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Branch of Grape Leaves





- 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


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 workshops, seminars and trainings include:​

Hakomi Mindfulness Somatic Psychotherapy

Hakomi Institute of California:

  • Mindfulness-Centered Couple Therapy program, by Rob Fisher

  • Hakomi Essential Skills

  • Hakomi Comprehensive Training - Level 1 certificate

  • Hakomi Professional Training - Level 1 certificate; teaching assistant

  • Hakomi Consultation Group with Rob Fisher - couple therapy (ongoing)

  • Hakomi Skills Group with Rob Fisher (ongoing)

  • Hakomi International Group with Rob Fisher and Julie Murphy

Couple Therapy:

Gottman Institute:

  • Level I Certificate

  • Level II Certificate

Relational Life Institute, by Terry Real:​

  • Couples Experiential Workshop

  • Relational Life Therapy - Level 1 certificate

  • Healing Power of Relationship Summit

  • Couple Therapy consultation group with Terry Real (ongoing)

Esther Perel

  • Annual clinical training - Sessions Live

Couples Institute (Menlo Park, CA): 

  • The Developmental Model of Couple Therapy

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

Dr. Marty Klein: 

  • Sexual Intelligence Workshops

  • Couples Therapy Consultation Group

Grief and Trauma

  • Kara-Grief agency (Palo Alto, CA), grief therapy for individuals and grief support groups (2016-2019)

  • Intensive Trauma Treatment Course, by Bassel van der Kolk

  • Grief Summit

  • Suicide Prevention Summit

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive (Pesi)

Depression and Anxiety​

  • Numerous workshops on depression and anxiety treatment, including CBT, ACT and DBT

  • Currently in specialized training to further integrate experiential and psychosomatic approaches in the management of depression and anxiety

Contemplative Practice:  I believe that mindful living brings us joy, compassion and purpose


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

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA# 119101)


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

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