Therapy Services

Online therapy (telehealth) through a secure, HIPAA-compliant video platform in California
Green Leaves
Green Leaves
Individual Therapy Session: $140 per 50-min session

I provide individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults* who need support and would like help taking control of their lives, particularly following a stressful life event or multiple traumatic events - whether this occurred recently, during childhood, or in the past. 

My approach is trauma-informed, empowerment-based, integrating different modalities and theories based on your specific history, experiences, needs, and goals.

I have specialized experience and interest helping 

survivors of sexual abuse.

Therapy with me feels comforting and inviting, grounding and insightful. 

*I am currently providing therapy to clients ages 13 and up until further notice.

 

Green Leaves
Green Leaves
Individual Therapy Session: $180 per 50-min session

I provide individual therapy to teens and adults in the State of California who would like support taking control of their lives, particularly following a stressful life event or multiple traumatic events - whether this occurred recently, during childhood, or throughout life. 

As an inclusive therapist, I serve and respect all clients regardless of gender, sexual identity, race/culture, religion, beliefs, ability, or appearance/body. 

My therapeutic approach is neurobiologically- and trauma-informed, integrating diverse modalities and theories [including mindfulness, sensorimotor psychotherapy, somatic (body-based), psychodynamic, attachment theory, polyvagal theory, structural dissociation model] based on your history, experiences, strengths, needs, and goals. Don't worry if you have no idea what these big terms mean -

I am happy to explain.

I have specialized experience and dedication helping 

survivors of sexual assault, abuse, rape, incest, violence.

Therapy with me can feel comforting and inviting, grounding and insightful. 

 

Green Leaves

Specialities &

Areas of Experience

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Complex or developmental trauma

  • Sexual abuse or assault

  • Attachment trauma and wounds

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Dissociation

  • ​Adjustment difficulties to life events

  • Oppositional and conduct disorders

  • Asian-American cultural issues

  • Chronic stress (incl. systemic racism)

  • Perfectionism

  • Pressures of being a first generation U.S.-born citizen

  • Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)

  • Childhood trauma (incl. emotional abuse/neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse, family violence)

If you don't see what you're struggling with on this list, please know that you can still contact me to see what options I can offer. Even if I am not the best fit, I may be able to refer you to a therapist I know and trust.  

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How it Works

Connect

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Schedule a 15-20 minute phone consultation, free of charge, to see if you feel comfortable working with me and if my approach aligns with your needs. 

We'll chat about what brings you into therapy right now and what you're seeking support with. This an opportunity for you to ask any questions, and for me to share my experience and discuss fees and scheduling options.

If we feel like we'd be compatible to work together, we will schedule your first online video appointment.

I use a secure HIPAA-compliant video conferencing platform that is easy to use, and no downloads or logins are required - just use the unique session link I'll provide you. 

I will email you a separate link to your client portal for you to complete intake paperwork prior to your first appointment.

What to Expect During the First Few Sessions

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During your first session, we’ll go over the opening intake paperwork.

I will invite you to share what brings you into therapy, your current needs, and what future you envision for yourself. I will gather past and present information to get a general understanding of your life.

The therapist-client relationship is one of the most important factors in treatment. 

At the end of the first appointment, we'll discuss if it feels like a good fit, whether I will be able to help, and if you'd like to continue with me.

We will also create a plan together for what you'd like to work on and how

I could support you.

Every session will be approximately 50 minutes, and I recommend in the beginning months we meet once a week to keep up the momentum we see in session. If you are privately paying, payment is collected at the end of your session with the credit/debit card that I'll have on file.

The Therapeutic Process

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It is normal to feel nervous about therapy. You might not know where to start, worry you'll get overwhelmed, or are hesitant to open up. 

All these feelings are understandable and expected. 

I will support and guide you, ask questions if you don't know where to start, track your level of hard emotions to stay within a window of capacity, and help you either share more or slow down at a

rate that feels comfortable to you.

My hope for you is to feel more fulfilled, empowered, confident, and in control. Trauma resolution is about regaining your power and control - this journey is unique to each survivor.

  We will address the big things that bring you in as well as your inner resources. In sessions, I will generally invite you to bring in a topic or material,

while I keep in mind and weave in elements of your therapy goals.

Working somatically and cognitively, I will help you improve self-regulation skills, feel more connected to the present moment, process trauma(s), update any nervous system responses or beliefs that no longer serve you, and integrate the trauma so that it does not feel like it defines you.

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Benefits of Online Therapy (Telehealth)

  -(Novotney, Amy. (2017, February).​​ A growing wave of online therapy. American Psychological Association.            https://www.apa.org/monitor/2017/02/online-therapy)

  • Appointments are conveniently located in the privacy and comfort of your home

  • Eliminates travel time and expense (gas) 

  • Increases access to wider range of providers and care who specialize in your particular issues, especially if you live in a remote or rural area

  • Reduces potential risks of traveling when feeling sick/symptomatic

  • Removes barriers to care, such as geographic, psychological, and accessibility

  • According to the American Psychological Association (APA), "telemental health is equivalent to face-to-face care in various settings and an acceptable alternative."

  • Please note: Telehealth might not be appropriate if you experience current, active and persistent suicidal ideation; had a recent suicide attempt; or have ongoing self-injurious behavior. Let's chat to see if I can provide you adequate support via telehealth.