Patty Yao, MA, LMHCA
Description of Counselor/Practice
I strive to provide a safe space that is respectful, authentic, accepting, and compassionate for clients to express and process emotions and thoughts. Building a safe and strong therapeutic relationship is what I value most. We will work jointly to develop goals and treatment plan that are right for you. I primarily operate from strengths-based and cognitive behavioural approaches because I believe in helping clients to access their inner strengths and resources, as well as learning effective skills, in order to heal and grow.
I have a passion for working with diverse individuals who struggle with mental health issues, and I have extensive experiences of successfully helping many culturally diverse clients on issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, disordered eating, identity, relationship problems, acculturation, and diversity.
As a bilingual counselor who comes from a bicultural background, I can provide culturally sensitive (competent) therapy for clients. More specifically, my unique background enables me to work with clients by attending to relevant cultural factors and influences.