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Zhenyi Yang, MHC-LP, M.A.

She/ Her

Tier II Therapist 

Therapy can be many things. It can be a space for you to be seen, heard, and understood. It can also be a place where you can release, reflect, and recharge. But first, I want to applaud you for taking good care of yourself by starting the process. I hope our crossed life path here will achieve what brings you here and keep you accompanied for part of your growth journey. 

 

Coming from a bilingual and bicultural background, I hope my counseling service can help bridge the access gap for individuals and families of immigrant origin and empower cross-cultural identity.

 

If you are interested in exploring the dating field, transitioning into a new relationship, or making changes to current relationship dynamics, our counseling sessions can tap into the attachment styles and origins, unveil the defense and trauma history, and reclaim the sense of autonomy and closeness.

 

I have experience working with individuals who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or other debilitating situations. I also provide therapeutic support to family members of those who are managing disabilities, chronic illness, or other difficult life circumstances. 

I speak both English and Mandarin, whichever way you feel comfortable with.

I cultivate a safe environment to discover the strength that will lead you out of the “stuck” feeling that you want to change. 

My Story

I got into the counseling profession as a career-changer. Went through the struggle to find and balance occupational inspiration with other life events, I benefited from career counseling that led me to find my passion and utilize my strength as a therapist. If you feel lost with future expectancy, my professional career counseling training and experience can guide you through the process of finding the life design formulation that suits your interest, ability, values, and personality. 

Therapeutic Approaches

I integrate various therapeutic approaches to work with you in an interactive and flexible style. Through facilitating a safe and empowering environment, our sessions will cultivate a safe environment to discover the strength that will lead you out of the “stuck” feeling that you want to change. I incorporate evidence-based approaches such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to equip you with the life skills you need in self-exploration, interpersonal communication, and particularly this period of hardship. 

Specialties

Acculturation/Cross-cultural conflict, self-esteem, third-culture identity

Career exploration and counseling

Relationship: Difficult family relationships, Intimate relationships, Dating

Mood-related: Anxiety and Depression

Transition and Adjustment

Credentials 

  • License: New York States/Mental Health Counselor-Limited Permit (MHC-LP) 114038-01

  • Supervisor: Huilin Lai, LCSW: R081942

  • Degree: New York University - Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance

  • Degree: Alfred University- Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Mental Health Counseling

  • Certificate: New York State Certified Bilingual School Counselor 

  • Advanced Training: Advanced Training: EMDR basic training from The Center for Excellence in EMDR therapy  (03/2023-09/2023)

More About Me

I incorporate music into the therapy process. Very much agree with Albus Dumbledore, I believe that music is one powerful kind of magic. For me particularly, I enjoy being part of a group creating music. I learned to play clarinet in my undergrad brass band, and I sang the alto part in NYU Women’s Choir when I was pursuing my master’s degree. I felt nurtured in these groups and learned the importance of having a community. Similar to music, I personally love the format of group counseling as it not only creates a sense of community and belongingness but also simulates the roles we play in our daily context, thus facilitating therapeutic growth. 

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