My Approach to Helping
You have taken a very positive step by deciding to seek therapy. The outcome of your treatment depends largely on your willingness to engage in this process, which may, at times, result in considerable discomfort.
I will walk by you on this journey. Let me introduce myself so that you get to know me a bit better. I am a psychotherapist currently providing telehealth to children and adults. I also own private practice for counseling to serve people with multicultural backgrounds. Since 2006, my multicultural experience extends from serving Holocaust survivors to incarcerated clients in three different countries.
I have worked with immigrant youth and families as well as students in different educational settings and adult outpatients on conservatorship in Fresno County.
My areas of specialty include attention-deficit hyperactivity
(ADHD), anxiety, depression, trauma, and personality diagnoses.
Based on my extensive field experience, I understand the impact of the family system, oppression, and community support on people. Prior to my present position, I served as a counselor for students at Fresno Pacific University’s Seminary Department.
I have counseled victims with mental health concerns for many years. My assessment skills and counseling techniques are based on strength-focused and recovery-oriented approaches. I can also provide links to community resources to enhance service quality. I am a compassionate social worker. I have written a brief overview of my strengths to meet your specific needs.
As you will notice from my resume, I have significant experience working in the field, as well as professional training. In these various capacities, I undertook to establish rapport, apply behavior modification techniques, conduct exposure, psychosocial assessments, and provide short-term skill coaching, clinical assessments, and treatment services to clients and families in various agencies.
I have focused on working with underappreciated populations because I wanted to share my lived experience as an immigrant woman who has struggled to adjust to new systems. My empathetic approach to immigrants and students has led me to many successes. Many of them successfully adjusted and advanced their skills to the community. I also incorporate mindfulness, medication techniques along with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and using the dialectical behavioral therapy model, a nonjudgmental and empathetic therapeutic approach in assisting clients and their loved ones to develop coping skills and social, emotional, and environmental strengths.
I have collaborated with multidisciplinary teams and other community agencies in the development, implementation, and evaluation of client treatment plans. I participated in extensive counseling plans for patients and outpatients with different diagnoses to help clients establish their therapeutic goals and modify their attitudes and behavior. I consulted service users to modify risk factors and to enhance the quality of their lives by taking steps to recover from mental struggles. I maintained records and kept progress notes according to service needs, goals, and intervention plans. I applied recovery and strength-focused approaches, knowledge, and practice of social work to provide quality service. I have crisis intervention skills and strong problem-solving skills. I have the ability to exercise sound judgment and initiative with minimal supervision while maintaining confidentiality and professional boundaries.
To conclude, let me say that I am a very insightful, empathetic, compassionate, and motivated counselor. And I would be honored to work at your organization.
I would welcome the privilege to work with you or your family.