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***Due to COVID-19, I currently provide BOTH online and in-person sessions. Please feel free to call/text 860-469-5963 to inquire. To everyone out there, take care.***

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Are you looking for ways to get rid of those horrible feelings like anxiety, anger and sadness? It is natural that we want to separate ourselves from these uncomfortable feelings, but we often forget the most important step before leaving them - listening to their messages.

Each feeling carries a message from your authentic self. Feelings are the most honest and reliable messengers. It takes tremendous amount of patience and courage to read these messages. And here in therapy, you don't have to do that alone. You will be supported to demystify the subconscious desires, truly feel better, and move towards actual changes you want.

Starting therapy can be scary and exciting at the same time. You will be gently guided into this journey with ease. Gradually, we will co-create a warm space for you to relax, express, struggle and grow. Together, we will explore your life and feelings at your own pace, get to know your inner conflicting parts, and update the old habits to meet your new needs.

Areas of Expertise

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Adolescents Issues
  • Racial and Sexual Identities
  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Self-exploration, Self-compassion
  • Mental Health Evaluation for Immigration Cases

Welcome! I just want to say hi : )

About Me

 

With an early passion in psychology, I moved from China to the US when I was 17. My experience as an Asian immigrant living in the U.S. enhanced my understanding of the humanity and struggles in all of us. Currently, I'm a NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor and School Counselor with Bilingual Extension. I'm also a certified Gestalt Therapist.

 

Since graduating from Columbia University in 2013, I have worked as a community therapist and bilingual school counselor in New York. I have extensive experience working with Chinese young professionals, college/high school students and immigrant adults from all over the world. During my work, I grew a deeper understanding of how past experiences motivate and restrict a person. Oftentimes, as we truly see the deep yearnings and wounds, healing begins. In 2020, I received systematic training from Dr. Mariela Shibley in doing mental health evaluations for immigration cases. I can provide these evaluations in Mandarin. 

 

As we understand what drives us to choose, we have the freedom to choose AGAIN. It is the relationship that heals. When we work together, I will provide a safe environment for us to develop trust and alliance. I'm looking forward to witnessing your new freedom.

Here is what to expect when we meet:

  • A safe and warm working environment.

  • A compassionate ear to hear your stories and feelings.

  • My support for you in understanding yourself more deeply and having more choices.

  • Together discovering concrete tools that you can use to achieve self-actualization.

 
 
 

Contact Me

Finding the right therapist could be an overwhelming process. For this reason, I provide a FREE 15-minute phone/in-person consultation. Let's get to know each other before our first session.

 

You can book a FREE 15-minute phone consultation by clicking on the blue "book now" button below.

 

 

My office is located near Penn Station in Manhattan. You can easily reach my office by taking the following subways:1,2,3,A,B,C,D,E,F,M,N,Q,R,W.

In addition, LIRR, PATH and AMTRAK stop just two blocks away.

Address:

352 7th Ave, Suite 1604

New York, NY 10001 

 

Tel: (860) 469-5963

Email: yiwen@yiwenfantherapy.com


        

                                

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