One of my mentors taught me that we all do the best we can with what we have. Too often there is a stigma about going to counseling or therapy and people are discouraged because they don’t want to be viewed (or view themselves) as deficient. This stigma exists all over the globe. Instead of judging people for getting help, I commend them for being confident enough to recognize their needs and do what is necessary to meet them.
My work with each client, couple, and family is tailored to what is needed at the time. For some, therapy will feel more directive and goal oriented. For others, it may feel evolutionary, exploratory, and emotion focused. However, all clients will have the same experience in working toward clearly defining a goal (unless you have one in mind already), increasing awareness of current circumstances, and taking the steps necessary to reach the goal.
In addition to providing therapy, I have also worked overseas as an adjunct instructor/lecturer, a program coordinator, and as a psychotherapist.
English and Mandarin
Beginner-Intermediate in Spanish