I am a NY based psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and coping with health problems.
Psychologist in New York, NY
I specialize in behavioral medicine to help folks cope with different health conditions. I've worked with medical teams to support patients' mental health as they deal with injuries, illness, and other health problems. I am experienced in helping clients manage pain, sleep disorders, and tinnitus. I've also helped folks prepare for and adjust to life after major surgical procedures.
Cultural and systemic oppression is an unfortunate reality for many people. I've worked with members of diverse communities to address painful experiences with discrimination. I practice from a feminist multicultural framework that validates, affirms, and empowers clients. I especially enjoy working with folks from BIPOC, Asian\Pacific Islander\South Asian Americans, Immigrant, and LGBTQ+ backgrounds.
I specialize in treating cancer patients and their family members and/or caregivers at various stages of treatment. Through early years of the COVID 19 pandemic, I treated hundreds of cancer patients at Bellevue Hospital's Cancer Center. Navigating a cancer diagnosis can be stressful and scary for patients and loved ones. A compassionate therapist can help you better navigate and cope with this difficult process.
My core beliefs about how change happens in therapy is grounded in humanistic therapy principals and theory. I believe that we're all doing our best with what we have. We naturally strive for growth and self-improvement but life is full of barriers and obstacles that make it hard for us to be our best selves. I believe humanism helps individuals find ways to thrive despite their challenges with kindness and warmth.
I use a feminist multicultural counseling approaches which prioritizes cultural sensitivity in treatment. As a second generation Asian American psychologist, I am familiar with the importance of cultural issues. Together, we can explore the meaning and impact of your multicultural experiences on your life.
I am trained in evidence-based practices including CBT in to treat a variety of conditions. I specialize in CBT treatment for anxiety, depression, and the management of health conditions. I enjoy using CBT interventions with clients in treatment as it is transparent and effective, and helps us to stay on track with treatment goals.