I am sensitive to cross-cultural factors and respect that people are experts in their own care. In addition to English, I speak Mandarin Chinese fluently. I can conduct therapy in both English and Mandarin Chinese simultaneously. My bilingual capacity is a great asset, especially for those Mandarin-speaking immigrant families that raise an English-speaking younger generation.

I am also honored to be the 2019 Recipient of the WAMFT Diversity Award


My professional involvement goes beyond the counseling room and academic settings. I deeply care about the issues of mental health accessibility to the public and of advancing the professional field as a whole. In April 2018 I was honored to be invited by American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy to meet and speak with Congressional members in Washington D.C. to advocate for the marriage and family therapists as eligible Medicare providers in the U.S.

Getting to Know Me

I have extensive experiences working in academia and in various clinical settings. Previously I was a full-time professor and clinical supervisor at a nationally accredited master’s level MFT program in the state of New York before moving to the west coast. I also published articles and gave presentations in the national conferences and local communities. I am currently an adjunct professor at Northwest University.

 

I have worked extensively in public and private mental health settings, including university clinics, youth and family services, community substance abuse treatment center, state contracted counseling programs and child guidance center. The last eight years I was in a private practice, working with individuals, couples and families. I have worked with a wide range of client population, both voluntary and involuntary ones with various issues, ranging from individual’s behavioral and mental issues, grief, trauma, alcohol and substance use, couple’s relationships, family’s conflicts, and life transitions.


I am also an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and have provided over a thousand hours in of individual, dyadic and group supervision in the academic training program and in my private practice. I enjoy providing supervision to licensed mental health professionals who seek to advance their clinical knowledge and skills in their practice

 

I am sensitive to cross-cultural factors and respect that people are experts in their own care. In addition to English, I speak Mandarin Chinese fluently. I can conduct therapy in both English and Mandarin Chinese simultaneously. My bilingual capacity is a great asset, especially for those Mandarin-speaking immigrant families that raise an English-speaking younger generation.

I am also honored to be the 2019 Recipient of the WAMFT Diversity Award


My professional involvement goes beyond the counseling room and academic settings. I deeply care about the issues of mental health accessibility to the public and of advancing the professional field as a whole. In April 2018 I was honored to be invited by American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy to meet and speak with Congressional members in Washington D.C. to advocate for the marriage and family therapists as eligible Medicare providers in the U.S.