"We are hurt in relationship and we heal in relationship." -Diane Poole Heller
I’m Anh Hoang Plasencia (she/her/hers). I’m a wife, mother and a licensed psychotherapist serving the
San Francisco Bay Area. I also offer telehealth services to adults throughout California. I have over a decade of counseling experience and feel privileged to serve the community I call home. I love to travel, cook delicious food and hike outdoors.
WHAT BROUGHT ME TO THERAPY
Therapy has been a vehicle for me to access my own self-compassion, compassion for my loved ones, and for the greater community. I believe we are all interconnected through our shared human experiences. As a first generation immigrant and a daughter of a single mother and war veteran, therapy has helped me shift perspectives in my family system to heal and strengthen relationships that are very personal to me. I have been a consumer and a provider of counseling services and believe wholeheartedly in the value and practice of it.
MY STYLE AND APPROACH
As a humbled therapist, I have a deep appreciation to be in a position to serve others and bear witness to your compelling stories and be present with all the unique parts of you. Therapy with me is an experience. I use myself as an instrument and sometimes that instrument requires some tuning. This is the process that strengthens the connection that paves the way for deeper healing.
I believe we all inherently carry unique internal strengths necessary to live well. Sometimes it is hard to realize those strengths when we feel overwhelmed, which causes us to lose sight of our ability to move forward in a helpful way. My goal is to help you reconnect with the qualities you already possess. As well as to identify the root causes of your patterns that leave you stuck in an unhelpful cycle and inhibit your ability to heal. Together we will gain awareness of your protectors, patterns, and strengths. You will learn to make a conscious choice to relate to yourself in a different way in order to live well.
Please feel free to call or email me for a free 15 minute consultation.