Provides online therapy
English and Mandarin
Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm, weekend or evening hours by request
A good therapist-client fit provides a solid foundation for success. 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 three other leading couples therapy approaches including The Developmental Model by The Couples Institute, the Real Life Therapy by Terry Real and the Experiential Couples Therapy (utilizing Hakomi somatic mindful psychotherapy). I also use tools from EFT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy), Stan Tatkin's PACT approach, Collaborative Couples Therapy and other integrated approaches in my work.
(2) My prior career in the large law firms, investment banking and startup/venture world has helped me truly understand the demands and uncertainties in today's work/life dynamics and their impact on couples/families.
(3) I bring to my work a deep cultural sensitivity about Asian and mixed-race families.
(4) My grief therapy specialty has proven to be highly relevant in the relationship context as many couples have to process their past traumas, deep hurt, lost dreams, long-term disappointments and shattered trust in order to rebuild a new, enduring “relationship 2.0.”
Living and working in diverse cultures and places of the world has also cultivated my capacity for compassion, empathy and curiosity.
In Chinese, the term corresponding to the English word "crisis" is 危机, which comprises two characters: 危 (crisis) and 机 (opportunity). They are two sides of the same event and experience. And that's what I believe: That human beings are fundamentally resourceful and capable. It is through understanding our struggles that we come to truly appreciate our strengths and desires and find capacity to explore new paths to our goals.
multi-race/Asian couples; couples & grief/loss/transition; couples &parenting; high conflict couples