My Approach to Helping
We are relational beings and so many of the things we struggle with in conflicts, loneliness, depression, marital and family conflict, anxieties and fears correlate in various ways to a breakdown in our ability to relate healthily and happily to other people.
That means that the process of healing also goes through our relationships. Knowledge is relational and it is in relationships that we as human beings best learn, grow, heal, and change. If you decide to work with me, our relationship will be a very important part of your healing or growth journey.
It is a privilege to come alongside you, to collaborate with you to help you meet your goals. Often, I am able to provide a different perspective that can support you in discovering new insights that can help you in your journey. I also provide a loving and safe environment for you to be able to talk about whatever is on your heart and in your mind that you choose.
It is so important to be practical. We can work together to help you take practical incremental steps towards your goals, often in the form of homework that we think could be helpful for you.
Lastly, whatever you are feeling right now, there is hope. You are an infinitely worthwhile human being with enormous potential and I would be honored to work with you.
More Info About My Practice
You can choose to participate in short or long term therapy, coaching, or one-time consultations. Whatever your background, beliefs or struggles, you will find in me an uplifting therapy relationship to address your needs. If you are a third culture kid (TCK'S), from Hmong Culture, dealing with internet addiction, a couple with marital or relational challenges, or a neurodiverse individual or couples, I also have the unique experience, training and specializations to support you.
All therapy is provided over the internet using a secure HIPAA compliant platform. Online therapy can be very effective and I have worked with many clients who have experienced great satisfaction. It gives you a lot of flexibility to be able to have sessions from any location that is comfortable for you (most choose to do it from home) and to be able to have therapy sessions even when you have to travel for work, have a hectic schedule, or don't want to deal with the traffic required to get to an in-person session.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
It means you are human. A wise person once say that all of us are on the spectrum of psychological disorders. Yes, its true, even therapists have struggles, and that's why even therapists go to therapy. In fact, one of the requirements of our training is to attend therapy for a period of time so we can experience what it is like being a client.
It takes humility and courage to attend therapy, to face yourself, and be vulnerable to another person who is initially a stranger to you. But therapy is powerful because it allows you to partner with someone else, someone who is outside of your perspective, that can come alongside you and support you in exploring your needs and struggles. With a therapist, you get the opportunity to look at things through some different perspectives you have never thought of before, you have someone who can support you through the change process and be there for you when things are hard, when failure happens, when you need to laugh or cry. Therapy is both a difficult and wonderful process at the same time, and that is why everyone that goes to therapy is courageous!