Growing up as the daughter of Taiwanese immigrants in the Bay Area, I have faced and experienced many of the challenges and stresses that come with navigating two cultures and ways of life. Like my parents, I too dream of providing better lives for those who come after me. As an Asian American psychologist, I am buoyed by the stories of my community and by a vision of making therapy accessible and acceptable to everyone.
I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Asian American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and my graduate degree in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. I completed my internship at Miami University in Oxford, OH and my postdoctoral residency at Kaiser Permanente Fremont Department of Mental Health Adult and Child Psychiatry. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings (school, community mental health, forensic, college, hospital and healthcare) and across the range of presenting issues.
My work with clients is collaborative and integrative, informed by trauma and with a focus on the relationship we create together. As safety and trust increases in the therapy relationship, we will draw upon your strengths to achieve the healing and growth that you seek. Goals of therapy would be to cultivate a healthy relationship with yourself through self-compassion and lovingkindness towards yourself, becoming your biggest supporter instead of your worst critic, and to experience relief from psychological symptoms.
I want to help, to help you feel seen, heard, and held and to realize the deepest desire within us to be in relationship with and connected to others. I achieve this by maintaining an open-minded, curious, culturally sensitive, and compassionate approach. I believe that every person deserves a safe and affirming space to tell their unique stories of struggle, pain, and hope. My goal is to empower individuals to take positive and concrete steps toward health and wellness in all areas of their lives.