I am an experienced LCSW providing short and long-term psychotherapy in NY & CA. I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, immigration, parenting, life transitions, relational issues, and Asian identify. I have effectively helped people to improve in these areas:
Practiced Attachment Focused-EMDR on relationship with mother. Client improved confident as a parent.
Helped teenager client to improve in depression, graduated from high school and attended college during COVID-19.
Work-life-family balance for highly stressful professionals such as tech folks and medical doctors.
Worked on decision making on divorce, relocation, having kids, and elderly parents caretaking.
Enhanced communication between Asian American adult children and their immigrant parents.
Overcame procrastination in finishing doctoral dissertation while job searching.
Couple reported improvement in communication and intimacy.
Grief counseling for unexpected lost of family members.
Supportive counseling to client with terminated illness to overcome treatment with positive mental health.
Postpartum depression prevention and treatment.
Co-parenting after divorce.
Integration of therapeutic interventions that tailor clients strengths, needs and their preferences are my emphasis. The best result often is a collaborative effort. I am familiar with using the trauma framework (PTSD or complex trauma, developmental, & generational pain), somatic experiencing, polyvagal theory, attachment injury, and psychodynamic work. We work on our parts, trauma responses, brain function and nervous system in relation to mental health, emotions and behaviors.In couple and family relationship, we start with issues, create insight on deeper need and insecurity that create conflicts. We help each other to see the vulnerability and acceptance. We practice communication that speaks for the true self longing for secured attachment and independency.