Belonging and authentic connection are core to well-being.  When connections are torn, even in subtle ways, we can spiral into anxiety, depression, or lose sight of who we are.  You deserve to feel in sync with loved ones and a chosen community. 

With a PhD in anthropology—the study of culture and what makes us human—and ongoing training as a Research Psychoanalyst, and as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) I aim to create a safe and nurturing space to explore how belonging and rupture may impact your well-being.  Since 2006, I sat with hundreds of Vietnamese lesbians in my research, as they navigated belonging related to issues of gender, sexuality, relationships, and family. 

I approach therapy as a way of listening to unconscious processes in experiences like exile, abjection, and shame.  With kindness and a desire to deliver the utmost quality of care, I hope to create a space for you to explore what it feels like to belong.

I welcome you to use my offerings to create the life and the community that you most desire. 

AMFT #134343 (under supervision of Justin Shubert, PsyD, PhD)

RPS #281 (under supervision of Estelle Shane, PhD, PsyD)

Contact me below or at (714) 908-7378.

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Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. 

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.

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