About Me

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I am psychodynamically trained, which means that I believe understanding the past can help us grow in the present. Psychodynamic therapy encourages us to explore dynamics that come up during sessions, which can help create more insight into coping mechanisms and reactions. This type of exploration can help untangle us from the binds that we feel trapped in.

I work through a social justice lens. Exploring our relationship to our family and cultural background is integral to understanding how we relate to the world. I am passionate about discussing dynamics of oppression to find places of resilience and healing.

I am experienced working with:

  • Fears around intimacy

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Relationship dynamics

  • Second generation immigrant experience

  • Men's issues

  • Harm reduction approaches to issues around recreational substance use

  • A sub-speciality of mine is navigating mixed racial identity and the experience of POC

Education:

Smith School of Social Work
Masters of Social Work, August 2012

Professional Experience:

Private Practice, 2017-present

The Psychotherapy Institute, 2015-2017
Staff Therapist working with adults on a sliding scale payment model

Brilliant Corners, 2012-2015
Long-term therapy with veterans transitioning out of chronic homelessness

San Francisco VA, 2011-2012
Intern providing short-term therapy at psychiatric inpatient unit

Mills Peninsula Hospital, 2010-11
Intern providing individual and group therapy at a partial hospitalization program