Hello, I am Emily Soukhanouvong (pronounced “Sue-kon-no-vong”!).
As a second-generation Southeast Asian American raised in a family of immigrants from Laos, I grew up with a multicultural perspective. I developed a passion for understanding what it means to be human in all different contexts, struggles, and all. During my pursuit of becoming a psychologist, I came to love applying dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) in my work with others.
What does this look like in a session with me?
My work with individuals usually combines cultural sensitivity care by ensuring I do not assume to know everything about your history, experience, and personal beliefs. As a passionate DBT-er, I navigate therapy through the balance of acceptance and change (you will most likely catch me saying “both/and” rather than “either/or” session). So, I am also here to create a safe space with validation and nonjudgement while helping you to make effective changes that work for you.
Outside of the office you can find me either playing tennis, trying to be a plant mom, engaging in arts and crafts and exploring different kinds of food.