Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, confused and hopeless that you do not know how to put your life together? Do you struggle with life challenges but do not feel like there is anyone you can tell?
Yu-An Wang Counseling is a space for you to share your struggles and find a way to cool down and overcome difficulties together. I am honored here to listen to your stories and work with you to find your inner strength and resilience.
"What you fear most has happened already."
-A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy
GET TO KNOW ME
Yu-An Wang, LMHC, NCC, MA, a Taiwan-born Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle. I completed my graduate training for psychotherapy in Northwestern University in 2015 and has worked for different community-based social service agencies to improve the well-being of the minority population for more than 5 years. I am trained in psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, multicultural, social justice focused approaches.
I enjoy psychotherapy as a way to help people because I can see people's strength and resilience in the therapy room all the time. Sometimes the world makes us feel small and helpless as if there is nothing we can do about it. And yet, I see so many people still fighting for themselves and their beloved ones and trying to heal their psychological wounds. Physical wounds can heal and grow scars to make skin stronger for protection through delicate care. Psychotherapy works in the similar way with psychological wounds. Our end goal is to help you become more able to cope with your whatever you have been through. In order to achieve the goal, we work together and find the best way for your healing.
SERVICES AND FEES
My regular counseling fee is $140 for individual therapy and $60 for group therapy with sliding scale available. I am currently accepting Aetna, First Choice Health, Lifewise, Premera, Regence Blueshield. I will be able to provide the superbill for you to claim the out-of-network reimbursement.
In addition to mental health counseling, I also provide career and executive coaching with $200 per session. This option would be best for people who encounter obstacles in their work life without sufficient mentorship or guidance and would like to seek out professional advice.
Below are the therapy models I currently provide:
Weekly one-on-one therapy sessions for you to talk and process your issues with the sense of relieving your feelings and emotions that you might not be able to share with other people. Sessions can be conducted through in-person and video chat setting.
Currently accepting new clients.
Weekly interpersonal process group sessions of 4-6 people on Thursday evening for you to build connections and raise your awareness on your interaction patterns with others.
Group therapy is a supplement to individual therapy when clients feel ready to explore more or need more support in their lives. Group therapy offers a place for members to share familiar experiences with other members, which facilitates healing. Moreover, group therapy creates a space for members to experiment and apply what they have learned in their individual therapy to here and now setting.
I would call group therapy a semi-reality setting as they can get some real interactions with other members while have the group therapist's support. As a bridge between the individual therapy and the reality world, group therapy might seem stunning or scary to some folks. It thus is my job as a group therapist to promote empathy and support for the holding environment and facilitate positive feedback in the group to help members relate to each other. Through this process, members also get the opportunity to reflect on their relationship patterns in their own life experiences.
Currently recruiting members for an ongoing online process group starting January 2020.
If you encounter some obstacles in your work life, such as communication difficulty with your manager or coworkers, confusion about your career path, difficulty exercising your authority to set your own boundaries, difficulty regulating your emotions at workplace, and trauma or damage related to work and work environment etc., and you do not see yourself as a candidate for some mental health help, career coaching would be an option for you to explore constructive solutions to overcome these obstacles together with me. The focus will be on communication, assertiveness, advocacy for yourself, exercising authority and leadership.
I enjoy coaching clients to find their voice and determination in their work life, especially related to systemic oppression at work place, like sexism and racism as I apply intrapersonal, interpersonal, and group-as-a-whole perspectives to examine your difficult situations and find solutions that work best for you.
Most clients I work with so far are female professionals in leadership position in consulting, technology, and healthcare industry, and both female and male software developers in a multicultural work environment.
HELPFUL RESOURCES AND FORMS
CONTACT ME 聯絡我
Message and email communication is preferred for initial consultation.
200 1st Ave W, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98119