In following up on the previous post I wrote about research based diagnostic and therapeutic tools and its "One size fits all" pitfall, I will like to further elaborate on what I think is a scientific approach to psychotherapy that is not solely Research based. I capitalized the first letter in Research because I am using it in… Continue reading The Art of Science in Psychotherapy
Recently, I traveled to Asia. Whenever I do this, I become even more acutely aware of the cultural phenomena and how it may impact our perceptions and reactions in daily life. As a benign example, I attempted to buy some clothings during my travel. Unfortunately, I could not purchase many, as the sizes there did… Continue reading One size does not fit all
Though Asian Americans have a long history of presence in the United States of America and many of them have been in the country for several generations, there is still a significant number who are immigrants or the children of immigrants. When we think of some of the challenges confronting immigrants or first generation Asian Americans, we… Continue reading The unspoken demons of immigration: grief and loss
What is new this year in my practice? I have not updated on my provider panels status. I have been approved as a provider for Empathia EAP (Employment Assistance Program) for a couple of months now. I am still committed to increasing accessibility of counseling and psychotherapy services, especially for those who come from cultures… Continue reading What’s in a New Year?
I might be a year late in discussing this topic, given that the books "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom" by Amy Chua and "Hiroshima in the Morning" by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto were published well over a year ago. Perhaps it took this one year for some of this information to be thought through more thoroughly. Lately… Continue reading Mothering
In the current era of information technology and social media, immediacy of response and outcome seem to dominate the way we relate to the world. We are much more readily connected through social media and communication technologies. Information is so much more accessible through the internet resources and application tools. What do relationships and relationship building look like… Continue reading Keeping up with the pace
Accessibility of counseling services is crucial in help seeking. As I am aware of this issue, I have been in process of joining provider networks on health insurance panels. I am pleased to announce that I have been accepted as a provider for Medi-Cal for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services Plan, and for Managed… Continue reading Accepting Insurance