I believe we all want to feel safe, to feel genuinely seen and known, to have meaningful relationships with others, to be able to weather challenges, and to feel, deep down, that we are good enough. I strive to bring radical acceptance and attunement to my clients. Human behaviors and beliefs are grounded in survival—when we better understand our inner systems, when all of our parts within feel safe, then we realize that we already have inside of us new, sustainable ways to thrive, and we are capable of transformation. My goal is to work together with clients to rediscover their natural inner resources and instinctual ability to heal.
Our emotions, thoughts, behaviors, life experiences, nervous systems, bodies, and environments, including intergenerational trauma and institutionalized injustice, all play a role in one's overall well-being. Thus, my practice and training are integrative, including cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, meditation and mindfulness, Music and Imagery Therapy, and psychodynamic theory. I work flexibly and collaboratively with my clients, providing therapy to adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, family conflicts, relationship conflicts, low self-esteem, life transitions, and trauma. I also specialize in working with clients of color, including the Asian and Asian-American communities.
I bring to my work as a therapist nearly two decades of experience working with young adults, adolescents and their families on college and high school campuses. I have been a therapist at the campus counseling centers of New York University and LaGuardia Community College, and at a private group practice in Brooklyn. Previously, I worked with high school seniors and college students for eleven years as an admissions officer at Columbia University, and was a high school college counselor in New York City and Seattle, WA for five years. Before obtaining my Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University, I earned a B.A. in Religion at Amherst College with an emphasis on Buddhist philosophy and a M.A. at Columbia University’s Teachers College in Higher and Post-Secondary Education Administration. My pronouns are she/her/hers.