I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in New York, with experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, family conflicts, relationship issues, parenting problems, and difficulties with teenagers and adolescents. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse within the juvenile justice system.
My therapy style is interactive and warm, with a focus on motivating my clients to build a healthier lifestyle. I believe that every person is an expert in their own life, my role is simply to ask questions that will help my clients recognize their own struggles and vulnerabilities, and develop personal motivations and goals in their life. My approach combines humanistic, Dialectical -behavioral, and solution-focused therapy, and I can tailor our dialog and treatment plans to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to take the first step towards change, a Korean proverb states that 'a beginning is half the battle' Please allow me to support and empower you.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
NY LMFT 001773-01
Mina has allowed me to see the things that are affecting me the most and to address them. I appreciate her insight and expertise. I would recommend her any day.
Written on Mar 12, 2023 after therapy with Mina for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues
Mina has been an incredible asset to my growth and mental health improvements! She is forward thinking and solution driven, yet still highly skilled at being an empathic listener and healing spirit. Also, as an Asian American, it is very difficult to find a therapist who can relate to certain experiences. Mina has understood and helped put some of my thoughts and worries into tangible words that I am now able to work through on my own. I am so appreciative of her work and highly recommend her as a therapist!
Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Mina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching
Mina is such an incredible person. She makes me feel very safe and comfortable to share any of my concerns and struggles and approaches them in a very constructive way. I enjoy that she challenges me to figure out how I feel about things and helps me view things in different perspectives. I am beyond grateful to have her in this healing journey with me and learning great life skills along the way. She is allowing me to be my true authentic self and opening my eyes to allow myself to be my authentic self at all times.
Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Mina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Mina is a wonderful listener and insightful human — recommend!
Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Mina for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
She listens, genuinely tries to understand, and gives her honest thoughts. It genuinely feels like she's working hard to get to the root of what's bothering you and help you through it.
Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Mina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
Mina was a joy to work with. She asked me really thought-provoking questions that helped me change my perspective. I was surprised by how much progress I made in a month--she gave me the tools I needed to make impactful interventions in my everyday life.
Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Mina for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues