Who am I?
I am a bicultural Licensed Clinical Social Worker of Asian heritage, licensed in Maryland and Virginia.
Beside working at a mental health clinic, I see clients at my office in Cabin John, MD.
My specialty: management of mental illness, depression and anxiety/panic, trauma/DV, grief and loss work, relationship issues, life transition and stress management.
I'd also spent over10 years working for an EAP (Employee Assistant Program), working with corporate employees and their families. Having lived in Asia, Middle East, Europe and Latin America in the past, I also understand the stress caused by cross-cultural transition. Adjusting to a new culture/country is always an excitement and adventure; at the same time, it involves critical transitional issues such as changing identity, loss and grief, family/friendship issues, career change, and elevated anxiety and stress.
However, despite all the pain in life, I do believe that we grow through our life journey.
When choosing a therapist, it is important to feel safe and comfortable as we address highly personal issues. My approach is client-centered, collaborative, and goal-oriented. It is your journey, and I will be a partner for you. I will meet you wherever you are at the time you contact me. Questions are always welcome.
I will listen to your stories, explore your hope and obstacles, clarify the changes you want to see happen in your life, assist you to come up with possible approaches to your goals, and work together for you to regain control and find new perspective in life.