Hello! I am excited and grateful that we have crossed paths. I look forward to the opportunity to share space with you! I am a doctor and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT, #121997) with the Board of Behavioral Sciences in California. I have spent over 6 years working in the mental health field. I have completed over 9 years of formal education. In addition to being a licensed psychotherapist, I am an Adjunct Professor at various universities, supervisor mentor, and have sat on panels for graduate level courses within the field of marriage and family therapy.
Over the past 9 years I have been crafting my skills as a service provider. I specialize in working with families, caregivers, groups, couples, individuals, and adolescents. In my practice, I work with service users who have experienced sexual trauma, developmental trauma, adverse childhood experiences, relational trauma, and familial struggles. I work from a de-colonized, western, and trauma aware perspective with a culturally inclusive lens. I am passionate about utilizing a systemic approach while incorporating intersectionality of each person(s) I work with. Authenticity and transparency are really important to me. I strive for open and honest conversations and connections since I know that we don't always get this type of experience in our outside relationships (i.e. family, friends, co-workers). I believe therapy is a space where you get to show up AS YOU. Come as you are. I value your authenticity and hopefully over time, you deeply feel that too. Lastly, language, respect, and inclusion are important to me and I will utilize these forms of empathy in empowering you on your journey of healing. It is my mission to help you to feel safe, seen, and acknowledged in the time we share together. I hope you feel comfortable enough to bring the hard stuff up into session whether it's about working with me or a secret you have had to carry with you for some time.
It is also my responsibility to acknowledge and identify the privileges I hold as a white presenting mixed therapist. Anti-racism work is important to me and, as a multi-cultural person, having conversations is important to me in the work that needs to be done by non-BIPOC. I believe social justice work begins by centering the most oppressed rather than solely educating the oppressor. In addition, I am LGBTQIA+ affirming and welcome all individuals questioning or curious about exploring their sexuality.
My social location: white-presenting, English speaking, multicultural (SWANA)/mixed, daughter of an immigrant parent/first generation, non-disabled, pansexual, cis-gender, woman.
I love DOGS! Don't worry, I also love cats, just am allergic to them so I get to admire them from afar...
I am left-handed!
I am first generation born in the US.
I love meditating and doing yoga. I practice Hatha & Kundalini yoga.
You can usually find me dancing and singing in the car to and from places.
I offer FREE wellness check ins for businesses & communities. Contact me for more info!
I offer mental health related workshops. These may include:
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