Eye movement desensitization and Reprocessing EMDR)
As an ever evolving and ever learning clinician, I utilize a variety of modalities in my therapeutic work. I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, a neurobiological approach that targets difficult memories from the past that form problematic patterns contributing to current issues, such as difficulty trusting, perfectionism, self- doubt, anxiety, depression and PTSD. I have been fully trained in EMDR Therapy and meet with experts in the field on a monthly basis for regular consultation. In addition to guiding you through reprocessing the past, I also incorporate humanistic, mindfulness-based, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy techniques to help you find peace in the nature of impermanence and approach life in a gentler way.
Being a Queer, Asian American therapist, I am familiar with the cultural barriers and challenges of identifying as an immigrant, a woman, and a member of the LGBTQ+ community both professionally and personally. During the troubled time in my life, I was fortunate to cross paths with healing professionals that showed me hope. Since then, I have made it my life’s mission to pass on that hope for others. On top of providing psychotherapy to address emotional struggles in my clients, I also spent years providing support, advocacy, and interventions to older adults, foster youth, sexual assault victims, immigrants, adults struggling with mental illness and substance use, and LGBTQ identifying individuals. I constantly strive to provide a safe and healing space for all, including those from underserved and underrepresented minority groups.
With a decade of experience in the fields of psychology, human services, and counseling, I truly believe that the most effective therapeutic progress stems from a collaborative, mutually respectful process between two authentic human beings. My purpose is to be your companion and to guide you through your journey to find meaning in suffering and to take steps toward self-actualization. If you’re interested in this approach, please feel free to contact me for a free consultation.