About Me

How I Work

I strive to promote healing and growth through connection, relationship, and authenticity. I believe in people and their resilience to adapt and thrive.

I belive that our lives begin and are sustained by connection with others. We are born as connecting beings and most of our wounds and our healing comes from our relationships with others. As an integrative psychologist, I take ideas and interventions from systems, multicultural, feminist, intepersonal, and psychodynamic approaches to weave together an understanding of who you are now based on what you have and are currently experiencing. Together, we figure out who you want to be and how to get there. I am here to see you, understand you, and support you.

I am trained in the following therapies:

  • Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Future-Directed Therapy (FDT)
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE)

Education

Azusa Pacific University
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, emphasis in Family Psychology (2013)

Azusa Pacific University
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, emphasis in Family Psychology (2009)

University of Washington
B.S. in Psychology (2006)

Professional Experience

At heart, I am genuinely a West Coast girl and I am proud to have completed my graduate education and training up and down this coast I love. My clinical training was completed in a range of settings, including schools, college counseling centers, medical centers, VAs, and community mental health clinics. I’ve worked with individuals, couples, and groups in both mental health settings as well as other non-traditional settings such as primary care and transitional housing agencies. I’ve conducted assessments for academic, medical, and forensic purposes. I assisted in research that resulted in a new therapy for depression and anxiety at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with Dr. Jennice Vilhauer. I am trained Emotionally-Focused Therapy, a couples therapy created by Dr. Sue Johnson. Additionally, I loved mentoring and supervising practicum students and interns.

My clinical, research, consultation, and supervision interests include couples therapy, Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander mental health, cultural identity, biculturalism, Future-Directed Therapy, depression, mental health stigma, alternative and holistic approaches in mental health, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, women’s issues, and integrated care.