Dr. Timothy Yen

(PsyD)

About Me

As your therapist, I value my relationship with you. Before we have a chance to meet or if you want to have a better understanding of who I am, I have included some personal information about myself so you can get to know me better. Having an open and trusting relationship is very important in making the most of our time together and getting the support you need.

I currently work at Kaiser Permanente in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2014 and believe in the impact of therapy both brief and long-term. I am passionate about empowering others, helping increase clarity into difficult situations, providing practical resources and recommendations, and ultimately helping people create meaningful lives and relationships. I completed my doctorate in clinical psychology at Azusa Pacific University in 2014 with an emphasis in family psychology and consultation. Prior to college, I enlisted in the US Army as a mental health specialist for over 8 years. My theoretical orientation is primarily family systems theory and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) but often incorporate other theories and skills (e.g., positive psychology, psychodynamic, DBT, ACT, etc.) for a more integrated and holistic treatment. I believe in evidenced based practices and the importance of identifying issues and treatment goals early on in the session. I work primarily through messaging which I believe gives the most value in respect to time. Due to my California license, I can only counsel people who reside in California or outside of the United States. On a more personal note, I enjoy playing music (e.g., piano, guitar), aquariums, trying new ethnic foods, traveling, hiking, volleyball, and watching movies and animation. I look forward to meeting you and coming along side you to create a life worth living!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family
  • Anger
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Sleeping, Parenting, Self esteem, Career

Years of Experience: 8

Licensing

Psychologist #PSY27745 (Expires: 2019-08-31)


Reviews

Written by D.E. on Sep 14, 2017 after counseling with Timothy for 3 months stress, anxiety, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Dr. Yen played an essential part in building up my confidence again. I hadn’t felt like myself in a long time and it had become a recurring aspect of my daily life until it became too painful to no longer ignore. When I reached out to BetterHelp, he was the second counselor I was matched with. Dr. Yen’s kind and supportive guidance helped me learn to deal with the issues that were causing me anxiety and severe insomnia. He gave me invaluable tools that helped me distill the things that were holding me back. He is just downright incredible. He helped me get in touch with the mentally healthy part of myself and this by far was one of the most powerful experiences in my personal development journey.

Written by M.I. on Sep 09, 2017 after counseling with Timothy for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, family, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Dr. Yen is a supportive and caring individual who identifies what your needs and concerns are and helps you as best he can.

Written by J.E. on Sep 01, 2017 after counseling with Timothy for 2 weeks depression, relationship, family, and anger

From the first message, Dr. Yen knew how to support me in my areas of need. I've been able to openly reflect and share things that I have never discussed before. He is a true professional and a genuinely great counselor.

Written by A.M. on Aug 09, 2017 after counseling with Timothy for 2 weeks relationship, family, intimacy-related, and anger

Very knowledgeable.

Written by B.O. on Jun 26, 2017 after counseling with Timothy for 2 months relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and parenting

Very clear minded and knowledgeable.

Written by W.E. on May 16, 2017 after counseling with Timothy for 4 weeks addictions, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

I would most certainly recommend Dr. Yen to any and all people who are seeking guidance to help them through whatever it is they are going through. He provides wisdom/knowledge and exercises to help aid the healing and/or recovery process.

Written by D.. on Mar 16, 2017 after counseling with Timothy for 3 weeks depression, relationship, and self esteem

He connects with me very well. His advice is quite practical and made me love myself more.

Written by M.I on Mar 10, 2017 after counseling with Timothy for 1 week depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and career

Dr. Yen is very good at what he's doing. I had a discussion about my career and he seemed like putting a lot of attention to my personal issues. He gave me assignments and helped me to 'see through' the roots behind my problems.
Thanks Tim!

Written by A.S on Mar 01, 2017 after counseling with Timothy for 2 weeks

Dr. Yen has been a thoughtful and attentive respondent in a time of need me. He really seems like a considerate and down to earth guy and despite having not ever having met or spoken to him in person I feel he is a deeply gifted person in terms of being able to relate to people and their needs and nuances. Thanks Tim.

Written by J.E on Feb 24, 2017 after counseling with Timothy for 6 months depression, stress, anxiety, family, and sleeping

Dr. Yen has been an extremely caring counselor who shares his insights for your well being. He's also shared particular meditative exercises which have really helped alleviate my anxiety. I'd recommend him to anyone seeking help.

Written by D.O on Jan 29, 2017 after counseling with Timothy for 4 months depression, relationship, family, self esteem, and anger

If you have problems, Dr. Yen always has an exercise or two to help you climb back up the mountain. Thanks Dr. Yen for helping me keep a level head.

Written by M.I on Jan 13, 2017 after counseling with Timothy for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

A caring and intelligent individual, he's willing to work with you to get you where you want to be.

Written by C.H on Nov 30, 2016 after counseling with Timothy for 4 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and anger

Dr. Yen has helped my boyfriend and I work on our communication during conflict. We are very happy with the work we are doing.

Written by H.O on Nov 28, 2016 after counseling with Timothy for 2 days depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and career

Dr. Tim Yen is a talented counselor with great insight on knowing what to say, how to say it, and when to say it. I highly recommend seeking his services to guide you through whatever your life's trials are at this time.

Written by A.K on Nov 22, 2016 after counseling with Timothy for 3 weeks depression, relationship, family, and intimacy-related

Dr. Yen helped me through a rough period of my life by giving me the space and support I needed to articulate and act upon my feelings. I always felt listened to. Working with Dr. Yen, you get the sense that he cares deeply about the people who come to see him. Every week, even if I hadn't reached out, without fail, Dr. Yen would knock on my door (in a manner of speaking) and ask me how I'm doing, how I'm handling life, and how things have been going. I always thought that was such a nice and ordinarily decent thing to do.

Written by N.E on Nov 04, 2016 after counseling with Timothy for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and anger

I have been struggling with depression, anxiety and ADHD for most of my adult life. Dr. Tim Yen is very patient and understanding. He is not pushing and is always willing to help you on your journey. He has taught me skill of managing stress, impulsion, acceptance and other coping strategies related to my anxiety.

Written by R.I on Nov 02, 2016 after counseling with Timothy for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Dr. Yen is an amazing counselor. He gave me the right tools and put me in the right mindset during difficult times.

Written by K.R on Oct 23, 2016 after counseling with Timothy for 1 month stress, anxiety, family, and sleeping

Dr. Yen is doing a great job!

Written by K.R on Sep 24, 2016 after counseling with Timothy for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, grief, and sleeping

Since the very first response he has helped me. He has given me tools to help myself and been able to help give me feedback on my situation. I highly recommend him.

Written by M.E on Sep 19, 2016 after counseling with Timothy for 3 days depression, and stress, anxiety

Dr. Yen was very helpful for me. He did well at helping me find a few techniques that would work specifically for me. He responds well and is friendly and makes you feel level with himself, which is helpful. I very much appreciate the help, assistance and care he has given to me.

Written by T.O on Sep 09, 2016 after counseling with Timothy for 2 days depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

This past month has been really tough for me, with flashbacks of painful memories, my Dad's funeral, and moving on into the future. Dr. Yen has been a great help with supportive feedback and caring kind words. He is well-versed in Biblical passages, and can use them effectively as tools of his trade, if it's helpful to you. Thanks Dr. Yen, and best wishes!

Written by G.R on Aug 24, 2016 after counseling with Timothy for 2 days depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, and career

Dr. Timothy Yen is an amazing counselor!
In a short amount of time he helped me to see my current situation in a different light. I felt he understood where I was at and helped me to also see why I have been dealing with my current issues. I'm grateful for his advice, wisdom, and recommended exercises that I will continue to use.