I’m currently not practicing in Washington state. Please contact Northwest Family Life at 206-363-9601 if you would like to reach me.
Psychotherapy is a process, a journey. It is an invitation to share your story and a chance for you to find and attach meanings to the paths you have traveled. It is an expedition that is meant to take place in a trusting and safe relationship that embraces both grace and truth.
I am a bilingual psychologist, speaking fluent Cantonese. In the Chinese language, the word “crisis” consists of two characters that stand for “danger” and “opportunity” respectively. I believe there is hope and healing in every affliction, only if you are willing to trust and search for it. So, what are your opportunities if you:
- Are feeling depressed?
- Are experiencing overwhelming anxiety and worries?
- Are a survivor of past trauma and abuse?
- Find yourself feeling stuck in a difficult / abusive relationship?
- Are engaged and wonder what your next step with your partner will be like?
Growth may not always come easily, but is an exciting process as you move past your baggage and past hurts and embrace life once again with renewed vision and tools to practice in your life.
Educational and Clinical Experience
I have been licensed in the state of Washington as a psychologist since 2006, and I am also a state qualified clinical supervisor. Apart from my clinical work, I supervise counseling interns and licensure candidates.
I obtained my Doctoral and Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School (IL). What I found unique about Wheaton was their emphasis on integrating the Christian faith in the learning and practicing of Psychology. My Christian faith, my Asian cultural heritage, together with my female gender, shape the person I am today. All of these qualities and provide me with distinct strengths and lenses to view the world, to relate to people with a diverse background, and to understand intricate issues such as inter-generational conflicts and women’s issues.
Another important part of my work has been with children, particularly those whose young lives have been impacted by parental separation, divorce, or domestic abuse. Using play in therapy, even young children are able to express themselves freely and safely and find meaning and strength in recounting their own stories. They also learn skills to cope with their emotions (e.g., anger and anxiety), to practice healthy boundaries, and to develop a positive sense of who they are in the process.
I enjoy photography, hiking, reading, singing, and dancing in my free time. I also take pleasure in spending time with my dog, Diamond, who never fails to provide great company wherever I go.
Aetna, Cigna, Premera, Lifewise, MHN, and First Choice.