I have been working in mental health since 2011. I started from the bottom and worked my way up in the field, which has given me a unique, in-depth perspective on not only mental health treatments but also the people who seek them. Professionally, I balance work as a licensed marriage and family therapist seeing clients, running a group at a non-profit for youth, and teaching as an adjunct professor for the psychology department of a community college. On a more personal note, I am of mixed race background including Korean and Caucasian. I was raised in a blended family that also included Hispanic and Chinese culture, and I spent much of my adolescence living in the South. Also, I am a part of the LGBTQ+ community. Some of my passions outside of counseling are cooking/baking, swimming, yoga, singing, and creative writing.
I graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Counseling. My passion and ability for counseling have been recognized both professionally and academically. Professionally, I was given the opportunity to continue counseling teenagers at the end of my traineeship at Casa Youth Shelter, an amazing non-profit organization that provides Orange County 12 of its 18 shelter beds for teens, where I still maintain part-time employment. Academically, I was acknowledged among my Masters in Counseling graduating class with an award for excellence as a counselor.