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I have come to believe that loving presence is the most important thing we have to learn.  This loving intimate connection with each other is the ground and purpose of our living, and the source of the healing that we do. 

- Ron Kurtz

If you have butterflies in your stomach, invite them into your heart. 

- Cooper Edens


Clinical Fellow of AAMFT


Offering Supervision to Associate Therapists

Offering Support Group for Asian Pacific-Islander Therapists

I'M A LICENSED PSYCHOTHERAPIST based in the San Francisco Bay Area and, through teletherapy, work with clients throughout the State of California.   I am a Clinical Fellow of AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy), a member of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) and its Board committee member, a member of AFTNC (Association of Family Therapists of Northern California), and a member of the SCV-CAMFT (Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CAMFT) and its former board member.

As a Certified Hakomi Therapist, my work is very experiential and I work with the full spectrum of our experiences, from thoughts, behaviors and feelings to memories, images, impulses, body senses and tensions, core beliefs and more.  I deeply value compassion, loving presence, mindfulness, and individual and relational wholeness. 

(See my article on Hakomi)

Although I majored in psychology in my undergraduate (Beijing University, China) and graduate program (University of Chicago), I didn't become a psychotherapist until much later in life.  In my 20's and 30's, I practiced law with dual license in New York and California, worked in investment banking, advised and invested in startups, and started a family.  I traveled extensively for work and lived in many high energy but also high stress metropolitan areas, from New York, Chicago and Silicon Valley in the U.S. to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong in Asia.

These lived experiences have proven to be invaluable strengths and assets now in my psychotherapy practice.  I understand, at a much deeper level and in a more nuanced way, the demands and uncertainties in today's competitive work/life dynamics and their impact on individuals, relationships and families.  As a bilingual, bi-cultural psychotherapist, I am also keenly aware of a wide array of cultural factors that impact my clients, regardless of their own race or ethnicity.


Effective psychotherapy is both a science and an art.  Not only does it require skills, insight, and experiential depth of the therapist but it also depends on the good fit between the therapist and you. 


I can offer psychotherapy sessions in both English and Chinese (Mandarin) languages.

Meet Aspen! 

I'm not the only therapist in the family.  My girl Aspen has a stellar track record in delivering love, support and comfort.   As members of Furry Friends, a Bay-area non-profit, we visit local schools, mental health residential facilities, senior communities, etc. and have been blessed with precious moments of supporting and connecting with others.  

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