I grew up with immigrant parents, learning to navigate the nuances of two cultures clashing. Balancing cultural differences, my school experiences, and all that life threw my way wasn’t easy. In college, I sought therapy to better understand myself. The support I received and the growth I experienced inspired me to professionally become a part of the world that extends that same support to others. As a therapist, I’m completely honored to connect with people seeking a safe environment to process and explore their identities, concerns, and goals to lead their most empowering lives.
My approach involves getting to know you and your needs. I want to discover how we can work together to find what’s right for you. Some people come to therapy with specific goals in mind, such as to heal from trauma, overcome depression, manage anxiety, strengthen relationships, or navigate a major change occurring in your life. For others, therapy can be a space where you can simply be your full, authentic self, processing whatever comes to mind and using the space as an opportunity to deepen your understanding of what you are going through.
Therapy is whatever you make of it. You are in control. There is nothing too big or too small to talk about. As we explore about what you are looking for and what you hope to gain from therapy, we can collaboratively develop a plan that suits your needs. You are the expert in your own life, and I am here to follow wherever you lead.
My favorite part of my work is getting to truly know and understand people. Aside from therapy, there are not many other places in the world where you can feel completely welcomed in a non-judgmental environment with a person solely dedicated to understanding you and helping you achieve wellness. Many people know they would like to create positive change in their lives, but are not sure how to start or move toward that change. In therapy, we will talk about your experiences and intentionally discover how we can move forward together through small steps and learned skills.
I know what it is like to feel stuck or nervous about beginning something new. Those feelings are normal and valid, but I hope that we will be able to establish a warm relationship in which you feel safe, comfortable, and open to sharing your innermost thoughts and feelings. Burying our emotions or disconnecting with ourselves can lead to anxiety and depression, whereas expressing ourselves honestly in a safe environment can be healing in and of itself. Then adding new or different coping skills, exploring different perspectives, and discovering new realizations often brings transformative results for people. I would be honored to learn about you, tackle issues that feel important to you, and walk alongside you on your journey toward wellness.
My favorite ways to practice self-care include video calling my friends, doing my nails, and exercising. I also love to make myself a cup of coffee or tea. In my free time, I love trying new coffee shops, reading books, and working out. I also like expressing myself through art, whether that be writing, poetry, drawing, or painting.
“Hindsight is 20/20” – This reminds me that we can never know everything in the moment, so we work with what we’ve got!