My life philosophy and approach to therapy are one in the same – finding personal meaning to all of life’s experiences. I utilize an eclectic therapeutic modality to personalize therapy for each individual by implementing cognitive behavioral techniques with relational psychodynamic and client-centered existential-humanistic approaches. I believe that we, as humans, are created, perceived, harmed, transformed, and healed through all our various types of relationships. I hope that our collaborative relationship within the therapeutic space will provide a transformative and healing environment for self-exploration and personal growth. My ultimate goal in therapy is to improve your most important relationship, the relationship you have with yourself, by fostering strength, kindness, understanding, and resiliency.
My Professional Background
My experience includes working with adults with depression, anxiety, life transition stressors, trauma, grief and bereavement, interpersonal relationship (e.g., family, friends, peers, romantic, professional, etc.) concerns, career concerns, and identity development difficulties. I have experience providing care utilizing culturally-competence trauma-informed care to a diverse population, including, but not limited to, BIPOC, especially within the AAPI communities, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, individuals with disabilities or chronic health conditions, etc.
Education, Training, and Certifications
- Bachelors in Behavioral Neuroscience & Philosophy of Mind and Science – CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies
- Masters in Mental Health Counseling – CUNY Brooklyn College
Outside of therapy, I can be found visiting various museums around the world to find art pieces with cats in them!