Adults of all ages and ethnically diverse populations
Therapeutic approach to care:
I help my clients explore their challenges in a nonjudgmental environment where they will be heard, validated, and respected. I remind them of their strengths as well as past successes to help them strive towards greater independence, empowerment, and self-compassion. My collaborative approach allows clients to have input over their goals, topics of discussion, and personal feedback relating to therapy.
I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which explores unhelpful thinking patterns we all have which may lead to distressing emotions and maladaptive behaviors that maintain the difficulties we are experiencing. I also utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to move my clients towards acceptance (which does not mean resignation) of difficult emotions and situations that cannot be totally controlled.
I help my clients understand their present day challenges in the context of family dynamics, past experiences, trauma, and cultural norms. I am bicultural, curious about learning more about the world around me, and help my clients make sense of helpful and unhelpful behaviors and norms as a way to help us as individuals, families, and communities get our needs met.
Areas of Specialization:
- Generalized Anxiety
- Social Anxiety
- Men's Issues
- Navigating Cultural Differences
- Life Transitions
Get to Know:
I have worked with a diverse range of clients including college students, parents with young children, and older adults who have presented with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, anger, shame, grief, romantic relationship stressors, family stressors, work stressors, trauma, self-criticism, perfectionism, low self-esteem, low assertiveness, and burnout, among others.
I also studied economics in my undergrad years and I incorporate elements of economic theory in my practice to help normalize client challenges as well as help them develop different perspectives by exploring inherent tradeoffs in life.
Masters in Social Work – Boston College (2016)