“You don’t plant the seed and eat the fruit on the same day.” Therapy is a process and it’s not always going to be easy. As someone who has received therapy in the past, I understand how intimidating and stigmatizing receiving mental health services can be. I hope that together, we can get past any reservations and anxieties to build toward an enriched life. In the meantime, I am committed to providing a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. I have a passion for helping children and families to collaboratively achieve their goals and overcome life’s challenges.
My main areas of experience and expertise are anxiety, trauma, parenting skills, autism, depression, behavioral issues, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other mental health disorders across age groups. I approach therapy through evidence-based techniques, including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, attachment work, and solution-focused therapy. Most importantly, as a person-centered therapist, I tailor therapy to meet each person's or family’s unique needs and goals.
I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and Associate Marriage and Family Therapist certified under the Board of Behavioral Sciences. I received two bachelor degrees and one minor degree at California State University, Long Beach. I majored in Child Development and Family Studies as well as Family Life Education and minored in psychology. I went to graduate school to study Clinical Psychology with the emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pepperdine University. I have 4 years of experience helping individuals and families improve their mental health and overall well-being. I am experienced in working with individuals with diverse backgrounds and I am LGBTQ+ affirming.
In my free time, I thoroughly enjoy putting my creativity to the test. I enjoy art in all of its forms. The art media I tend to gravitate toward are photography, ink art, sketching, and painting. I also love to read books to expand my knowledge, offer myself different perspectives, and temporarily allow my mind to visit another world. Other things I enjoy are traveling, trying new foods, and enjoying a nice day at the beach.
Something personal about me is that I have personally experienced the transformative power of therapy. As a result, I am passionate about helping others overcome their challenges and achieve their goals. My own experience has also given me a unique perspective on the therapeutic process and the courage it takes to seek help when needed.
I am a Cambodian and Chinese woman who immigrated to America. As an Asian American woman, I understand firsthand the unique challenges that Asian Americans face in today's society. I am enthusiastic in advocating for social justice and providing a voice for marginalized communities.
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