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  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2022
  • Mental Health Therapist
  • BS Computer Science, MA Counseling
  • From Chicago, IL, USA
  • Profile 70% complete

About Me

Ciao a tutti! I seem to have lost access to my old profile, so beginning anew here.

I'm an Asian-American living in Augsburg, Germany. I'm taking German, Italian, and Spanish classes and would love to practice those if you have the patience :p Also happy to help with English, not that anyone needs it these days. I'm leaving Germany at the end of this year (2023) and thinking about moving to Spain!

I work remotely as a mental health therapist with a clinic in Chicago. You can look me up if you google Sonica Li Skylight Counseling Center (voila, I'm a real person!). I used to be a software engineer and product manager, so you can talk nerdy to me too :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I want to see your town through your eyes, and maybe you'll also get to see it anew through mine :)

Also can't wait to host once I'm settled in my new place!

Random - I'm thinking about doing research or a PhD in Barcelona or Valencia. I'd love any help or advice with the process of applying! I'd love to integrate indigenous anthropology and neuroscience in studying the importance of ceremony in plant psychedelics. If you've studied any of those fields, I'd love to hear from you :)

Interests

  • board games
  • piano
  • psychology
  • kung fu
  • psychedelics
  • mental health
  • musicals
  • fantasy literature
  • table top games
  • existential philosophy

Music, Movies, and Books

What happened to the "my philosophy" question? My philosophy:

We're all connected and part of a whole

How we look at the world determines how we see it

Humans are naturally curious, learning, and resourceful

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One of the most meaningful times in my life was the month leading up to an ayahuasca ceremony, as well as the ayahuasca trip itself... That was in 2015, but I'm still processing it.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm happy to talk about mental health, psychology, and philosophy. I'd love to learn about your town and culture!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Let's play board games! I especially love strategic co-op boardgames and can bring my travel-size games if you let me know ahead of time. I'm also happy to practice languages, clean, and help organize your space if you're in the mood for that sort of thing :)

Do you like to sing??? If you have a piano and sheet music, we can play and sing! I can sightread most simple stuff, or just play the chords ;P

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, England, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Scotland, South Korea, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Germany, United States

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