Please note: I am seeing all clients via telehealth only.

I am not accepting new psychological testing evaluations until further notice. However, I AM accepting immigration-based evaluations.

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About my practice

I offer individual therapy for adults using an integrative and collaborative approach, with the goal of creating an environment where clients can explore their values, uncover ways in which their context influences their identity, and work toward change and growth.  I approach all therapy through social justice-oriented and feminist lenses, with the goal of helping clients to feel seen, understood, and respected. Specifically, I have expertise in working with trauma, the impact of oppression, Asian American mental health, individuals who are considering leaving or have left religious and spiritual communities, sexual identity and gender exploration, and college-age and early-adult development.

Additionally, I offer psychological testing through a Therapeutic Assessment lens, which involves collaborating with clients to maximize the therapeutic impact of testing. In my assessments, I use reliable and valid testing instruments and standardized administration to provide clients with valuable information and insight about themselves. This information might include underlying factors contributing to distress and personality characteristics, as well as cognitive strengths and growth-areas. At the end of the assessment, I provide a personalized document containing findings and recommendations, which I review with clients in-person.

As a part of my practice, I also offer psychological assessments for immigration cases, e.g. Extreme Hardship, Political Asylum, U-Visa, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Please note that I do not provide services or evaluations for the following: forensic or custody purposes, emotional support animal certification.

About me  

I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver, an APA-accredited program, in 2015.  I have been licensed with the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners since 2016 (OR License #2700).  I completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship with Community Reach Center, a community mental health center in Commerce City, CO; and a post-doctoral residency with Reed College Health and Counseling Center in Portland, OR.