Get to know me
Hi! I'm Nadia Siswanto Choe, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I'm here to help you find hope and healing.
I’ve been a therapist for over 10 years now (time sure flies by!). I LOVE what I do! I'm passionate about relationships. Whether it's working with clients or talking with a friend, I feel honored to be a part of each person's life journey.
I enjoy studying the interconnection between faith and psychology. My Christian faith greatly informs the way I view and practice counseling. I also get excited about anything related to relationships, mindfulness, and spirituality.
My favorite clients to work with are those who are struggling with relationships, anxiety, transitions, eating/exercise, faith/spirituality, self-worth, and identity.
I have worked in multiple clinical settings and was inspired to open my own private practice in 2011. This grew out of my desire to offer holistic therapy. The therapy I offer is not dictated by a third party (i.e. insurance), but instead it is informed by my assessment of what each individual client needs. I provide treatment using approaches I truly believe in.
My goal is to create a safe, compassionate space (with laughter, of course) for you to work through the issues that are getting in the way of living a joyful, purposeful life.
journey with me
I love journeying with people as they face their struggles head-on. I see myself as an experienced sherpa who has traveled before you and is familiar with the rugged terrain. I'll be journeying side-by-side with you so you don't have to do it alone. I'll point things out along the way so you can be aware and prepared for the challenging parts of the journey. In our journey together, you'll learn how to:
- cultivate awareness
- understand your thoughts and feelings
- accept the uncomfortable, unknown, and difficult
- practice curiosity, kindness, and compassion
Therapy is hard work (no joke!), but it is totally worth it.
I have experienced the transformative benefits of therapy for myself and have great confidence in the process. I have journeyed with many people and have had the privilege of seeing their lives transform. If you are ready to make some changes in your life, I'd love to walk with you towards hope and healing!
M.S. Marriage & Family Therapy
Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology
B.S. Communicative Disorders & Sciences
California State University, Northridge
License & affiliationS
- California License LMFT#50343
- Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS)
- SYMBIS & Prepare/Enrich Certified Facilitator
Why Wild hope?
When we're stuck and struggling, we are often without hope. I chose to name my practice Wild Hope Counseling because I hold relentless hope that healing, change, and growth are absolutely possible for you and your loved ones.
It is not uncommon to feel discouraged about the future especially when your current life situation is so complicated. Even in the midst of the darkest circumstances, God offers us hope. He promises to be with us, hold us, walk with us, weep with us, and even fight for us. This promise and truth gives me comfort and hope that nothing is out of his control.
Psalm 71:14 says: "But as for me, I will always have HOPE."
wild /wīld/ adjective
hope /hōp/ noun
- a strong and confident expectation
Also, Nadia means "hope"! What a beautiful and encouraging namesake I was given. I have been called to be a bearer of HOPE in this dark world.
Even when you can't or don't have hope for yourself or your situation, I hold hope for YOU!
*Many thanks to the Masai women of Africa and the Wild Hope Artisan project for the inspiration!
fun facts about nadia
When I'm not in session with clients or at a training, I'm likely on a foodie adventure with my husband and/or friends+family. I enjoy yoga, TRX, rom coms, the Hallmark channel, baking, and anything artsy-creative. My idea of rest is hanging out at home in my pj's, curled up on the couch with my husband and dog.
I'm an active member of my church community, Pacific Crossroads. I love connecting and bringing people together. My relationship with God is the foundation of my life and my work as a therapist. This year, I’ve been reading Henri Nouwen's book, You are the Beloved; it has been an important reminder that only Jesus can be the source of my worth and identity.