I have had the pleasure of working within Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) since 2016. I have had the pleasure of working with individuals, adolescents and families within DBT and look forward to working with you as you begin or continue your journey within DBT.
I believe that therapy should be client centered as well as naming the elephant in the room. I will often incorporate humor into therapy as it has been researched that it can be very effective in managing stress as well laughter increasing endorphins within the system.
I look forward to learning and developing your knowledge of DBT - learning to manage the daily stresses that you are facing to create a life worth living.
Approach: I work within a DBT approach as my belief is that we can all more effectively manage our stress and learn skills to positively change our lives.
Interests: My professional interests are working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, self-destructive behaviors, as well as any other mental health issues. Being someone who was adopted at a young age I am passionate in working with those who are working through identity and belonging as well as those who have experienced adoption. I am also passionate about advocating for Asian Americans as I strongly believe that all minorities have a voice.
Favorite DBT Skill: Mindfulness - it may seem to be a basic skill, but it truly is the foundation to all DBT skills and is effective in all spaces and instances. Life can truly feel chaotic if mindfulness is not being practiced.
My personal interest vary greatly and include frequent consumption of food as well as cooking, playing with my sheltie (Charles), attempting to keep up with my daughter, traveling, cycling, as well as playing the occasional video game.
Education: Masters in Clinical Counseling - Loma Linda University (CA)