I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and hold a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from California State University, Sacramento. Before I entered private practice, I worked for half a decade as a staff clinician at Sierra Mental Wellness Group in Roseville, CA (formerly Sierra Family Services) where I treated a diverse clientele (individuals, couples, families, and groups) with a broad range of presenting issues. During my graduate study, I provided therapy at CSUS Psychological Services Center. Since 2006, I have provided counseling and psychotherapy to self-referred clients from Roseville and nearby areas and clients referred by Placer County Health and Human Services. I have also worked extensively with clients referred by the Placer County judicial system and often serve as collateral member of teams involving social workers, probation/parole officers, mediators, educators, behavioral support workers, and healthcare providers. In addition to providing individual, couples, and family therapy, I am very skilled at facilitating group therapy and have facilitated Parenting, Dual Diagnosis, Domestic Violence, and Drug Treatment groups. I can provide psychoeducation and tools from these contexts in my treatment of individuals, couples, and families whenever it can be helpful.
I am very passionate about my work and what it allows me to do: connect with others and facilitate insight, growth, recovery, and healthier relationships. As a therapist for all my clients, I offer a presence of warmth and unconditional positive regard. My clients appreciate me as a safe, non-judgmental person who offers feedback in a gentle but direct manner. For clients in couples and family therapy, my ability to respect multiple perspectives, foster healthy rapport with each participating member of a treatment unit, and maintain a neutral, unbiased position is consistently acknowledged. I am exceptionally skilled at working with couples, addiction/recovery issues, and clients who are very "skeptical" about counseling. As an Asian-American female, I have strong appreciation for ethnic and cultural factors that influence personal identity and values and have achieved a high level of competency when it comes to relating and working with members from any minority group.
Aside from being a therapist, I am a wise and joyful woman, proud mother of a wonderful young adult son and an energetic dog owner. I cherish times spent with family and friends--while not always feasible due to different lives, work schedules, geographic locations, I always celebrate precious moments spent eating, laughing, and bonding together. I am an avid reader and a strong advocate for health and wellness. I enjoy cooking, yoga, dance and meditation to balance my mind, body, and spirit.
Master's degree in Psychology (Counseling Psychology) from California State University, Sacramento
Bachelor's degree in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento (Honors: summa cum laude)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #49993), California Board of Behavioral Sciences
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) member
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