I believe that the first step in living an authentic life is through self-awareness. As the ability to assess yourself, your surroundings, and your situations increases, it paves the way for healing, understanding, and a willingness and openness to see the world a little differently. I love the process of digging deeper and understanding the why’s of your past and present so that you can have more control over your present and future.
I enjoy facilitating the space for growth and change to unfold. I think of a therapist as a co-pilot for when you need additional support navigating life’s twists and turns. You’re still doing all the driving – I’m just along for the ride. Instead of mindlessly driving, with the help of a co-pilot, you can slow down on the highway of life, examine the roads you’ve been driving on, the choices that lie ahead, and figure out which direction you want to go next.
When I’m not in therapy, I am usually out and about. I love to travel, hike, camp, and go on long adventures. I live life for the journey, not the destination. I am also a lover of nature, yoga, cooking, reading, and writing. I call myself a “social introvert” because although I love socializing with my friends, I have more energy when I’m alone and tend to be more productive when I’m by myself. I love all things bizarre, weird, and different because I feel like I can relate.
University of Southern California, Master of Social Work
Northwestern University, B.A.
Supervised by Linda Yoon, LCSW 85339