Hi, I'm Kathie (she/they), I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California. I identify as an Asian American, queer, non-binary person. It can be difficult to find therapists that reflect marginalized experiences which is what called me to this work. I operate through an embodied, trauma-informed, and intersectional feminist lens.
I use: Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, body awareness, cognitive-behavioral, existential, and narrative therapy approaches to achieve self-compassion and understanding of one's mental health and well being. Each individual is unique and different therefore treatment will be tailored to your needs. My style is to be honest, non-judgmental, and authentic with you. This is a space created for you to explore and process your inner world. Here we will unpack, organize and make sense of how friends, family, society, dominant narratives, and systems and institutions have contributed to the conditioning and patterning that you maybe struggling with today.
I often tell clients, that a lot of the work we do is actually unlearning many things that we’ve been taught to believe about ourselves and others. Once we unlearn these unhelpful ways of looking at the self, we can then implement new ways of operating that will bring us closer to the whole person that already resides in us.
After graduating with an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University, I completed my post-graduation hours towards licensure in a community mental health setting where I serviced youth, young adolescents, and families. I have spent the last three years working with adults in private practice settings. I received my BA in Gender and Ethnic Studies from CSULB and am an avid yoga, astrology, and spiritual practitioner.