From the outside, you appear to have it all worked out. You have a stable job, you have good friends, maybe you’re in a relationship. Your life is comfortable by most standards—even enviable. But when you’re alone, you’re plagued with anxiety, self-doubt, and dissatisfaction. Perhaps you’ve lost sight of who you are, where you’re headed, and why you’re working so hard. You compare yourself to others, fear that people may eventually see through you, and ruminate about your imperfections and past mistakes. Sometimes you wonder if you even deserve your success. And while you try to make time to be a good partner, friend, mother or father, daughter or son, you feel guilty that it’s never quite enough. And time for you—what’s that? You want to feel better, but find yourself stuck in old patterns and wondering if you can ever change.
As a therapist, I strive to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space to support this process and help you move past fears and obstacles that may be getting in the way of your success and happiness. I help adults navigate life transitions and challenges related to identity, self-worth, relationships, and career. You can learn more about the therapy process and what it’s like to work with me here.
Together, we’ll work towards goals such as deepening self-awareness, overcoming unhelpful patterns, learning effective coping methods, cultivating self-acceptance, and building emotional resilience. I regularly incorporate psychodynamic therapy, CBT, mindfulness, EMDR, somatic experiencing, and solutions-focused approaches in my practice depending on each individual’s needs.
I am particularly interested in working with diverse populations, including 1.5 and 2nd generation Asian Americans, BIPOC, and expats. As a native New Yorker and second generation Taiwanese-American, I’m especially attuned to issues of belonging and marginalization, and the complexities that arise from navigating intersectional identities and conflicting expectations, wants, and needs.
Prior to practicing therapy, I worked in advertising and marketing. I have found that my own winding path has given me a unique perspective and ability to connect with a variety of individuals and their struggles.
If this resonates with you, I invite you to take the first step towards feeling better. Please visit my web site to schedule a complimentary consultation. I would be honored to help you reshape your life story to create more balance, meaning, and fulfillment.