Practicum Doctoral Trainee
I utilize an integrative theory approach that combines person-centered counseling, solution-focused brief therapy techniques, and strengths-based therapy informed by a humanistic perspective. This means that I value creating a strong therapeutic working alliance and helping my clients work towards their goals through identifying and using their strengths. I see my clients as the experts of their own lives. My goal is to provide a safe and accepting space for my clients to share their story.
My professional background is in the field of school counseling. Therefore, I have experience working with clients on their career and college readiness, academic development, and social/emotional growth. My clinical interests include multicultural identity exploration, substance and opioid use, adjustment concerns, body image concerns, anxiety, and trauma.
I am passionate about engaging in social justice, and I am both professionally and personally committed to equity and inclusion. Within my work, I focus on intersecting identities and how they shape our worldview. Therefore, I strive to have conversations about intersectionality with my clients. I have a strong interest in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community and military dependents. Having lived in South Korea twice, I speak conversational Korean. I enjoy working with and advocating for racial and ethnic minority students as well as international students.
- American Counseling Association
- American Psychological Association