychology students. I also provide advising and coaching services to Ph.D. and Psy.D. students from APA-accredited counseling and clinical psychology programs for the APPIC doctoral internship application process. Previously, I served as practicum coordinator and internship advisor in the APA-accredited clinical psychology Ph.D. Program at Palo Alto University and focused on clinical training and professional development.
Learn more about my PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES.