Jeea Yang, M.A.
This therapist has over 3 years of experience.
Jeea Yang is a non-licensed therapist supervised by Dr. Chad Ebesutani, Ph.D. She holds a Masters in Guidance and Counseling. She identifies as a bicultural Korean-American. Her pronouns are she/her/her. She is a native English speaker and speaks Korean at a proficient level.
She was born in South Korea and immigrated to California at the age of nine. She has resided in other locations, such as India, Amsterdam, Hawaii and New York City. Before recently relocating to Korea, she lived in Silicon Valley in northern California. So far, she has received her clinical training in the following settings: New Exploration of Science, Technology, and Mathematics (New York University, NY) The Gronowski Center (Palo Alto University, Los Altos, CA) Ms. Yang is currently a Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University. Her two emphases are in Trauma and Diversity & Community Mental Health. She is a member of the Risk and Resilience research lab and advised under Dr. Lisa Brown, Ph.D., ABPP. Additionally at PAU, she worked as a teaching assistant, held leadership positions as the vice present of Association of Trauma Stress Studies and was the campus representative for American Psychology Association for graduate students. When not in school, she volunteered in a local community center that assessed for depression and suicidality in Korean older adults during COVID-19.
Ms. Yang’s training began with Person-Centered Therapy where active listening and unconditional positive regard are central to build a strong therapeutic relationship. She seeks to create an empathetic and non-judgmental environment where the client can feel safe to be their true selves. She will collaborate with the client through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to identify the obstacles in their life and develop a goal-oriented treatment plan. With the addition of Motivational Interviewing, she will guide the client to feel empowered and live the life they deserve to live. She is continuously training to utilize various modes of evidence-based therapies including Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. Ms. Yang feels comfortable working with a wide variety of populations. As a teacher and school counselor, she has worked with elementary to college level students on individual and family levels. As a student therapist, she provided psychotherapy to young adults and older adults of various cultural backgrounds (gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, education level and socioeconomic status). Ms. Yang seeks to become a culturally competent psychotherapist who honors and celebrates cultural differences in every client. She will always choose what’s in the best interest of the client to help them feel more present and healed.
- Adjustment Stress
- Alcohol / Substance Abuse
- Anxiety / Panic Attacks
- Career Counseling
- Couples Therapy
- Eating Disorders
- Family Conflict
- Gender Identity / LGBTQ+
- Learning Disabilities
- Parenting Stress
- Self Esteem
- Social Skills & Peer Relationships
- Trauma / PTSD
- Seoul (Sinsa)
I love nature and enjoy hiking in lush green mountains. I like reading in old bookstores and eating hotteok in outdoor markets. I started learning to sky dive this year and became a licensed solo skydiver. I also love to get creative in the kitchen and host dinners for my family and friends.
- PhD: Palo Alto University (In progress, Clinical Psychology)
- MA: University of Wisconsin-Madison (2019, School Psychology
- Teaching Certificate: Cal State University of Northridge (2007, Mathematics)
- BA: Cal State University of Northridge (2007, Mathematics)
- NYC license Guidance counselor (#1286667181)
- CA licensed Single Subject teacher (Mathematics, #210103332)
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