Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm, weekend or evening hours by request
I’m bi-lingual (Mandarin/English), and my work stands out in FOUR UNIQUE ASPECTS:
(1) In addition to the Gottman method, I have received in-depth training in highly impactful couple therapy approaches including Hakomi Experiential Couple Therapy, The Developmental Model by The Couples Institute and Terry Real’s Real Life Therapy. I also use tools from EFT, Collaborative Couple Therapy, DBT, PACT and somatic experiencing.
(2) My prior career with the corporate world (including law firms, investment banking and startup/ventures) has helped me truly understand the demands and uncertainties in today's work/life dynamics and their impact on couples/families.
(3) I bring a deep cultural sensitivity about race, immigration history and multigenerational trauma to my work with minorities, bi-racial couples and mixed-race families. Living and working in diverse cultures and places of the world has also cultivated my capacity for compassion, empathy and curiosity.
(4) My experience with grief and transition is invaluable in my work with couples to process past traumas, deep hurt, lost dreams, long-term disappointments and shattered trust in the hope of building a “relationship 2.0.” It has also made me found of working with young adults, as 18-30 has become a defining yet increasingly challenging decade of our lives.
In Chinese, “crisis” comprises of two characters: 危 (danger) and 机 (opportunity). They are two sides of the same experience. And that's what I believe: That human beings are fundamentally resourceful. It is through understanding our struggles that we come to deeply appreciate our strengths and desires and find capacity to explore new paths.
biracial/minority couples; new parents; parenting; couples with grief/transitions; trust/betrayal