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About Yin

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Pronouns: She / Her / Hers


As a child of working class immigrants, I understand the shame and stigma of needing and seeking emotional support from an outsider, a therapist. 


I first went to therapy in my early 20s. I remember sitting in my car before my first appointment, terrified.  I was flooded with anger, resentment, and grief.  I was raised to produce and please. And, despite my best efforts, this conditioning was impacting every area of my life in ways that were harmful.  I didn’t know it at the time but that first therapy session would change the course of my life. 


Eventually, I pursued my Masters in Counseling Psychology, became a licensed therapist, and left a successful 15 year career in technology.


As a psychotherapist,  I draw from culturally informed psychodynamic theories and incorporate somatic and existential approaches. To me culturally informed is having knowledge of your client’s cultural background/experience + cultural competency + cultural humility.  


In addition to my work as a therapist, I feel called to help normalize mental health, wellness and therapy services in API communities and that's why I started Theralane.  We have hosted a free, community event called “De-Mystifying Therapy for Asian Americans” in Portland, Oregon and I am promoting #AsianDoTherapy online to help create more visibility and challenge stigma.

Specializations

  • Challenging family dynamics
  • Female anger and rage
  • Codependency
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Childhood neglect and trauma
  • Career questions and transitions
  • Couples from different backgrounds

Education & Training

  • MA in Integral Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
  • BA in Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley
  • Psychodynamic training and internship at the Integral Counseling Center at Pierce Street, San Francisco CA. In addition to seeing clients, I participated in and facilitated weekly process groups.
  • Private practice internship under the supervision of Daniel Yu, LCSW
  • Milieu therapist at the Boys and Girls Club, East Palo Alto
  • Licensed in California #103947  and Oregon T`1475