"Trauma blocks love and love heals trauma." -Frank Anderson
My name is Anh Hoang Plasencia (she/her). 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.
I focus on what's right...
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 differently way in order to live well.
If there's even a tiny part of you that's curious, please feel free to call or email me. You don’t have to do this alone. We can do this together.