Our bodies and psyche can hold unconscious patterns. Often, people will seek therapy once these patterns which may have once aided in survival become a hindrance to their growth. You might find yourself in dilemmas where you are overachieving but still believe you aren’t good enough. You might feel “other” or invisible even when you authentically share yourself. You might feel overwhelmed but not know how to talk about it or believe that no one will listen. While every person is unique, these are some of the experiences which may bring one to seek therapy.
Through the therapeutic relationship, we will explore these past experiences, help them come to life emotionally, be honestly expressed and understood at their root. I consider how your family, community and nation of origin have shaped you overtime. I tend to the sense of trust needed for such vulnerable work and have a thoughtful, attuned style of care.
I especially enjoy working with Asian-Americans and children of immigrants. I also enjoy working with women of color on stress related to experiences of racialized misogyny. With experiences of identity related trauma/stress, I stay open to nuances and complexity. In terms of orientation, I practice from a psychodynamic and anti-oppressive perspective. I look forward to learning more about what you are hoping for from therapy.