- Bachelor’s, Political Science, Brown University
- Master’s, Education, Harvard University
- Doctorate, Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute
- Candidate, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis
- Certificate of Psychoanalysis, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis
- Licensed Psychologist, State of California (since 2005)
Licensed Psychologist, State of Hawaii
- Licensed Psychologist, State of New York
Prior to my training as a psychotherapist, I worked as legislative aide for a San Francisco public official and also taught English as a Second Language in South Korea.
I also have consulted to and coached top executives and boards of directors of various organizations, from global Fortune 500 companies to non-profits.
As part of my doctoral training in psychology, I provided psychotherapy to adults at Richmond Area Multi-Services Clinic in San Francisco, where I completed an APA accredited internship. I then furthered my training as a Post-doctoral Resident in the Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland. Thereafter, I provided psychological services in state prisons.
I have a particular interest in working with women and men from multi-cultural backgrounds. Having been born in the U.S. but raised by immigrants, I have personal understanding of some of the challenges of navigating various expectations. I also have taught cross-cultural psychology to graduate students at Golden Gate University and the Wright Institute. My doctoral dissertation looked at how racial identity and parent-child conflict is shaped by living in one’s ancestral homeland. Having lived and worked in Asia, the Middle East, and various parts of the U.S., I know that culture plays a significant part in shaping our experiences.
My passion is to help you make sense of your life, weave your personal tapestry, and find resonance in your own voice.