I believe that everyone, when provided with a safe and supportive environment, is capable of overcoming various curveballs that life throws our way. Deciding to start therapy takes great strength - I want to congratulate you for taking your first big step!
As a Japanese-Chinese American woman, I have firsthand experience of some of the common challenges that many Asian and Asian Americans face in terms of transitioning to a completely new culture. I am here to support you in your transitional journey, and will help you discover and build upon your inner strengths, as well as provide effective coping skills.
I have experience and passion for for working with teens, young adults, and elders who have experienced trauma, as well as issues related to depression, anxiety, and grief. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Mindfulness-Based approaches to help you get skilled at identifying unhealthy beliefs and rebuilding your self-narrative.
My therapy approach is collaborative, as I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy and will tailor our sessions to meet your unique goals and needs. I look forward to helping you get unstuck from whatever situation you came to therapy for, and to join you in this difficult (yet beautiful) journey you are embarking on.
Coping Skills, Cultural Issues, Depression, Immigration, Trauma / PTSD