I am a counselor, mentor and life coach focusing on young professionals, students and expatriates. I focus on person-centered development, helping my clients find a stronger sense of self, as well as with others, the society and the world at large. Since 2001, I have been working as an educator in intercultural competence and multicultural/diversity awareness. I’ve also held health and wellness workshops at Harvard, Wellesley College and Boston College, and through various teen and women’s organizations such as ASPIRE (Asian Sisters Participating in Reaching Excellence) and Urban Outreach Initiatives.
I have traveled the world and back, and have experienced heartache, joy, change, sickness, love, loneliness, discrimination, triumph and hardship. In 2004 while in graduate school in Boston, I went through a tough adjustment period after being a California girl for 21 years. Two dramatic life events pointed me towards working within mental health and wellness, especially for people of color, students, and young women. As an expatriate in Germany, I have also experienced a difficult transition, but believe through talk therapy, counseling, good people, good food, nature, faith and taking it one day at a time, one can positively overcome and adjust to life changes, people and situations.
2018-2019 Outpatient substance abuse counselling, Spectrum Health Systems, Massachusetts, US
2014-present Outpatient therapy for international and expat communities
2014 Boston College Mental Health Counseling Degree, M.A.
2013-2014 Mass Bay Community College
2008-2011 Wellesley College
since 2001 Mentoring with a special focus on Asian American women
Licensed Mental Health Clinician (LMHC)
M.A. Mental Health Counseling, Boston College, Lynch School of Education
M.Ed. Interdisciplinary Art Education, Harvard University, School of Education
M.Ed. Art Education, Columbia University, Teachers College