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 (WA), LCPC (CA), NCC, SEP®, 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 10 years. I am trained in psychodynamic, interpersonal, somatic experiencing, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, multicultural, social justice focused approaches.
My specialty includes depression, anxiety, work stress, relationship, family of origin, anger issues, trauma, high sensitivity, cross-cultural communication, micro-aggression, systemic discrimination, and first-generation struggles.
I enjoy psychotherapy as a way to help people because I have this precious opportunity to witness people's strength and resilience growing from within in the therapy space 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; trying to heal their psychological wounds; working to cope with the side effects that come with the survival strategies; and thriving with their reborn freedom and reclaimed agency. 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 $150 for individual therapy and $60 for group therapy with sliding scale available. I am currently accepting Aetna, Cigna, First Choice Health, and United Healchcare. I will also 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 are conducted through HIPAA-compliant Google Meet video chat platform.
Currently accepting new clients.
TRAUMA-FOCUSED PROCESS GROUP THERAPY
This trauma-focused process group will provide a space for members to share and process their trauma experience together to acknowledge our nervous system activation and co-regulate together to rebuild our capacity to experience our sensations, images, behaviors, affects, and meanings associated with the trauma experience. Incorporated both process group method and Somatic Experiencing, I hope that we get to not only explore our relationship patterns and relatedness with others verbally, but also experience our nervous system's resonance and regulation together. Lot of ways to connect with or disconnect from people stem from our childhood experience and learned from the environment we grow up in. If you are interested, we can schedule a 50-minute initial consultation to explore it more together! If you are interested, please feel free to ask me more questions!
Every Thursday 12pm to 1:20pm PST and the fee is $60 per visit. Insurance and sliding scale are available!
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.
As a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, I am providing Somatic Experiencing® personal sessions to work on traumatic experience. Different from traditional talk therapy, Somatic Experiencing® focus on how our body experience and respond to traumatic event. It's not the traumatic event we want to focus on, but the impact of the trauma event in our body, including sensation, image, behavior, affect, and memory.
This is not a psychotherapy and therefore is not covered by insurance. $150 per session.