Emily Yang

Emily Yang (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS, NCC

Supervisor: Yun Shi, LMFT

Hi There! My name is Emily Yang (she/her) and I am a Professional Counselor Associate and National Certified Counselor in Portland, OR.

Client Status

accepting clients

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At a Glance

Me

Rate: $65-$110

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2020

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

You might be someone who is exhausted from looking for a therapist who looks even a little like you. Maybe you are feeling grief, heaviness, sadness, and even anger about...everything. Perhaps you have saved every mental health Instagram slide deck and TikTok, but you still don’t feel like it’s clicking for you. You may be someone at a crossroads with the story and template you have been told you need to fit into. You may suspect that there is more—more to expect, hope for, and be.

My Background and Approach

I believe that therapy can be a sacred space to connect to yourself more intimately, clarify identity, and just breathe! Here, I am passionate about helping people hold space for intersectional identities, navigate spiritual deconstruction, heal from trauma, work on relationship issues, process grief, and manage anxiety and depression. I hold a Masters of Science in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from Portland State University and earned my Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Azusa Pacific University. My undergraduate studies laid a foundation for my passion for social justice advocacy, a postcolonial and womanist framework, and a still-growing comfort amidst the in-between. Later, my professional life and graduate studies led me to a grounding in meaning-making, re-imagination, and holding space for all the messy and beautiful things that make us human. It is with this lens that I approach my counseling practice and work.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My desire to become a therapist began when I walked through my own spiritual and cultural deconstruction, which led to first hand experience of my own depression and anxiety. Part of my healing has been creating space to advocate for my intersectional identities as a second generation Taiwanese American woman, and process the grief that comes from institutional religious and emotional trauma. Now, I believe uncertainty can feel clear, our stories are nuanced, and healing is collective. My priority is to create a space that feels safe and comfortable for you to bring your full self to the counseling room. This means holding space for your wins, losses, joy, and pain. Healing and hope are possible, and we can find it together.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety can show up in a variety of ways. I have helped clients navigate anxiety as a response to life stressors, past trauma, family issues, or within the context of formal anxiety diagnosis. Together, we can find a way to find grounding, peace, and healing.

  • Racial Identity External link

    As a second generation Taiwanese American woman, I am passionate about providing a therapeutic space for people who hold marginalized and intersectional identities. Through lived experience and professional experience working with a wide variety of clients, this has become my primary focus in training, continuing education, and personal purpose.

  • Adjustment Disorder External link

    Life has a way of throwing curveballs just when we think things might finally start to feel predictable. I'm here to help! Whether you are on your own for the first time, moving in or out of relationships, expanding your family, wrestling with how to put words to your experiences and identity, or going through any sort of change or shift, having a trusted therapist walk through and process these transitions can be invaluable!

  • Spirituality External link

    I am comfortable helping clients navigate religious trauma, spiritual deconstruction, and the ways spirituality interacts with intersectional identity. My personal and professional experiences in the world of religious institutions laid a foundation for my passion for social justice advocacy, a postcolonial and womanist framework, and a still-growing comfort amidst the in-between.

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