I love working to create positive outcomes for my clients. Together, we can uncover and build-up your strengths in a way that allows you to move through challenges and difficulties with skill and confidence.
Let’s help you reach your goals…
am currently an Associate Clinical Social Worker, supervised by the Founder of Women’s Therapy Institute, Mabel Yiu, MFT
. I received my undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley and my Master’s in Social Work from San Jose State University. I have experience working in community mental health and have provided therapy, counseling, and case management services for adolescents, adults, and older adults.
I don’t believe in one size fits all solution. My approach in therapy is to work with you in therapy modalities that seem appropriate, to get you closer to your own goals. In order to get from Point A to Point B, I believe that I am simply the vehicle you drive to get to your destination. I can help make the steering feel a little smoother, warn you of upcoming hazards, allow you to make U-turns, and so on. Ultimately, you are the driver – you choose the destination, you choose the routes, you choose the pace, and at the end of the trip, you park the car. You can always come back to the car should you need to get to another destination.
I am an avid supporter of the underdogs and believe in the good of grassroots community work. I follow the tenets of continuous learning and the National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics: service, social justice, dignity and worth of a person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. Nobody is nor can be perfect – we are all surviving day by day, minute by minute.
English and Conversational Vietnamese
Warm, calm, logical, pragmatic, empathic, strengths-based, accepting, creative, flexible, humorous, straightforward. Loves to use analogies to convey messages. Open and willing to use clients’ identified religion/faith system(s) to aid their progress. Able to work with 1.5/2nd generation folks dealing with acculturation stressors. Great with adolescents and young adults, though not limited to those folks.
Anxiety/Depression, Behavioral Therapy, Bi-cultural Issues, College Adjustment, Grief Counseling, Mindfulness-Psychotherapy, Mood Disorders, School Bullying/Peer-Conflict, Self-Identity Development
Adults & Young Adults struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, identity, sexuality, faith/religion, panic, attention deficit, relationship issues, self-esteem and empowerment.
Teens struggling with self-esteem, depression, anxiety, panic, academics, ethnic/generational, relationships, sexuality, identity, attention, self-harming behaviors, faith/religion.