My Approach to Helping
Do you want to be happier, more confident, motivated & centered? Individuals who engage in counseling will find themselves feeling more empowered & capable of tackling & navigating everyday life challenges related to relationships, academics & work. Particularly when we live in a culture that rewards competition and perfectionism, it can be incredibly hard for individuals to have work life balance & feel accomplished. Thus, as a therapist, my goal is to work with you to develop effective ways to respond to life’s challenges, find peace, achieve your aspirations & become your best self.
I have many years of experience providing short & long term evidence based treatment to children, adolescents, adults and families. Capitalizing on your strengths and utilizing a solution focused framework, my passion is to empower and help you develop effective ways to resolve your presenting concerns. I provide a counseling approach grounded in cultural sensitivity, collaboration, warmth, encouragement, empathy & authenticity. Additionally, I offer a social justice lens in order to recognize the impact of systems and environments on overall wellbeing.
While reaching out to a therapist may feel daunting, I want to reassure you that this is a normal experience. I invite you to call me for a free 15-minute consultation so that together we can determine if I am a good fit for you or your child. I also invite you to peruse through my website to learn more about my services. I look forward to connecting!
More Info About My Practice
Educational Background: I received my Bachelors of Art (BA) in Social Welfare and Sociology in 2008 from University of California, Berkeley. I also received my Masters in Social Welfare (MSW) where I specialized in working with Children and Families, and her Pupil Personnel Service Credential (PPSC) in 2012 from University of California, Berkeley. In 2018, I earned my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from the Wright Institute and her license to practice clinical social work (LCSW) from the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) in California. I am currently completing my postdoctoral residency at Westcoast Children’s Clinic in Oakland, CA where I am receiving advanced clinical and assessment training working with children, adolescents, and families.
Clinical Background: My clinical experience consists of working with diverse children, adolescents, adults, and families with post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, autism and ADHD. My passion is in helping individuals develop a healthy sense of self, work through life stressors, and address concerns about the future. An important aspect of effective therapy is having a supportive relationship in which her clients are able to talk comfortably about their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Therefore, I provide a counseling approach that is grounded in cultural sensitivity, collaboration, warmth, encouragement, empathy, and authenticity. Overall, it’s very important to me that therapy feel safe and move in a way that is helpful to my clients.
Personal Background: I am very passionate about helping individuals and families to strengthen, heal and transform. As a woman of color, child of refugees, and a first generation college and graduate student, I draw from these rich lived experiences to deepen my empathy and connection to my clients’ pain points.
Hobbies: When I am not practicing psychotherapy, I enjoy going on 5 mile runs and outdoor activities, spending time with friends and family, having homemade green smoothies packed with antioxidants, listening to podcasts, and finding ways to live a more balanced, productive, and meaningful life.
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Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Professionals struggling with worklife balance.
Parents who are overwhelmed, stressed, and stretched thin.
Professional women of color experiencing imposter syndrome, perfectionism and fear of failure.
Adults who feel stuck and need motivation.
Adults with ADHD who need support with executive functioning skills.
Adults with high functioning autism who want to have better social and romantic relationships.