5266 Hollister Avenue
Santa Barbara, California 93111
Specialties & Expertise
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Out of Network
I am a licensed psychologist in California. I have worked at a hospital, three university counseling centers, and a shelter for victims of domestic violence. I have provided psychological services to a very diverse mix of clients and enjoy working with people of all backgrounds. My clinical training has included individual psychotherapy, couples and group counseling, psychological assessment, multicultural counseling, crisis intervention, and outcome research. My therapeutic approach combines Adlerian, Cognitive-Behavioral and Humanistic Psychologies, frequently using hypnosis as an adjunct. I have also conducted research in hypnosis and partner abuse. In addition to English, I am fluent in Taiwanese and Mandarin Chinese.
My areas of clinical expertise include anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders, grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, interpersonal violence, and issues faced by new immigrants, international students, Asian-Americans, and women of color. I have also received extensive specialized training in the areas of hypnotherapy and Adlerian Psychotherapy.
At the initial stage of psychotherapy, I strive to establish a trusting relationship with clients and achieve an empathic understanding of their unique struggle. As therapy progresses, I work collaboratively with clients in assessing resources and obstacles, seeking insight, exploring for solutions to their problems, and effecting psychological growth.
Cost per Session: $250 - $300.Also speak Mandarin and Taiwanese
Years in Practice: 10 Years
School: Washington State University
Year Graduated: 2009
License and State: PSY 23999 California