I am an American Mental Health Counselor who specializes in working with adolescents, children, and family systems. I obtained my B.S. in Psychology (Brigham Young University) and M.A. in Counseling Psychology (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology). In therapy, I utilize an integrative approach based on developing adaptive coping mechanisms and establishing resiliency to nurture wellness. I have completed the Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and the Cognitive Processing Therapy training for trauma. I am a native English speaker, fluent in Mandarin and Shanghainese, and speak a little bit of Spanish and am currently learning French.
Special areas of interest:
Life transitions/ adjustments
Additional areas of interest: adolescents, anxiety, depression, family therapy, self-esteem, LGBTQQI, gender identity, religiosity and spirituality, grief and loss, career guidance, eating disorder, suicidal ideation, self harm, and reality/ perceptual distortions.
I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGP7698) for the State of Maryland and a National Board Certified Counselor (#668234, in progress).