About My Clients
My expertise is in treating issues that result from anxiety (generalized anxiety, phobias, OCD, and everything in between), pregnancy (from infertility to postpartum to grieving due to miscarriage or abortion), and trauma (which not only includes PTSD, but also complex-PTSD/borderline personality disorder and identity-based trauma). However, YOU are the expert of your life. I’ll work with you to create a therapy plan in the direction YOU want your life to go.
My Background and Approach
Life sucks. Sometimes you need someone to help it feel less sucky. Other times, you just need someone to agree with you. Life is about balancing acceptance and change, and my therapy reflects that. My favorite therapies that I’ve seen change not only my clients’ lives, but also my life, include dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and exposure therapy (ERP). But ultimately, I think the best therapy is being accepted for who you are. Overall, I combine my extensive training in evidence-based treatments with creating a space that highlights your strengths, is trauma-informed, and is also anti-oppressive.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
As a social worker, I understand that a person’s identities and lived experiences influence their mental health. I invite people of all racial and spiritual/worldview identities to seek my services. As a Filipina, I specifically encourage Asian clients to reach out as I understand firsthand the mental health stigma in our communities. As a Christian with interfaith training, I invite you to bring your faith, whether you’re devout or questioning, into your sessions.