Too often, people suffer in silence, thinking that therapy is only for "serious" problems. But the truth is that counseling can benefit anyone who wants to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe, confidential setting. Therapy can help you to understand yourself better, set personal goals, and work through challenges in your life. It can also provide a much-needed sense of support and connection. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or anything else, therapy can help you to find new perspectives and ways of coping.
Asian-Americans are often seen as the "model minority" - a thriving, hardworking, and upwardly mobile group. But the reality is that Asian-Americans face unique challenges that can lead to depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. One of the biggest concerns for Asian Americans is the pressure to succeed. Whether it's the pressure to get good grades, get into a good college, or get a good job, there is a lot of pressure to meet high standards. This pressure can lead to depression, anxiety, and problems in relationships and work. Another issue that Asian Americans face is the lack of cultural support. Because of the model minority myth, there is a perception that Asian Americans don't need help or support. This can make it challenging to find resources and information about mental health issues and make it harder to seek help when needed. Finally, many Asian Americans have experienced trauma, whether it's from war, natural disasters, or childhood abuse. This trauma can lead to depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you're an Asian-American struggling with mental health issues, know that you're not alone. There are many organizations and resources available to help you. Seek help from a therapist or counselor who understands your unique challenges. You deserve to live a happy and healthy life.
My goal is to help you gain clarity and identify the skills you need to overcome whatever challenges you are facing. I use an integrated approach to therapy, which means I draw from multiple theoretical frameworks to tailor my approach to meet your specific needs. I have training in dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, attachment theory, and Jungian theory. No matter what brings you to counseling, I will work with you to help you achieve your goals.