Branch of Grape Leaves

EDUCATION;

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH;

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERISM

EDUCATION:

- B.S. in Psychology, Beijing University, China

- M.A. in Cognitive Psychology, The University of Chicago

- M.A. in Counseling (Marriage, Family and Child), Palo Alto University

- J.D. in Law, The University of Chicago Law School

SPECIALIZED TRAINING:

Psychotherapy is a continuing journey for therapists as much as it is for our clients.  Ongoing training and improvement is my responsibility to you as your therapist and to myself.  Recent experiences include:​

Couples Therapy:

  • Gottman Institute: Couples Therapy Level I Certificate (2017) and Level II Certificate (2020)

  • Couples Institute (Menlo Park, CA): The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, 2019-2020

  • Terry Real: (1) Couples Experiential Workshop (2021); Relational Life Therapy - Level 1 (2021); Couples Therapy consultation group (ongoing since 9/2020)

  • Hakomi Institute of California: Mindfulness-Centered Couples Therapy, by Rob Fisher (2021); Hakomi Essential Skills (2021); Hakomi Comprehensive Training - Level 1 (ongoing)​

  • Dr. Marty Klein: Sexual Intelligence Workshops; Couples Therapy Consultation Group (8/2020-5/2021)

Grief Therapy

Contemplative Practice:

  • Compassion Cultivation Training, CCARE, Stanford University, 2018

  • Compassion Immersion-2, 2018

  • Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), full training, UCSF - Osher Center, 2020

  • I practice meditation and believe that mindful living brings us joy, compassion and purpose. 

AFFILIATIONS and LICENSE:

  • Member, CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)

  • Board member and CFO (2021), SCV-CAMFT

  • CA License 119101

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERISM

I believe that volunteerism is a beautiful way of cultivating and sharing purpose and love in the community and in my own life.

  • Grief support: Kara-Grief Support, group facilitator and community outreach team member (2016-present)

  • CISM: trained in Basic and Advanced Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), with Bay Area CISM Team (Janet Childs), 2018, 2019.

  • Equity in childhood education: Family Connections, Board member (2013-14); Program Committee member (2014-2020)