We oftentimes find ourselves in confusing or difficult circumstances as we navigate changing roles, relationships, and responsibilities. I can provide empathy and support whether you are preparing to handle future difficulties, going through current ones, or looking into those pivotal moments that so often shape our worldviews. I am currently working towards a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. I am an intern here at the MN Couple Therapy Center working under the licenses and supervision of Kurt Wical and Carolyn Dehnbostel with individual clients.
I am a firm believer that one’s values and perspectives make complete sense given context. However, people can become rigid and inflexible when they unconsciously rely on these strategies going into new and oftentimes unpredictable contexts. These situations are inevitable, and sometimes they may appear impossible to navigate. Working together, we can acknowledge and explore the values, perspectives, and contexts that relate to your unique situation. We can confront the difficult thoughts and emotions that accompany hardship, expanding your ability to make decisions that are meaningful to you.
My experience in the mental health field has taught me the patience, empathy, and passion that are pivotal in understanding your hopes and personal struggles. Being an Asian-American has given me the opportunity to better understand the experience of minority groups in America and drives me to continue being curious about the intricacies of being part of marginalized groups. 8+ Years in a committed relationship also affords me personal experience with the contentions that are part and parcel with connection.
Please contact me by e-mail at if you are interested in working together. Therapy is a relatively new concept that has only begun to gain widespread support in recent decades. Whether you are new to these kinds of services or have made use of them in the long-term, it is important to remember that there are numerous and differing schools of thought in the therapy world. Additionally, therapists that subscribe to the same schools of thought are all different people with differing personalities and worldviews despite having learned the same techniques. If your first experiences with therapy do not resonate with you, do not worry! There is definitely a therapist in your community who you connect well with and who can work with you towards living a fulfilling life!