What comes to mind when you hear the words “addiction” or “junkie”? The story that American culture tells about drug use is typically one of drama, glamour, and moral flaws. The media also tends to profile certain “types” of people who struggle with addiction. I hope to provide insight on some of the hidden narratives behind drug addiction, and to dispel myths that our sociopolitical culture perpetuates. Continue reading Untold Stories of Addiction: Intro
How was your year? What changes did you experience and what did you learn? As I reflect on 2019 I realize how much has changed in my life. Seven lessons I’ve learned this past year: It’s not my job to … Continue reading 2019: Seven Lessons Learned
This post explores ethnic identity in the context of psychotherapy, worldview similarity, and the human desire to be understood. Using social psychology as a guide, it discusses the assumptions we make about others in our pursuit to feel seen. Continue reading "I Want a Therapist of Color": Exploring the Desire to be Understood
Thanksgiving is tomorrow! 🥧 This American holiday can mean different things for those who celebrate it, and may be tied to different emotions, both positive and negative. It’s a day of gratitude and expressing gratitude in our own ways. Whether … Continue reading Thanksgiving 2019: Honor Your Limits
I never thought I’d become a therapist. My parents encouraged me to “help others” in whatever profession I chose. I was lucky to not be indoctrinated with the mantra to become either a “doctor, lawyer, or engineer” as most of … Continue reading I Never Thought I’d Become a Therapist
My name is Sana and I’m a passionate psychotherapist who strives to empower individuals to consciously know themselves and live satisfying lives. I’ll celebrate untold stories, unheard voices, and unseen narratives using psychology, mental health, and psychotherapy to broaden our … Continue reading Who Am I?