As a licensed psychotherapist, I have worked with diverse populations experiencing a wide range of psychological issues over the last 20 years. This includes community- and hospital-based mental health environments, and my current private practice of over 10 years.
I have given numerous educational workshops on different mental health topics such as depression, anxiety and trauma in the New York Public Library, senior centers and schools and at community-organized events. I have been interviewed by the BBC and for a Voice of America television program, as well as for other radio programs on mental health issues.
I’m a certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist. I’m also trained in Somatic Intervention and other somatic related therapies.
With a background in applying and integrating a variety of therapeutic approaches, somatic therapies are the ones I use most often. They tend to be the most effective therapies for many of my clients, including those who come to me with a history of traditional talk therapy. Many of them are eager to work on their trauma or long-standing issues that they have not been able to pass through. Some have exhausted options for other therapies yet the deep-rooted patterns, beliefs and emotions remain difficult to shift and transform.
Most of my sessions tend to be experiential, unless you feel the need to have a talk therapy session, which is equally respected.
I often find myself moved by the trust my clients have in me. I feel privileged to witness their greatest and most vulnerable moments. It’s an honor to observe the release of their traumatic emotions and the occurrence of the transformation to lightness, spaciousness and a true sense of freedom. It is a homecoming experience.
Coming from a different cultural background, I integrate Eastern and Western philosophies and experience into my practice. I speak fluent English and Mandarin Chinese.
I also have worked with people who seek guidance to integrate plant medicine ceremonial experiences. In a non-judgmental space with my presence and understanding, I help integrate the challenging experiences one may go through during such ceremonies. I bring all of my therapeutic and personal experience to support and facilitate people who are considering and/or have already engaged in such profound practices.