THERAPY FOR HUMANS
COUNSELING FOR TEENS AND ADULTS OF ALL GENDERS
Embrace Life’s Challenges
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can connect with our agency for responding rather than reacting. I work with my clients to understand their challenges, increase flexibility and openness to new possibilities, work toward acceptance, and identify the power of choice we have when faced with uncertainty. As we work together, we can expand our feeling of being stuck and find space to discover new possibilities for how we want to live our lives. I use an interwoven approach to counseling, tailoring my work to the individual needs, strengths, and challenges of each client. I primarily draw from Intersectional Feminist ideas and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), an evidence-based approach that helps clients make observable and powerful behavior changes in their lives.
Whatever you’re struggling with, my hope is to support you in finding a way through. Contact me to find out more.
THE VALUES I BRING TO COUNSELING:
- Intersectional feminism: identity, larger social systems, culture, and context have a huge impact on our mental health (including our identities as client and therapist).
-We may have become stuck in ways that reflect our life experience of needing to survive or stay safe.
-The body holds sacred wisdom for healing. We can work with our nervous systems to support our mental health.
-We are all growth oriented. Growth is not linear.
-We heal in relationship with one another. No human was built to get through life alone.
-Health At Every Size® (HAES) - all bodies are intelligent, good, valid, and worthy.
-We are all human, our identities matter, and we are doing the best we can with what we have.
I donate a percentage of my business income every month to organizations and projects who support POC, immigrants, and LGBTQIA+ folks. Organizations I have financially supported in the past include Northwest Immigrants Rights Project, Nalgona Positivity Pride, Asian Counseling and Referral Service, Northwest Community Bail Fund, Asian Mental Health Collective, Planned Parenthood, Therapy for Black Girls, and Living in This Queer Body (LIQTB).