She/Her/HersMental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Caini brings a number of tools to the therapy room, and she utilizes whatever approach will be most helpful to the client in front of her. She tends to incorporate a trauma-focused Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) approach to help clients manage intense emotions and Person-Centered Therapy to put them in the driver’s seat of the counseling process.
With the use of DBT, Caini can help clients evaluate and challenge distorted thinking patterns. They build acceptance skills and change skills, foster positive self-talk, and create a life worth living.
With Person-Centered Therapy, Caini helps clients recognize the beauty of their authenticity, boost their self-esteem, and restore their optimism toward life.
Multicultural competence is also crucial. As an Asian female, Caini understands how painful it is to be isolated and viewed differently. She meets clients where they are and work from a social justice lens, advocating for her client's rights.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions
Years of Experience: 3 years
Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2022 - Present
Wellness Tree Counseling Services, Clinical Intern, 2021 - 2022
NYU Metro Center's College Prep Academy, Clinical Intern, 2020 - 2021
Lifespan Development Lab, Brandeis Unviersity, Research Assistant, 2019 - 2020
Brandeis 6talk Hotline, Clinical Intern, 2018 - 2019
New York University, Master of Arts, 2022
New York State Education Department, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certificate, 2022
Brandeis University , Bachelor of Arts, 2020
New York: P116768