Providing therapy to adults, families, children & those in relationships across California
Clinical Supervision & Internships in Private Practice
“When done well, clinical supervision is key to the thriving and future success of up-and-coming practitioners”
-American Psychological Association
As a clinical supervisor, I am committed to mentoring new clinicians as they develop their skills and identify areas of passion and expertise. In particular, I am dedicated to addressing the dearth of clinicians who represent marginalized populations and reserve space for BIPOC, POC, LGBTQIA, women and allyship. Under the trusted guidance of a knowledgeable and experienced supervisor, new therapists can transform theoretical understanding into specific, concrete and sustainable interventions.
I am licensed to provide supervision to psychologists (PhD, PsyD), social workers and MFTs. I welcome both licensed clinicians as well as those gaining hours towards their licensure. Women of Color highly encouraged to apply.
Women's Mental Health
Gender is a critical determinant of mental health and wellness. It determines the differential power and control individuals have over the socioeconomic determinants of their mental health and lives, their social position, status and treatment in society and their susceptibility and exposure to specific mental health risks
"Trauma is alarmingly common amongst women, with more than half of all women experiencing some form of
trauma during their lives."
- Young, 2015
Through an intersectional feminism-based framework, supervision will focus on the ways in which gender interacts with social determinants to affect women’s mental health and wellness. Supervisees will examine the social and relational risk factors that affect women’s mental health as well as challenge the dominance of a biomedical framework for understanding emotional distress. Clinicians working under my license will gain knowledge in areas related to competence in supervision itself, as well as in diversity issues, case consultation, supervisory relationships, professionalism, assessment, evaluation and feedback, and ethical, legal and regulatory considerations.
BIPOC & People of Color Mental Health
Racial and ethnic minorities represent 16% of psychologists across America. This is deeply concerning and speaks directly to lack of access and the persistent dangers people of color face in both seeking out mental health support as well as within the therapeutic relationship itself. I acknowledge my own privilege as a Chinese-American psychotherapist and continually strive to listen, learn and examine my own part in maintaining inequity in the field.
“much research has been conducted on the social, economic and political effects of racism, but little research recognizes the psychological effects of racism on people of color.”
– M.Williams, 2013
Through an anti-racism and social justice framework, supervision will be based around the intersection of race and gender. Supervisees will examine the individual and systematic ways in which the mental health field has consistently failed to respond to the specific needs of BIPOC and people of color as well as explore interventions that center the voices and lived-experiences of those individuals. Supervisees will be encouraged to examine their own discomforts and biases in order to reduce therapeutic barriers and appropriately meet the needs of the clients they serve. Clinicians working under my license will gain knowledge in areas related to competence in supervision itself, as well as in diversity issues, case consultation, supervisory relationships, professionalism, assessment, evaluation and feedback, and ethical, legal and regulatory considerations.