I grew up in Texas (Houston, Austin) and have made the San Francisco Bay Area my home for the past 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 15 years of combined psychotherapy, coaching, and mentoring experience working with a range of ages and issues.
My clinical experience and training include conducting individual and couples therapy in private practice, university counseling centers and a community mental health clinic. In my work, I utilize a combination of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal techniques. I also take a positive psychology and strengths-based approach.
I have experience and training in facilitating structured and unstructured psychotherapy process groups. Additionally, I facilitated support groups for Stanford University graduate women business students (MBA and Ph.D. programs) for a couple of years.
I currently advise and coach Ph.D. and Psy.D. students from APA-accredited counseling and clinical psychology programs through 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 for 8 years and focused on clinical training and professional development. I provided advising and coaching to clinical psychology doctoral students in their field placements and regarding their professional identity development.
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