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 non-binary, queer, neurodivergent, and biracial/multicultural person of color who grew up in a segregated neighborhood, I have experienced various forms of discrimination and marginalization throughout my life. Feeling ashamed, alone, and lost in deep despair, I walked into a therapy session desperate for help… Turns out, therapy provided me with a safe and validating space to heal from trauma and to grow, which empowered me to pursue my passion to become a therapist.
My therapeutic lens is rooted in an intersectional feminism approach. My goal as a therapist is centered on providing multiculturally sensitive, 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 our 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. I want you to feel safe in sharing your experiences, values, and beliefs without the fear of being discriminated against, invalidated, or judged.
Together, we will explore what aspects of your life are preventing you from experiencing fulfillment and gain insight into what fulfillment means to you. Our collaboration will uncover the patterns and themes that are showing up in your life as areas of distress. Therapy can bring forth profound insights, healing, and transformation, which knows no bounds. Thank you for stopping by to read my bio, and I look very forward to working with you.