Growing up, I have always been the type of person who gave the space to my friends to vent about anything in their lives. In the fourth grade, I even volunteered to be a peer mediator for the school year helping kindergarteners and first graders with resolving any issues they may have with peers during recess.
Fast forward to 2019, I began working closely with foster youth with complex trauma for almost three years in a group home setting. My time working with foster youth further fueled my passion to become a clinical therapist and give individuals a safe space to process any emotions or difficulties they may face. Since then, I genuinely enjoy working collaboratively with my clients and witnessing their growth and journey.
Graduated Alliant International University with a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy
Volunteered working with adolescents who were experiencing grief through loss, divorce, incarceration, etc throughout my undergraduate experience in Hawai’i
Previously worked in community mental health providing therapy services and case management for the adolescents and families in the AAPI community
Became a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator in 2022
In my work, I focus on understanding my clients as a whole person, and not just their challenges. With my experience working with a culturally diverse population and being an Asian-American therapist, I also find it crucial that my work also embodies cultural humility and competence. My approach to therapy is generally informed by existential/humanistic ideas while also incorporating many interventions from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Of course, every client is different and so I will tailor sessions based on each individual’s goals and needs.
I offer a free phone consultation to see if we are the right fit.
You can book a time to chat with me below. I look forward to hearing from you.