I was born in Utah to a German immigrant family.  I started my career as a graphic designer. Working in advertising gave me insight into how the media influences how people think and feel.  The thought of my own role in this made me uncomfortable.  So, I decided to pursue a degree in Psychology.  At the University of Utah, I was a research assistant in a couple of psychology labs.  It was in these labs that I developed an interest in how trauma and our relationships affect the body.

I later moved to New York for graduate school at Teachers College, Columbia University. I continued as a research assistant, where I learned how loss also affects the nervous system.  I graduated with my Master’s degree during the housing crises of 2009.  It wasn’t easy to find work, so I went overseas to find more opportunities.

I lived in Hong Kong for ten years, where I earned my PhD.   At The University of Hong Kong, my own research focused on how our relationships play a role in how we grieve and cope with trauma.  I was able to use my research in my practice as a Clinical Psychologist in Hong Kong. Currently, I work online providing advising for people who have suffered from trauma, loss,  emotional, verbal, physical and sexual abuse.  I also help families through the divorce process, ranging from custody, parental alienation to adjusting and rebuilding. 

 

 

 

Training

  • B.S. Psychology, from The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, USA
  • M.A. Psychology in Education, Counselling and Clinical Psychology, from Columbia University in New York City, USA
  • PhD Social Work and Social Administration, from the University of Hong Kong
  • Certified EMDR therapist, from EMDRIA (EMDR International Association), USA
  • Child Consultant for Child Inclusive Mediation
  • Bricklin Custody Evaluator

 

 

Membership and Registration

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist with The Hong Kong Society of Counseling and Psychology.
  • Member of the American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Member of the American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Member of the Hong Kong Family Law Association (HKFLA)

*Not a licensed therapist in the USA

 

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