***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.***


Have you ever wondered what really made you feel sad, angry or anxious? I support people to demystify their subconscious desires, truly feel better, and move towards actual changes they want.


Starting therapy can be scary and exciting at the same time. I will gently guide you to ease into this journey. 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, I have worked as a community therapist and bilingual school counselor in Queens, NY for over 7 years. From my experience in supporting adolescents and parents in school, I built skills in reaching adolescents who have thick walls protecting themselves and supporting frustrated parents in how to better communicate with everyone in the family. Meanwhile, I have received extensive training from Dr. Mariela Shibley in doing mental health evaluations for immigration cases. I can provide 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. The best way is to talk to a few of them and see which person matches your energy the most. Trust your instinct!


I provide a FREE 15-minute phone 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 from my office.


352 7th Ave, Suite 1604

New York, NY 10001 


Tel: (860) 469-5963

Email: yiwenfantherapy@gmail.com



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