Now offering Teletherapy so that we can support you in the midst of COVID-19
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, and other life stressors.
All of us wish to be seen, heard, and understood, but sometimes the fear of judgment gets in the way of our expression of our true selves and our vulnerability. I am committed to providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to give voice to yourself, and for us to collaborate on workable solutions to implement in your school life, work life, and/or relationship with others. My goal for you in therapy is to become your own therapist by gaining a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and sense of self, and by learning what works for you in times of distress through leaning on your innate wisdom.
I offer individual therapy with adolescents and adults in English or Mandarin, and psychoeducational evaluations in English. My therapeutic approach is integrative and research-based.
My graduate research was focused on understanding Asian American adolescents’ help-seeking pathways, in hopes of bringing changes to the way schools, families, and communities support their Asian American adolescents with their distress.
PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, Palo Alto, CA
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, June 2019
New York Law School, New York, NY
Juris Doctor, June 2006
New York University, New York NY
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2003
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, 2003
Psychological Assistant, Clinical Psychology Solutions
San Mateo, CA (2019 - Present)
Provide psychotherapy based on CBT, DBT, ACT, TLDP in English and in Mandarin to teens and adults. Assess learning disabilities and recommend appropriate accommodations.
Psychology Intern, VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center
Los Angeles, CA (2018 - 2019)
Provided individual and group psychotherapy to culturally diverse veterans in mental health, substance use, behavioral medicine, and primary care clinics. Conducted psychodiagnostic assessment for diagnostic clarifications.
Practicum Trainee, LifeMoves
Menlo Park, CA (2017 - 2018)
Provided mindfulness-based, trauma-focused individual therapy with ethnically diverse populations of children through older adults in transitional housing and homeless shelters in the Bay Area. Facilitated adapted child-parent psychotherapy group and teen group therapy.
Practicum Trainee, Asian Americans for Community Involvement
San Jose, CA (2016 - 2017)
Provided individual and group therapy to children through older adults, in English and in Mandarin, in a community based setting that offers culturally sensitive health-related services to the Asian community and other underserved populations. Conducted neuropsychological screening in Mandarin in the primary care clinic.
Practicum Trainee, VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Menlo Park, CA (2015 - 2016)
Provided individual and group psychotherapy to culturally diverse veterans and conducted psychodiagnostic assessment for cognitive functioning, personality, and mood functioning.