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Trish Yeh, LCSW

Teen, Adult & Family Therapist

With a gentle, warm, and non-judgmental presence, I help adults and teens develop more meaningful, fulfilling lives and relationships.

Pronouns: She/Her

Location: California,Online

Language: English & Mandarin

Fee: $165

Sliding Scale: Available

Insurance: Cigna in-network & Can provide superbill for PPO plans

Accepting New Clients: Yes

Populations:

  • Adult
  • Family
  • Teen

Specialties:

  • Anxiety & Stress Management
  • BIPOC & Asian American Experience
  • Burnout & Perfectionism
  • EMDR Therapy
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • International Students

Hi, I’m Trish! 

You might be here because you are not feeling fulfilled with some aspects of your life or relationships. You are interested in learning about yourself on a deeper level and working towards having a more satisfying life. You might or might not have an idea what it would look like, and you need some guidance. Whether you are looking to deepen your relationship with yourself or relationships with others and the world around you, I am here to help.

I can be the compass toward the positive changes you are looking for.

As your therapist, I would be honored to support you in your journey of self-discovery. I will provide an empathetic, supportive space where you can be curious about yourself, explore your experience, and develop new insights and skills to reach your fullest potential.

Therapy with Me

I will work with you in a collaborative and strength-based approach. 

We will start by talking about your current struggles and set goals together. Then we will explore the connections among your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and process your experience in a nuanced manner that takes into account the intersectionality of your identities. You will learn new insights about yourself and tools to find more meaning and balance in your life.

I am skilled in providing several different evidence-based therapy approaches, and I will tailor my therapeutic approach based on your unique needs.

Anxiety Treatment

When you struggle with anxiety, it can manifest as restlessness, fatigue, constant worry, muscle tightness, or difficulty with concentration or sleep. Anxiety has become such a common thing to talk about, but many of us do not know how to manage our own anxiety.

While numerous factors can contribute to difficulties with anxiety, stress can play a major role. There have been many recent changes in our world, and these can also increase feelings of uncertainty and fear about our future. Over time, prolonged or unmanaged stress can develop into anxiety and begin to affect your well-being and relationships with others.

As an Asian immigrant professional, I have also struggled with anxiety. From a young age, I have navigated many new environments, including a new country, cultures, schools, and jobs. I have been treated differently due to my identity or others’ perceptions and learned to advocate for myself and others. Reflecting on the sacrifices that my family has made, I have also battled with self-doubt with my decisions and performance. You are not alone if you are feeling anxious. 

No matter what type of anxiety you are experiencing, whether it is for work, school, relationships, social interactions, or other situations, I am here to help. I will support you in exploring the source of your anxiety and learning new ways to reduce your distress and approach situations that have triggered your distress.

Burnout Treatment and Work Stress Management

You have been feeling unmotivated to get to work and avoiding work-related tasks. You have been feeling cynical about your work and acting in an irritable way towards colleagues or clients. You might not be as productive as you used to be, and you no longer feel fulfilled or satisfied with your work.

These are common signs of burnout, which is a state of exhaustion from work stress. A variety of factors can lead to burnout over time. These include lacking a sense of control, experiencing dysfunctional workplace dynamics, not having sufficient resources or support, and being in a chaotic or monotonous work environment, among others. Prolonged burnout can have negative impacts on your well-being, career, and relationships.

A specific type of work stress that is usually experienced among helping professionals is compassion fatigue. In this case, the stress results from helping others who have experienced trauma or significant emotional duress. These can take a toll on your physical, mental, and psychological well-being and your lives outside of work. They can negatively affect your ability to relate to others and your viewpoints about yourself and the world.

As a clinical social worker and therapist who has worked with diverse professionals, I understand that many challenges can arise in the workplace. I also know that it can be daunting and challenging to seek help, so I would like to applaud you for taking the steps to take care of yourself. I am here to support you in exploring your experience and values, considering different options, and learning new skills and tools to have a happier, healthier life.

Trauma Therapy and PTSD Treatment

Trauma is characterized by an exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence that leaves feelings of intense helplessness, fear, and/or horror. It can involve single, recurrent, or ongoing experiences and can also include historical, intergenerational, or systemic trauma.

If you have suffered from a traumatic experience, you might have had a range of responses, such as flashbacks, heightened restlessness, avoidance of reminders of the experience, and difficulties with sleep. These reactions can be understood as attempts by your mind and body to survive the overwhelming experience that you have had.

Throughout my career, I have worked with adults, youth, and children who have experienced various forms of trauma. I am here to support you in your journey. Together, I will offer a supportive space and help you process your experience, restore the connections you have with other parts of your identity and your communities, and forge a path forward on your terms.

We are not defined by our trauma. We have the potential to grow and flourish, and this begins with healing.

Therapy for Asians and Asian Americans

I was a teenager who lived and navigated between two cultures. Moving from Taiwan to the United States at a young age, I experienced what it was like to adjust to a new culture and explore my cultural identity. Living a bicultural or multicultural Asian American and immigrant experience is unique and can at times be challenging; unfortunately, we are often not given an opportunity to unpack our experience and how it shapes us.

When I was growing up, I observed loved ones struggling and making sacrifices to pursue the American dream or to build a brighter future for the next generation. Through all the ups and downs of being people of color, Asian immigrants, and/or Asian Americans, there were times when members of my communities could have benefited from mental health support, but stigma discouraged many of us from seeking the help we needed. 

Driven by my personal and professional experiences, I am committed to supporting Asian American and immigrant communities. I believe in the importance of ending mental health stigma and providing culturally sensitive and responsive care.

I utilize person-in-environment and intersectional feminism frameworks to understand each person’s experience not only from an individual level but also through their relationships with others and larger systems. 

I understand that reaching out to a therapist can be an intimidating task. I am glad that you are taking the courageous step to seek help.

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis with majors in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Psychology and minor in Anthropology
  • Master of Social Welfare degree from the University of California, Berkeley with a concentration in Community Mental Health

Evidence-Based Models I Integrate:

  • Strengths Perspective Model to draw from your strengths and resources, instead of focusing on your issues or weaknesses, to address your concerns
  • Trauma-Informed Care to offer a healing space and partner with you in your care
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you process the connections among your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and learn more adaptive patterns
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help you manage difficult emotions and improve your interpersonal relationships 
  • Solution Focused Therapy to collaborate in constructing solutions to your present challenges
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy to reprocess life experiences that have contributed to your present issues
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy to explore emotional moments and help you develop a positive sense of self and engage fully with others

If you are ready to take a step towards creating a more fulfilling life, make an appointment today. I can’t wait to learn more about you as we work together. I can’t wait to learn more about you as we work together.

Registered California Board of Behavioral Sciences Number: LCSW 101079 

Ohio State License Number: I.2102886

Registered under the name Shang Tzu Yeh