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 personal and professional growth is my commitment to you as your therapist and to myself.  Recent experiences include:​

Couples Therapy:

Gottman Institute:

  • Level I Certificate (2017)

  • Level II Certificate (2020)

Couples Institute (Menlo Park, CA): 

  • The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, 2019-2020

  • Numerous workshops by founders Dr. Bader and Dr. Peterson

Relational Life Institute, by Terry Real: 

  • Couples Experiential Workshop (2021)

  • Relational Life Therapy - Level 1 (2021)

  • Healing Power of Relationship Summit (2022)

  • Couples Therapy consultation group (ongoing since 2020)

Hakomi Institute:

  • Mindfulness-Centered Couples Therapy, by Rob Fisher (2021)

  • Hakomi Essential Skills (2021)

  • Hakomi Comprehensive Training - Level 1 (2021-2022)

  • Hakomi Consultation Group (ongoing since 2021)

  • Hakomi Professional Training - Teaching Assistant (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

  • Hakomi mindfulness

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

AFFILIATIONS and LICENSE:

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)