Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 125884)
“It doesn’t have to be perfect. It just has to start.” ~ Angelia Trinidad
As a therapist, I value building trust and creating a safe space so that you can explore your life without judgement. I believe therapy is a collaborative process in which you are the expert of your own life, and I am here to help you on your own path to expand your insights about yourself and to build the skills you want to grow. Maybe you’re in a time in your life where you feel unsure of who you are, or maybe you are in the midst of a life transition (moving away from home and starting adulthood, for example). Maybe you’re struggling to juggle so many things in life (work, maintaining relationships, finding our passions, etc.), or maybe you struggle with ways of being compassionate towards yourself. Wherever you are at in life, I am here for you.
I utilize a multicultural lens in my approach to therapy. As a Filipino-American woman and the eldest child of immigrant parents, I recognize the importance of understanding your cultural experiences as you explore your own sense of self. I feel deeply rooted in my cultural identities, and it has been important to me to feel understood in my unique experiences. I strive to ensure you feel understood in your diverse experiences as well.
Therapy isn’t a one-size-fits-all, so I use a variety of interventions and techniques that best suit your individual needs. I use mindfulness interventions, cognitive-based approaches, acceptance and commitment strategies, self-compassion practices, and narrative techniques. I recognize that therapy isn’t easy, and I commit to being with you as we navigate along your journey.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist here at Flourish Therapy and Wellness Center. I received my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from USC, and my bachelor’s degree in psychobiology from UCLA. I previously worked with adolescence and families in community mental health. My clinical interests include anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation, trauma, attachment wounds, self-esteem and self-compassion, and exploration of identity.