Working with students in higher education institutions has always been my passion. I received a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Tarleton State University, and I have been working in a college counseling center since my graduate practicum days until today. I have a doctoral degree in agricultural and resource economics from the University of Tokyo, and my profession prior to being a counselor was research and teaching in higher education institutions. In my work as a counselor I mostly use cognitive behavioral therapy models, but I also use other modalities such as solution-focused therapy and system theory. My clinical areas of interest include multicultural issues, adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, family and interpersonal relationships, and career counseling. I particularly enjoy working with international students, first-generation Americans, and students with cultural minority backgrounds. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, cooking and entertaining, trying new foods and restaurants, and spending time outdoors.