A Little About Me:
I am a wife, mom of three, and the author of a new memoir/self-help book detailing how my life story impacted my current social work. I was a refugee of the Vietnam War, immigrant to the U.S., sponsored by a Christian church, helped by social workers, and later became a Christian social worker and therapist. I also ended up marrying a white Southerner from my sponsor church, became mom to three boys, and am now in private practice.
After obtaining my Masters of Social Work degree at San Jose State University in 1998, I've worked at a community mental health clinic, a nonprofit agency specializing in Asian American mental health, a homeless shelter, and 7+ years at a nonprofit agency specializing in foster care and adoption. I received my license to practice clinical social worker in 2003, and have been working as a therapist and clinician since then. I also started private practice in 2009 and have enjoyed working with a variety of clients including children, families, adult women and couples. I specialize in children and families' issues as well as multicultural humility and competency.
About my Speaking:
I've spoken at my local church a few times for the Current Missions group and Moms group. I've also spoken at national social work professional conventions. My passion is to encourage and empower parents with knowledge and skills for this difficult journey. I can address "real life parenting" as well as multicultural issues in parenting. I also love to speak on mindfulness and also how each person can “be a bridge” to contribute to racial reconciliation in America.
Counseling, Coaching, and Consultant/Speaker