She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
As a first-generation immigrant and a clinical social worker in private practice for over ten years, I'm deeply committed to alleviating emotional suffering in young professionals. Untreated trauma and emotional pain leads to psychological imbalances, resulting in a cascade of challenges such as problematic relationships, unfulfilling careers, self-blame, shame, distorted self-esteem, substance abuse, and a pervasive sense that life is merely to be endured.
Furthermore, I feel that it is necessary to address the impact of the macro on the individual. The Covid pandemic which took the world by surprise, left many of us feeling unsafe and uncertain. And ever since, we have been confronted with crisis after crisis from climate change, deep-seated political divisions, and the ever-present threat of violence on a personal and global scale. I also do not ignore the negative impact of technology—particularly smartphones and social media, leaching into mental well being. Resulting mix of anxiety, depression, burnout, and confusion about personal values and purpose need to be emotionally processed and understood.
Over the years, I have developed a therapeutic style of my own that is direct--when necessary I take an active approach in encouraging my clients to identify and clarify their blind spots and pain points that kept them stuck. And, my skill as an active listener and the ability to deeply empathize peels away emotional defenses, revealing the vulnerability and emotional wounds underneath. I also draw from my personal journey of healing from childhood traumas to instill hope and remind clients of the shared human condition.
At present, I am seeing clients virtually. In addition to New York, I am also licensed to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Colorado.
Depression - Following a significant loss, such as unemployment or a breakup, the ability to "bounce back" might not always feel possible. What's considered "normal" grieving can persist and escalate into depression, characterized by a collection of symptoms that impair daily functioning and overall quality of life.
Substance use - The key distinguishing factor between "normal" use of alcohol and cannabis and problematic use (or dependence) is whether the individual is using these substances to seek relief from or to alter their ongoing low mood.
Trauma - Traumatic experience, characterized by intense fear and terror, can leave lasting effects without proper emotional validation and support to understand what happened. Childhood abuse, in particular, often leads to enduring consequences that negatively impact adult relationships and career. Similarly, traumatic events in adulthood can have long-lasting effect on mental health, causing persistent symptoms like anxiety, intrusive thoughts and alienation.
Burnout - High-achieving young professionals may not always recognize that their feelings of apathy, dissatisfaction, and hopelessness stem from an unsustainable connection to work and success, traits often praised by their parents and society.
Asian American Issues - Conflict between first generation immigrant parents and their adult children manifests in unspoken resentments, anger and the pressure to live up to parental expectation results in guilt and shame, and symptoms of anxiety and depression.
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Years of Experience: 12 years
Private Practice, Owner/Practitioner , 2012 - Present
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Resident Mental Health Program, Senior Social Worker/Psychotherapist, 2022 - 2023
Long Island Consultation Center, Psychotherapist, 2013 - 2015
Harlem United Community AIDS Agency, Social Worker, 2009 - 2012
New York University, MSW, 2011
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, BA, 1993
New York: 083579
New Jersey: 44SC06232700