I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. I am an approved assistant for Somatic Experiencing beginning level training. My practice is located in Pleasant Hill, California. My educational background includes a BA in Social Work from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a MA in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
I have worked in many different mental health settings including psychiatric inpatient units, partial hospitalization programs, intensive case management programs and mental health outpatient clinics. Throughout my years of practice as a psychotherapist, I have served clients with different levels of psychiatric and mental health needs.
I am fluent in English and Cantonese. I have over two decades of experience as a social worker and psychotherapist providing mental health treatment and services to clients in both Hong Kong and the United States.
Certified Somatic Experience Practitioner (SEP) with the Somatic Experience Trauma Institute founded by Dr. Peter Levine, Ph.D. SE training is a well recognized and proven method for providing treatment to individuals suffering from trauma or chronic stress.
Approved assistant at the SE beginning level.
Completed four-level Certification in Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience (DARe). Certification provided by Trauma Solutions and Dr. Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D. This multi-year program provides specialized training in providing a Somatic Adult Attachment approach to therapy for developmental traumas.
Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Treatment modality designed to facilitate the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experiences to bring these to an adaptive resolution.