My Approach to Helping
My approach to therapy is integrative: I combine multicultural, attachment-based and cognitive behavior therapy approaches to best serve your individual needs. In our work together, I will create a safe environment where we can explore your feelings and experiences. We’ll collaborate with insight, compassion and humor to create the change you want to see in yourself, your relationships and your life.
More Info About My Practice
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I am passionate about helping clients work through challenges to gain empowerment and a deeper understanding of themselves.
I am a Bay Area native. Because of my background as a biracial (African American and Chinese American) woman, I have a special interest in working with individuals from multicultural backgrounds. I also identify as a person who stutters. Because of my own multiple identities, I believe in collaborating with clients to gain an understanding of how a person’s cultural background and identity (or identities) factor into their experiences of themselves, others, and the community.
I enjoy working with adolescents, college and graduate students, as I completed my post-doctoral fellowship at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles and wrote my doctoral dissertation on the relationship between African American father involvement and the academic success of their college-age children. I have also worked as an Accessibility Specialist with college and graduate students with disabilities and currently provide school-based therapy services to middle school students.
BA: Barnard College
PsyD: California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco
Pre-Doctoral Internship: UCSF-SFGH Trauma Recovery Center
Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Mount St. Mary’s College, Counseling & Psychological Services