Licensed Psychologist (PSY 21136)
"Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we are supposed to be and embracing who we are." ~ Brene Brown
I’m passionate about helping my clients develop the skills they need to manage life’s many transitions and stressors by providing a safe and judgment-free space to process and learn. At Flourish and at the Institute for Girls’ Development, I have a particular love for working with parents and women. I find it very rewarding to empower parents to find solutions that work in their homes and to support them so they can better manage the many challenges modern-day parenting can bring. Particularly in these stressful times, I enjoy working with women who need additional support balancing self-care with the many other roles they may carry – as partners, mothers, IT specialists for kid’s remote learning, and members of the workforce.
As a Chinese-American woman, I have a deep passion for working with women with intersecting cultural identities who are navigating complex expectations and challenges related to culture, immigration, and cross-generational communication. I try to create a space where women can build their self-confidence to withstand disempowering messages and be true to themselves and their values.
I use a relational and skills-based approach mixed with a dash of humor to help my clients take steps towards their goals. It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to sit side-by-side with clients on their journeys.
I have a Doctoral and Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Asian Pacific American Studies from Loyola Marymount University.