Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I strive to foster authentic therapeutic relationships with my clients through culturally inclusive, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed care. I specialize in psychodynamic, intersectional, and holistic approaches to psychotherapy. My theoretical orientations draw from Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Nervous System Regulation to address trauma within the body.
I believe representation matters greatly and as a queer bicultural therapist, I am committed to building a rapport founded on inclusivity, safety, and belonging. I believe in the unique dignity of every person and the power of restorative community healing. It would be my honor to be a part of my clients' healing journeys and help them gain the self-awareness and empowerment needed to live their authentic truths.
BA - Sociology and Psychology, Stony Brook University
MSW - Columbia University School of Social Work
Throughout my own healing journey, I've come to realize the power of dismantling systemic stigmas within our cultures as well as believing in the art of the possible when it comes to a cultural shift in the transformative care for mental health. I believe representation matters greatly, and as a proud queer bicultural therapist, my long-standing goals have always been to provide inclusive mental health care and restorative collective healing, especially for BIPOC, first/second generation immigrants, and LGBTQIA communities.
I prioritize my self-care and healing journey around letting my inner child play as well as grounding myself through nature centered activities! I enjoy traveling, roller skating, weightlifting, hiking, and taking daily mental health walks.
I greet my plant babies! I acknowledge them and give them a few compliments each morning to start my day feeling more grounded, and it's one of my favorite healing rituals.
My favorite pet story is the origin story of my black cat, Bean. My partner was taking the trash out one day, and he heard her meowing by our trash can. She was only 2 weeks old and got separated from her litter. We took her in, and she has brought so much healing and joy into my life. To this day, she sits on or licks nearby plastic/trash bags whenever she seeks comfort.
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