As mental health awareness continues to grow, it does not necessarily erase the internalized stigma of seeking therapy in many of us, and it is not uncommon for people who are new to therapy to judge themselves for “not figuring it out on their own”. Human beings are not meant to exist in isolation – our ancestors strived because of the relationships and communities they built. It is normal to have fears when doing something new, but I would argue life begins at the end of your comfort zone and I want to help you make the changes you need in order to be able to receive and maximize everything life has to offer.
I am from a quiet suburban city in Taiwan and since the age of 15 have lived in several different cities and countries on my own. I received my B.A in Communications at Northeastern University where my interest in interpersonal relationships and psychology blossomed. It led me to New York University where I completed my M.A. in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness and my career path of healing through talk therapy.
I aim to create a compassionate, genuine and supportive therapeutic environment that is full of curiosity about all aspects of ourselves without value judgments and believe my relationship with you is the most important element to a successful therapy experience. I will challenge you in positive ways, and empower you to make the changes you want. It is my privilege to be a part of your journey and I cannot wait to begin it with you.
Being bi-lingual, I offer therapy in Mandarin and English. I have experience working with self-confidence, childhood wounds, family dysfunctions, intergenerational or cross-cultural barriers, relationship intimacy, attachment needs, and self-actualization. I have an integrative approach in my work drawing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Internal Family System (IFS).
In my spare time, I enjoy being in nature, anything artistic, getting lost in a good book (more often a TV show nowadays to be totally honest!), and exploring the endless restaurant scene in the Big Apple.