Hello! Hola! Chao Ban!
A brief introduction to who I am and what I do
As a bilingual, multi-cultural, board-certified psychologist, I wear many hats. I provide evidence-based therapy, comprehensive psychological assessments, and trauma-informed workshops.
My professional background encompasses ten plus years of working nationally and internationally to empower children, adolescents, adults, and families to understand the underlying causes of their struggles, increase resiliency, and develop positive coping strategies. I create individualized treatment plans that are specific to my client’s history and needs.
My specialties include the intersections of one’s gender (cisgender, transgender, gender non-binary, agender), culture (racial, ethnic, familial, religious) and language. I help clients understand the impact of these potentially conflicting layers on their mental health and emotional well-being.
I utilize a positive approach to psychology and do not view symptoms as a mental illness.
Instead, I see emotional pain, identity struggles, and relationship problems as a natural part of the human experience and an opportunity for personal growth and healing.
I work from a strengths-based approach where I believe that we all have the inner tools and wisdom to become the best version of ourselves.
Are you interested?
It can be scary to reach out. But as a professional, I strive to answer your questions and provide you with referrals to other highly trained and competent providers if I believe they would be a better fit.
Please know you are not alone and there are resources for you and your family.
Update: If you are interested in learning more about #StopAAPIhate, here is a good collection of resources. Also, Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong is illuminating. Please consider donating to the Asian American Mental Health Collective, which has a directory of AAPI therapists who offer culturally informed mental health services (and may offer pro-bono/sliding fee services).