About Teresa Trinh, AMFT

I am a first-generation daughter of immigrants from Southeast Asia. I embrace my identities as a Chinese-American woman, Bay Area native, truth-seeker, and rule-breaker living in between and across cultures.

My deepest personal values are rooted in radical self-awareness, family, community, and social justice. Other practices that influence my work as a therapist include my meditation practice, Buddhist philosophy, movement and dance, and artistic endeavors. In my professional life, I have worked at non-profits, in the tech industry, and have been an entrepreneur.

I practice through a social justice and anti-oppression lens and treat each individual within their collective, systemic, and historical context. I resonate strongly with working with Asian American and Pacific Islanders, people of color, immigrants and descendants of immigrants, and LGBTQ-identified folks.

 

I can support folks dealing with but not limited to the following:

  • Career and professional challenges in the work place 

  • Cultural identity connection and formation

  • Trauma (systemic, intergenerational, developmental, interpersonal, and incidental)

  • Anxiety

  • Grief and loss

  • Professional development and stress management

  • Systemic oppression

  • Relationship issues

I hold a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. My clinical approach is molded to a client’s needs in the moment, and includes psychodynamic, cultural-relational, depth, humanistic, person-centered, strengths-based, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), somatic, expressive arts, and trauma-informed modalities.

I bring a gentle, warm, and holding presence with a capacity for playfulness and directness when appropriate. I am competent at steadily guiding clients deeper into the unconscious, discovering meaningful insights, and finding tangible ways forward. I show up with profound patience, acceptance, and honesty. My purpose is to help clients tap into their inner wisdom and achieve a greater sense of fulfillment, connection, and liberation.

Beautiful Landscape

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
- Rumi