MEDICAL SERVICES

Departments

Programs

Languages

  • English

  • Mandarin Chinese

EDUCATION

Graduate Degree

  • University of California, Berkeley , 2015 , Berkeley , CA

Internship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2015 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • Harvard University , 2017 , Cambridge , MA

Philosophy of Care

My goal is to empower children, adolescents, and families in their mental health care. Taking a respectful stance, I develop individualized treatment plans that incorporate evidence-based practices and honor diverse needs and perspectives. My therapeutic approach prioritizes highlighting patient and family strengths and teaching skills that help patients access their potential. I believe that by bringing kindness, empathy, and encouragement to our collaboration, I can best build authentic relationships with patients that promote resilience and enhance well-being.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

I am interested in the dissemination of evidence-based and culturally responsive interventions for youths and families, with a particular focus on addressing mental health disparities among underserved communities. I earned my undergraduate psychology degree from Cornell University, where I explored the conceptualization and treatment of mental illness through coursework and a variety of clinical, research and teaching activities. In my doctoral research at UC Berkeley, I investigated youth risk and protective factors, including the ways parenting, neighborhood, and culture influence children's self-regulation and psychological development. I also gained experience providing assessment and intervention services to children, adolescents, and families from diverse backgrounds and received specialized training in trauma-specific interventions. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Boston Children’s Hospital and my post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University, where I conducted research on the delivery of evidence-based psychotherapy in schools, provided therapy services to children and adolescents at Cambridge Hospital, and trained clinicians in the treatment of youth anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, and disruptive behavior. As a psychologist in the OPS, I provide evidence-based therapy for children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, and comorbid conditions and contribute to teaching, training and research projects in these areas.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Safe Zone Trained

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Evaluating a Modular Approach to Therapy for Children With Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH) in School-Based Mental Health Care: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Front Psychol. 2021; 12:639493. View abstract
  2. A positive emotion regulation intervention for bipolar I disorder: Treatment development and initial outcomes. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2019 Nov - Dec; 61:96-103. View abstract
  3. Efficient Monitoring of Treatment Response during Youth Psychotherapy: The Behavior and Feelings Survey. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2020 Nov-Dec; 49(6):737-751. View abstract
  4. When the torch is passed, does the flame still burn? Testing a "train the supervisor" model for the Child STEPs treatment program. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2018 Sep; 86(9):726-737. View abstract
  5. Chinese American immigrant parents' emotional expression in the family: Relations with parents' cultural orientations and children's emotion-related regulation. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2015 Oct; 21(4):619-29. View abstract
  6. Neighborhood characteristics, parenting styles, and children's behavioral problems in Chinese American immigrant families. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2014 Apr; 20(2):202-12. View abstract
  7. Parent-child cultural orientations and child adjustment in Chinese American immigrant families. Dev Psychol. 2014 Jan; 50(1):189-201. View abstract
  8. Bidirectional Relations between Temperament and Parenting Styles in Chinese Children. Int J Behav Dev. 2013 Jan 01; 37(1):57-67. View abstract
  9. Asset and Protective Factors for Asian American Children's Mental Health Adjustment. Child Development Perspectives. 2012; 3(6):312-319. View abstract
  10. Emotion-cognition interaction in people at familial high risk for schizophrenia: the impact of sex differences. J Abnorm Psychol. 2011 Nov; 120(4):993-8. View abstract
  11. A functional MRI study of working memory in adolescents and young adults at genetic risk for bipolar disorder: preliminary findings. Bipolar Disord. 2011 May; 13(3):272-86. View abstract