I completed my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University in 2017. As a member of a minority group, I have observed firsthand the lack of culturally informed psychotherapy, and how it is a barrier to care. I chose to become a therapist to help fill this gap and create greater access to mental health care for people from all cultural backgrounds.
My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, as I believe the best therapy is personalized. I utilize interventions from psychodynamic, attachment theory, family systems, and evidence-based psychotherapies through a multi-cultural lens. When working with couples, I draw from emotion-focused and Gottman’s theory.
Since 2016, I have extensive clinical experience with children, teens, young adults, and their families, providing both individual and family therapy to address a wide variety of clinical issues. I also have experience working as a school counselor in elementary, middle, and high school settings. Furthermore, I have also worked in a school setting providing mental health care to children with individual education plans (IEPs). In addition to working with youth, I enjoy working with parents, couples, and families.