I collaborate with patients to provide diagnostic evaluations, medication management, individual psychotherapy, and treatment plans for a broad range of mental health conditions. I am a Chinese American Bay Area native with particular interest in the ways culture, systems of belonging, and trauma may impact well-being. I take a holistic approach to mental health and consider factors such as sleep, habits, identities, meaning and purpose in daily activities, life transitions, and quality of relationships in addition to medications as appropriate when planning treatment. Regardless of the nature of your visit, I consider every meeting an opportunity for understanding, connection, and support.
In psychotherapy, I help patients make sense of their feelings and develop a richer understanding of their inner world. I view therapy as a place to safely explore grief, hopes, conflicts, and fears that may be holding us back from living our present lives with greater freedom and vitality. I also aim to provide a reliable and supportive environment for those weathering life’s inevitable stressors and losses. While I draw from principles across psychodynamic therapy, interpersonal therapy, couples therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness, I ultimately believe in a flexible approach of tailoring treatment to the individual at any stage of their psychotherapeutic journey.
-B.S. University of California Los Angeles, Psychobiology
-M.D. Stanford School of Medicine
-Adult Psychiatry Residency, Stanford School of Medicine
-Fellowship year completion, Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program
-Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Honors and Awards
-Austen Riggs Excellence in Psychotherapy Award
-Marnell Award in Psychotherapy from Stanford Department of Psychiatry
-NIMH T32 Predoctoral Research Fellowship
-Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
-Rose Gilbert in Memory of Maggie Gilbert Scholarship