Provides online therapy
English and Mandarin
Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm, weekend or evening hours by request
My work draws heavily from my trainings with Gottman Couples Therapy and with The Couples Institute (Menlo Park, CA). In addition, my practice reflects two of the unique aspects of my experiences and training: (1) my prior career in the high-stress work environment of large law firms, the financial/investment sector and the startup/venture world, which helps me truly understand the demands and uncertainties in today's competitive work/life dynamics and their impact on couples and families; and (2) my experience working with grief, loss and transitions, as many couples have to process, understand and cope with their past traumas, lost dreams, disappointments accumulated over the years and/or shattered trust in order to rebuild new, deeper, more enduring connections. These perspectives and experiences have fundamentally influenced my conceptualization of couples issues and broadened the treatment repertoire.
Living and working in different cultures and places of the world has cultivated my capacity for compassion, empathy and curiosity. I make genuine efforts to understand each couple from the multiple lens of culture, family history, socioeconomic background, education, race and ethnicity, gender identity and assumptions, and phase of life transition.
I believe that human beings are fundamentally resourceful and capable. I seek to understand your struggles as individuals and as partners to each other, to see your strengths and best efforts when even you yourself cannot do that, and to appreciate both what can be expressed in words and what cannot. It's important to me to attune to the here-and-now moments in your life while staying sensitive and curious about the multi-layered developmental, relational and societal contexts that have shaped your life. Together, all of these elements help form the foundation for our work together.