About Tom

Hello! I’m Tom.

I was born in Beijing, China, and moved to the United States at age eight.  I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner working in California and Georgia and have worked in the helping professions for over eight years.  I earned my undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology from New York University and my Master’s degree from the University of Southern California.  

My journey to becoming a therapist started when working as a broker in NYC and realizing my true passions lie in helping people change their lives.  I asked myself, “What are you prepared to give up in order to chase your dream?” and answered, “Everything.” I then quit the broker profession, left New York City, traveled the world for a year and attended graduate school to follow my dream of becoming a therapist.  

As a therapist, I believe in holistic healing and continued professional development. The typical therapist is required 30 hours of continued education every two years. I have over 400 hours of post-graduate education in the last two years alone. I hold certifications in: Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Positive Psychology (the science of happiness), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Trauma-Informed CBT, Somatic Experiencing and Internal Family Systems.

I use these specialized methods in accordance with what works for each client. My goal for my clients is to heal from their past, understand their present, and re-shape their future.  I believe that psychology is not only used to help clients heal, but to help them flourish.

Let’s work together to create the life you’ve always imagined.  

 

My Expertise

Trauma and PTSD

Grief & Loss

Relationship Issues

Eating Disorders

Minority Issues

Immigration

Depression

Domestic Violence

Stress & Anxiety

Career Development

Sexual Assault

Addiction

Education and Certifications

  

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California (Summa Cum Laude)
  • B.S. In Applied Psychology from New York University (Summa Cum Laude)
  • Positive Psychology from the University of North Carolina
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (Provisional due to COVID)
  • Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Processing) Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy: Therapist, Polarizations, Extreme Protectors and the Cycle of Addiction
  • Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals
  • Substance Use and Misuse, and Biopsychosocial Model of Addiction
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia
  • Associate Social Worker License in California

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