People go seek medical treatment, physical therapy, chiropractic or other physical treatments for physical pain. Therapy is one form of treatment for your mental health. Like physical therapy, mental health therapy can be intense, but it can also be refreshing like a mental massage. Therapy is not necessarily just for people who have mental illness. It can also be a chance for people to ease the tension in their minds and reconnect with themselves. And just like the physical treatments, sometimes it takes several tries to find the best fits for your needs.
My personal therapy style is existential therapy. Existentialism is not only my clinical approach but also my personal life philosophy. Existential framework helps me make sense of my own life. However, I do not always focus on existential issues in my clinical practice. I believe that there are many different ways to heal and people are the experts of their own lives. At the end of the day, what is most important is what make sense to clients in their lives. Thus, I also utilize clinical tools from all different kinds of therapy approaches to help my clients get where they want to go.
I think the key component of the therapeutic relationship is trust. Trust is a foundation to creating a safe space, and is essential to building a therapeutic relationship that allows growth and change.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Source of communication challenges in circumstances and relationships that can have a negative impact on mental health. Misunderstandings and misinterpretations often lead to arguments in personal, platonic, or professional relationships.
Familial relationships can be the source of stress and emotional pain, even in the healthiest of situations. Painful interactions can range from irritation to resentment and lead to feelings of guilt, disappointment, and anger.
Trauma is the result of experiencing a perceived, extremely distressful event. Although the stress threshold for each person differs, meaning that each person considers and experiences trauma differently, it is an event that tops one’s threshold. It exceeds one’s ability to cope or emotionally process. Symptoms may include shock, anxiety, confusion, hopelessness, feeling disconnected, mood swings, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Race & Cultural Identity
Challenges around race and cultural identity vary enormously, including issues related to discrimination, racism, and intergenerational trauma.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) causes a hard time focusing attention and controlling restless or impulsive behavior. People with ADHD might have emotional outbursts, be forgetful, and/or find it difficult to stay organized.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
CA, LMFT, 122774
Master of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Southern California
I have been working in as a marriage and family therapist since 2017 and have worked with individuals, children, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds. Throughout my years of training and working, I have gained a lot of experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, and trauma history. I specialize in communication issues and family relationships. I like using creative interventions and frameworks that make sense the most for clients in my practice.
4325 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 900034, CA