Individual Psychotherapy
In individual psychotherapy, I will try and help you gain more insight into your thoughts and emotions. My goal is to help you see yourself and relationships with others more clearly. My hope is that by understanding yourself better, you will be able to make decisions in your life that are more fulfilling to you.

The kinds of problems that therapy can help with include:

+ difficulties with interpersonal relationships

+ dealing with loss

+ aging

+ depression

+ anxiety

My psychotherapy practice is informed by a variety of schools of psychoanalytic thought including Freudian, object relations, and control-mastery. I also use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques in my work with individuals.

I trained at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry adult residency program and am currently a candidate at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.

I have a special interest in the experience of immigration for individuals and the children of immigrants. As a research fellow and a clinical professor at UCSF, I have published scientific articles and spoken at national conventions about the treatment of depression in Asian Americans.