I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Illinois and Indiana. As early as college years, I became determined to study psychology to understand and help people with mental health struggles. After obtaining my bachelor's degree from China, I pursued graduate training in psychology for nine years at various institutions. My friends joked that I am a "degree collector", and my graduate collection included two masters degrees and one PhD. As a life long longer, I am still actively pursuing supervision to enhance my clinical skills.
My passion for continuous learning was motivated by my desire to help those who need assistance for psychological healing and recovery. Over the past 14 years, I have also helped individuals of a wide age range, from childhood to senior years on a variety concerns. I love working with people from various racial, social, and cultural backgrounds and feel most rewarded working with those struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, identity confusion, and cultural adjustment.
Prior to starting my private practice, I worked as a tenure-track assistant professor teaching doctoral students in a clinical psychology program. My track of research focused on pandemic mental health, impact of racial experiences on identity and psychological health, and Asian American mental health. I found the results from my research projects and the ability to digest research literature broadens my knowledge about culture, humanity, and treatment process, and enhances my ability to understand and help my clients.