I provide psychological testing and evaluations to children, adolescents, and adults in California. Some common reasons for referral include diagnostic clarifications of ADHD, ASD, specific learning disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, and other trauma-based symptoms. I also conduct Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs) and immigration-related evaluations.
Additionally, I offer telehealth psychotherapy to adolescents and adults in California and New York. Being a first-generation immigrant from Hong Kong, I am bicultural, fluent in Cantonese and English, and proficient in Mandarin. I understand the specific challenges of international students, non-resident employees, immigrants, and persons of color. I connect well with clients from these populations because of the shared experiences.
With over 20 years of experience working in various mental health treatment programs, my clinical expertise includes psychological trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am also skilled in treating clients who struggle with life transitions, identity, acculturation, relationships, parenting, caregiver-related stress, and women’s issues such as infertility and postpartum depression.
In my therapy practice, I integrate traditional talk therapy with evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based therapy for depression and anxiety, as well as Trauma-Focused CBT and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma. With children, I also use art and play therapy to help them express their feelings, process their experiences, and practice skills to reduce their distress.
Generally, my treatment approach is relational and strength-based. I strongly believe a collaborative and trusting relationship is a prerequisite for meaningful therapy. I support clients in recognizing and strengthening their internal resources, resilience, and sense of hope. As a psychologist, my goal is to help my clients become their best therapists by guiding them to strengthen their confidence and increase their capacity to manage their stressors.