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Teresa Yu, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello! My name is Teresa Yu and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) in the State of Illinois. I have over 3 years of experience working with a diverse client population from children to adults and with concerns ranging from day-to-day stress, life transitions, anxiety, adjustment, to trauma. I specialized working in multicultural therapeutic spaces, interacting with culturally diverse, BIPOC clients focusing on adjustment, acculturation stress, family separation, and migration trauma. I am fluent in Mandarin.

I am often described to have a calm, caring personality with moments of humor. I like to listen empathetically, clarify and summarize, before inviting processing. I recognize one approach does not fit all, I like to remain flexible and explore a working balance where you feel engaged while being challenged towards your identified goals. I like to highlight your strengths and achievements to empower positive changes. Depending on your needs, I frequently utilize Attachment, Regulation, Competency framework, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused processing, mindfulness, therapeutic, or art activities in my sessions.

My goal is to hold a therapeutic space where you feel engaged to share what’s on your mind from your daily experiences to your concerns without feeling judged. It takes courage to open up your stories and seek support, and I am here to hear you and honor what you are going through.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Body image, Codependency, Communication problems, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

IL LCPC 180.015117


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Teresa Yu. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I am so grateful that I found Teresa here. She is professional, respectful, and flexible in her ways to help. I always feel better prepared (and often uplifted) for every time I talk with her. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written on Aug 10, 2023 after therapy with Teresa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Really great, personal and professional all around

Written on Jul 18, 2023 after therapy with Teresa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes