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Training & Education

Book Stack

Trainings, Certifications & Professional Affiliations

Trauma Treatment

  • TF-CBT (Medical University of South Carolina)

  • Brainspotting Phases 1 & 2 (Lisa Larsen, LMFT of Pacific Counseling & Trauma Center & David Grand, Ph.D.)

Racial Trauma, Racialized Processes in Psychoanalysis

  • "When Racialized Ghosts Refuse to Become Ancestors" (Dhwani Shah, M.D.)

  • "Masked Dissonance/Resonance: Enactments in a Time of Global Uncertainty" (Jonathan Blazon Yee, LCSW)

  • Opening Session of the Asian American Center for Psychoanalysis (Mary Kim Brewster PhD, David L. Eng PhD, Jasmine Khor MA, Usha Tummala-Narra PhD.)

  • "Asian American Racialization: On the Material and Psychic Preoccupations," 8 week course taught by Natalie Hung, Ph.D. 

Intergenerational Trauma

Grief, Bereavement, Loss

Psychoanalysis, Relational & Developmental Trauma

Professional Affiliations

Education & Work History

Before I knew I wanted to be a therapist, I studied international relations and history at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where I received my undergraduate degree. My own mental health issues as a college student contrasted starkly with the behaviors of "rational actors" that the international relations models seemed to base their assumptions on. I began to look to other disciplines to help me explain the "irrational" behaviors that seemed to plague myself and others. 


I spent a few years supporting survivors of domestic violence at Asian Americans for Community Involvement, in San Jose, CA where I first learned what it means to provide trauma-informed care that supports a client's self-determination. I also learned the value of culturally and linguistically sensitive services to meet the needs of Silicon Valley's immigrant population. 

I eventually pursued a Master's in Clinical Social Work degree at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. For my clinical internship, I provided grief and trauma therapy to survivors of community violence and homicide at the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia. During my time in Philadephia, I learned the fundamentals of grief and trauma therapy, as well as the skills to deconstruct the ideas that shape who we are. 

After graduating with my Master's degree, I worked at a private mental health clinic in New York City, where I worked closely with psychiatrists and psych NPs to provide effective care for individuals and couples in New York. I received regular, interdisciplinary supervision from experienced psychiatrists and therapists who helped me become the clinician I am today. 


I began my journey to private practice after I started feeling that I wanted more time and flexibility to provide the kind of deep, personalized care that clients deserve, and I haven't looked back since. I consider it a privilege to be able to pay close attention to each client's unique history and lived experience, to be able to provide care that is thoughtful,  deeply attuned, and ultimately, transformative. 

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