I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Professional Life Coach with 10+ years clinical experience working with the Mental Health population. I have strong compassion, dedication and commitment in assisting those who care for growth, no matter what walks of life. I believe in working where my clients are and meeting them half way to reach their fullest potential.
I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Baruch College and my Masters in Clinical Social Work from New York University (NYU) ; School of Social Work in 2007. There, I was the recipient of NYU Glass Scholarship and Fellowship. I am currently enrolled in the one year program at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies (CMPS). Also attended to The Life Coaching Institute of Orange County. I currently serve on the Board for The New York Coalition for Asian American Mental Health (NYCAAMH) and The Chinese American Sunshine House (CSH). Am a member of the National Association of Social Work (NASW) and the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). I am dedicated to helping patients receive the treatment they need so they can enjoy a positive and fulfilling lifestyle.
I am currently the Lead Social Worker and Adjunct Therapist Supervisor at the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit of St. Barnabas Health Medical Center. Previously as the Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Inpatient Psychiatry unit of NYU Lutheran and is in private practice. Patients see me for a variety of reasons, including depression, worries, eating disorders, anxieties, relationship/marriage consultations, and/or family/parenting counseling. I am bilingual in English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese).
I value and appreciate the strength base approach, empowering one to take control of their own lives in meaningful and sustainable ways. I also practice with different techniques and concepts from other theoretical approach such as, the Cognitive-Behavorial approach, with the focus on dysfunctional patterns of thoughts and how it affects ones behavior, the Interpersonal approach, with the focus on identifying dysfunctional patterns in interpersonal relationship and the Psychodynamic approach, examining the feelings in which one is and is not aware of.
Together we will identify, examine and develop unique tools specifically tailored towards your overcoming the barriers that have impeded your potential to reach your goal. I have a strong passion, commitment and dedication to inspire those who are in need and care to grow and to achieve.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Career difficulties
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #44SC05712100 (Expires: 2020-08-31)
She is awesome and is a huge help to me! Never hesitated to vent my thoughts and feelings to her and it was just great to have her.