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Why I do this
I love helping people in their process of deepening their self-awareness, changing their communication skills, and creating healthier boundaries. It's a thrill seeing clients become more confident and feel more self-assured. And I’m very honored by my clients' willingness to open up to me and take me on their journey of self-discovery and healing.
I am mixed American Asian. I was born in and had lived some of my formative years in the Philippines. I'm familiar with the nuances of blending cultures and how it shapes who you are and your values.
Being a psychotherapist is my second career. After receiving a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, from Sacramento State University in 1994, I longed to work in a deeper capacity and decided to go back to school to study counseling. I earned my Master's degree in Counseling in 2005 from Sonoma State University and became licensed as an MFT in 2013.
As a Psychotherapist
I continually strive to be and do better. I consistently attend trainings and participate in ongoing consultation and groups to enhance my skills and grow as a therapist. Currently I am learning Internal Family Systems (IFS), a therapeutic approach developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz. This approach helps clients understand themselves by giving voice to their parts. Currently, I am attending Dr. Schwartz’s Online IFS Circle. Additionally, I am trained in both Levels I and II of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing - Adaptive Information Processing (EMDR-AIP) and am fulfilling requirements for certification. I attend a monthly EMDR - AIP consultation group facilitated by Dr. Dean Dickerson in Davis, CA.
As a practitioner, I use aspects of client-centered therapy, psychodynamic and relational therapy, IFS, EMDR-AIP, Somatic and Mindfulness practices. My intention is to create a safe place for clients to delve into their story and help them make sense of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
I provide psychotherapy in Woodland, CA and serve people from Yolo and surrounding counties.
I currently accept Anthem Blue Cross, Sutter Health EAP and Optum insurances.
My office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 1 pm to 7 pm and Tuesday 11:30 am to 5 pm.
My private pay per session is $110 per session. I do offer sliding scale that starts at $85 per session.
Thank you for your interest and I hope to get to work with you!