Integrative psychotherapy

Integrative psychotherapy

My therapeutic philosophy is to help clients achieve self-awareness where I introduce tools that help clients independently manage their emotions, change destructive behavior and raise awareness. I believe that I accompany my clients for a short run on the long road of life. Everyone has the potential to become their own psychotherapist to achieve fulfillment.

My approach is Integrative Psychotherapy,which has two aspects.

First:I will not only focus on the client’s symptoms. I treat my clients holistically by paying close attention to their physical, mental, and spiritual health. I believe this is the best way to secure the continued wellbeing of my clients.

Second:I engage my clients in talk and non-talk therapy, which is guided by Psychodynamic Psychology and Internal Family System (IFS). I integrate neuroscience-based therapies such as EMDR, meditation/MBSR, sensory experience, and Evolutionary Astrology, etc., to help clients achieve physical, mental and spiritual health.

***Yumin Provides in person and online sessions. 

Areas of Expertise:

Emotional Management

Emotional Management: We are human and therefore we have emotions. They have no right or wrong. However, learning how to manage your emotions by recognizing them and then expressing them in a proper way is critical for a healthy and fulfilling life. Link to “3 Ways to Nurture your emotions”

Traumatic experiences can have serious implications on your quality of life. They can originate during early childhood from experiences like emotional or physical abuse.  Trauma can also be created by a solitary event like an accident or loss. My mission is to lead you out of your traumatic experience, so you can continue living a meaningful life and free from the past.  Link to “5 Warning Signs of Dating Violence”
Personal Growth

Only when one has sufficient understanding, acceptance and recognition of one’s “self”, can one live more confidently in the face of life’s many uncertainties. I provide guidance in developing one’s values, self-confidence, pride, self-recognition, self-fulfillment, gender identity, and exploration of sexual orientation.

Cross-cultural Adaptation

Adjusting to a major change in your environment such as relocating or studying abroad can be daunting. Difficulties are multiplied if this includes learning a new language. I provide guidance on ways to integrate into a new culture, build new relationships, understand cultural differences, and navigate career choices.

Life Changes
A transition period is both an opportunity and a challenge. These transformations may include a new relationship, a new job, or leaving home for the first time. My mission is to provide you with guidance on navigating these changes smoothly to maximize your opportunities.

About Evolutionary Astrology:

Evolutionary astrology celebrates human diversity and individuality.Each person comes into this planet earth with his/her own purpose and path.  Evolutionary astrology is an astrological approach that combines modern psychology with an acceptance that human beings incarnate in a succession of lifetimes. Evolutionary astrology is focused on the soul’s evolutionary intention and condition in this lifetime and it believes human beings can interact creatively and unpredictably with their birth charts. Moreover, Evolutionary astrology points out that consciousness is the key factor on how the astrological symbols are going to manifest materially and psychologically in a person’s chart.

I am not a fortuneteller and I cannot predict your future, because I believe human beings have unlimited possibilities in life when consciousness rises. Moreover, all astrological symbols are multi-dimensional and are modulated into material and psychic expression by the consciousness of the individual. My goal here is to use evolutionary astrology as a tool to help and support your inner development. Only when consciousness rises, we see freedom within.

About Meditation:

Meditation is a way to manage our “Monkey Mind”. It’s not difficult to find out that our own mind is busy all the time-thoughts after thoughts. These thoughts are not helpful all the time, they sometimes create unnecessary anxieties, worries and fear. It is also difficult for us to focus and pay attention to the present-which is the only thing we have power of. Meditation helps us to clear our mind in order to make better judgment and decision, get things done productively.

Neuroscience and many clinical studies have showed positive results using meditation to treat anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, trauma, compulsive and impulsive control. Meditation has been widely used in therapy session. In addition, studies also shows that long time meditation practitioners’ immune systems have been enhanced; their energy level has been increased; breathing, heart rate and blood pressure are relatively stable.

Types of Meditation

There are two types of meditation: Focus Attention Meditation and Open Monitoring Meditation. In Focus Attention Meditation, practitioners focus on a single object, like breath, a chanting, an image, or part of the body. This approach helps remove the distraction of other thoughts by pulling you back into the center of the moment, where the object of focus is always present. In Open Monitoring Meditation, practitioners observe and are aware of thoughts and feelings without the need to establish an attachment. Therefore, practitioners are able to trace the activity of their thoughts in relationship to their emotions and become aware of certain patterns. This stream of awareness is often referred to as mindfulness.

Mediation in Kundalini Yoga uses breaths (Pranayama), chanting (Mantra), gestures (Mudra) and body movements as tools. There are many meditation sets and there are focusing on different outcome. E.G., reduce anxiety and stress, cultivate creativity and imagination, increase sense of security, build up courage, maintain emotional balance, and clear trauma memory, etc. It is recommended to practice each meditation for at least 40 days between three minutes to two and a half hours to increase its benefit.


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