About Me

I am a licensed clinical psychologist (California license PSY30278) who specializes in the assessment and treatment of youth OCD, anxiety and mood disorders. I have over a decade of experience working with children and families in a variety of settings including community mental health clinics, schools and hospitals. 

Outside of my private practice, I am the Associate Director of the UCLA Pediatric OCD Intensive Outpatient Program and a Staff Psychologist at the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, where I supervise clinical training, provide patient care and conduct research.  

I am fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese. During my free time, I enjoy cooking, traveling and eating breakfast foods from around the world!

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Education
  • B.A. in Psychology from New York University

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles

  • Postdoctoral fellowship in Child Clinical Psychology from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Therapy Approach

Therapy is effective in improving mental health when it is tailored to the person seeking help.

 

My goal as a clinician is to translate science-based strategies into useful everyday skills that children, caregivers and families can adopt and practice to improve their psychological well-being. I collaborate with my patients to identify strengths, set goals, and learn skills that are backed by science in order to make meaningful and long-term changes. 

 

My treatment techniques include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), interventions proven through research to reduce anxiety, depression and OCD.