Background I was born in the Philippines and grew up in in Hawaii. I grew up up as a mixed race child in an immigrant family in a very ethnically diverse state. My experience growing up between cultures - in my case, Filipino, Hawaiian and American - deeply informs my approach to clients who also identify as first generation and/or mixed race. I am deeply familiar with the navigation of acculturation, language, family expectation and the immigrant drive to succeed.
Education and training I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Columbia University in New York City and my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Phillips Graduate University in Los Angeles.
Professional Affiliations I am an active member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and Postpartum Support International..