“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every single time you fall.” -Confucius
I completed graduate school at Pepperdine University in 2011 and have been working as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) for over 4 years. Prior to my work as an MFT, I provided positive parenting and behavioral therapy to children with special needs. I completed an externship in Functional Family Therapy and am experienced in assisting families to decrease incidences in acting out adolescents. I come from a second-generation, Southeast Asian culture and have a deep understanding of the struggles of adolescent and their families adjusting to western cultural values.
THERAPEUTIC APPROACH I take on a client-centered approach that focuses on strengths and empathy to empower and motivate an individual through the therapeutic process. Some individuals prefer a more goal-oriented approach and I often combine client-centered with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT changes maladaptive thoughts or errors in thinking, in an effort to change negative emotions and behavior. I also, enjoy providing a systems approach in supporting families in finding solutions to the problem together.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING -Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) at Pepperdine University. 2009-2011 -Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at California State University of Northridge. 2005-2009 - Trained in Evidenced-Based Practices: Seeking Safety, Functional Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Individualized Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. -Experience in Applied Behavioral Analysis providing Behavioral Therapy with Autism and Other Related Spectrum Disorders. -Currently Working on Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with International Association of Trauma Professionals.
SERVICES AND SPECIALTIES I provide individual, couples, and family therapy to adolescent, adults, and their families. I also, have experience working with children in sand, play, and art therapy. -Depression -Anxiety -Trauma -PTSD -Substance Use -Anger -Self-Harm -Behavioral Issues -School Issues -Poor Communication -Unemployment
FEES AND INSURANCE $120 per 50-minute session. Sliding Scale offered. I accept the following insurance plans: -Aetna - Cigna -Blue Shield -Anthem Blue Corss -LA Care -Life Rods -MHN
OFFICE HOURS Monday-Thursday: 2pm-8pm Additional appointments available upon request.
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