Masters in Counseling Psychology, In Progress
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Eastern Washington University
Certifications & Trainings
- Certified as a 200-hour Yoga Teacher
- Certified in Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Certified in Level 1 & 2 Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
- Certified in Trauma-focused Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
- Trained in Behavioral Activation Treatment for depression and anxiety through the Behavioral Health Management & Intervention course
- Fluent in English and Japanese
As a biracial and multicultural person, who has lived through experiences of marginalization and oppression, I have experienced the transformative power of healing through my own therapeutic journey. These invaluable experiences have crystallized into a vision for what type of therapist I wanted to become, which is to empower my clients on their healing journey.
My goal as a therapist is centered on providing inclusive and affirmative care while acknowledging and honoring your unique life story. I want to build a strong therapeutic relationship with you through an egalitarian collaboration, where I continuously strive to dismantle the power dynamic between the therapist and the client.
As your therapist, without shaming the survival and coping strategies that have played a vital role in serving you in the face of adversity, I will draw upon the depth of your inner strengths and core values as a compass to guide your therapeutic journey together.
I am committed to being a validating space holder for you to feel truly seen, heard, and appreciated just as you are in our work together. I want you to feel safe in openly sharing your experiences, values, and beliefs without the fear of being discriminated against, invalidated, or judged. I want to explore with you what aspects of your life are preventing you from experiencing fulfillment and to gain an insight into what fulfillment means to you through your own lens.
Together, we will explore and uncover the patterns and themes that are showing up in your life as areas of distress. Therapy can bring forth profound insights, healing, growth, and transformation, which knows no bounds. Thank you for stopping by to read my bio, and I look very forward to collaborating with you.