Therapeutic Approach: Many of us seek therapy when we feel stuck, overwhelmed, or even broken. I strive to honor how intimidating and vulnerable it is to ask for help through creating a safe, compassionate, and collaborative environment where you can feel seen and heard. As a therapist who provides culturally sensitive and trauma-informed care, I believe it is important to explore how your cultural background, early family relationships, and life experiences have impacted you, your emotions, and your relationships. Together in therapy, we can foster your self-growth and healing through learning new ways of relating to yourself and others. I draw from a variety of approaches to fit the needs of my clients, including psychodynamic, emotion-focused, attachment-based, mindfulness, self-compassion, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I have experience in addressing depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, attachment issues, perfectionism, family/relationship, and cultural issues.
Background: I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, my master’s degree in Intercultural Studies from Regent University, and my undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University. I am passionate about providing culturally sensitive services to those that come from various cultural, spiritual, and ethnic backgrounds. I have provided individual, family, and group therapy for children, families, and adults in a variety of settings including schools, a pediatric hospital, outpatient clinics, and community mental health centers. My pre-doctoral APA accredited internship was working with children and families at the Guidance Center in Long Beach.