Hi! I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Long Beach. I have many years of diverse clinical experience working with children, teens, adults, and families struggling with anxiety and social anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships and dating, LGBTQ issues, self-esteem, life changes, transitions, perfectionism, ADHD, food and eating issues, and also substance use. My experience includes a focus in working with persons of color and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) populations, intergenerational trauma, and first-generation college students. Prior to Daybreak I worked in various settings including community mental health, a university community clinic, supporting individuals with co-occurring severe mental health and substance use issues, and also Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy with individuals on the autism spectrum. My passion for psychology and seeking to understand human behavior began at an early age as I witnessed people close to me experiencing various forms of mental and emotional distress. Also going through overwhelming challenges and struggles alone in my life while growing up inspired me to want to support others to not have to go through theirs alone as well. In my approach to therapy I will meet you where you are at and together we can explore how your past experiences may have contributed to your present struggles or symptoms and help you achieve insight to support your healing, growth, and vision for your most meaningful life. I believe each person is unique and deserves a customized therapy that fits their needs. I offer an integrative holistic approach that incorporates psychodynamic, attachment based, mindfulness, humanistic, relational, and person-centered therapies, and welcome creative and cognitive behavioral methods as well. I will cultivate a safe space through genuine interest, warmth, empathy, and nonjudgmental acceptance as we meet your challenges and manifest your goals. To inquire about setting up an appointment with me, please call our office at (562) 566-4257.