I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #83692). I have over 20 years experience providing psychotherapy in a variety of settings, such as community mental health clinics, transitional housing for the homeless, K-12 schools in underserved communities, Veterans Affairs programs, hospitals, hospice, probation programs for at-risk youth, and in private practice. I have worked with diverse populations from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds of all ages. Having worked in many different settings, each with its own milieu, I have been trained to employ a wide range of interventions, such as cognitive behavioral (CBT), behavioral, brief therapy, psychodynamic, anger management, grief therapy, dialectical, solution-focused, emotionally focused therapy (EFT) and art therapy, just to name a few. While I employ a primarily insight oriented approach, I will apply an eclectic range of techniques, one that is uniquely tailored to each patient. I work especially well with creatives, artists, writers, gifted adults, multiracial couples, and women. I also provide therapy in Korean.

Academics

  • B.A. in Philosophy, Scripps College

  • M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Southern California

  • M.A. program in Philosophy, Fuller Seminary

Leadership

  • SDNC CAMFT- Board of Directors, November 2017-Current

  • CAMFT Educational Scholarship Committee - Member 2018-2019

Fellowships

  • San Diego Psychoanalytic Center (SDPC) Fellowship Program, 2015-2016

Advanced Training

  • Grief Training, San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples, ICEEFT

Adjunctive Training

  • Certified Yoga Instructor, RYS 200

Professional Affiliations

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

  • San Diego North County CAMFT (SDNC-CAMFT), Clinical Member

  • San Diego Psychoanalytic Center (SDPC), Associate Member

  • International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)