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Meet Yu-Shan Huang

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

A mental health professional offering therapeutic services in both English and Mandarin Chinese 

I'm a San Francisco based therapist licensed in California. I grew up in Taiwan and moved to California in my early adulthood. Living in the between of two countries helped me expand my awareness and develop skills around the intersection of cross-cultural issues and relational traumas.

I work well with adults who grew up from emotionally unavailable caregivers, couples who struggles with communication/ connection/ intimacy and cross-cultural conflicts. I support clients in connecting with their feelings and authentic selves to build a more balanced and healthier relationship with others and oneself.

As a queer Asian therapist holding both privileged and oppressed identities, I value diversity and honor each individual's unique identities and strengths. I strive to create a collaborative and individualized therapeutic process for you. My therapeutic style is compassionate, genuine, non-judgmental, culturally sensitive and queer affirming. 

I am also a drama therapist, so depending on your readiness and interest, I may integrate embodied, interactive and experiential methods in an attuned and playful manner. It provides opportunities to express yourself in a variety of ways and gain different perspectives on issues.

Transformation Starts Here

Psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples in San Francisco Bay Area

Meet Yu-Shan

Professional Background

Education and work experience 

California Institute of Integral Studies - MA in Counseling Psychology, concentration in Drama Therapy
National Cheng Kung University​ - MSc in Physical Therapy with Emphasis on Neurology and Gerontology

San Francisco Marriage and Couples Counseling Center

Greenlight Clinic for Transitional Age Youth 

Hospice by the Bay, Bereavement Department 

Progress Foundation, Transitional Program for Seniors 

AgeSong, Assisted Living House for Seniors

Professional Affiliations

Member of Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SFCAMFT) 

Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Member of the Asian American Psychological Association

Member of North American Drama Therapy Association

Advanced Trainings 

Somatic Experiencing - Beginning 2024

Developmental Transformation - Drama Therapy 2021-2023

Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1  2021

Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship  2021
Developmental Transformation - Drama Therapy 2016-2018




I provide Culturally Sensitive and LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy

Initial Phone Consultation

- Free Phone Consultation  

Hands in the Soil

Individual Therapy

- Attachment Theory 

- Drama Therapy

- Existential-Humanistic 


- Psychodynamic/ Insight-


- Trauma-Centered     


Holding Hands

Couple Therapy

- Emotionally-Focused 

    Therapy (EFT) 

- Gottman Method

- Multi-Cultural & Cross-

   Cultural Counseling

Initial Phone Consultation

Prior to therapy, I provide a free phone consultation to begin the process. In this phone call, we will discuss some of the reasons you are interested in therapy. Also, we will go over some details or answer any questions you might have about the therapy process. This is an opportunity to get to know each other and discuss what might be the best way to work with you. 

Schedule your free phone consultation by clicking here or calling me at 415-375-0215

Individual Therapy

I work with adults and seniors to discuss issues such as: 

  • depression 

  • complex traumatic experiences such as childhood/developmental, relational, sexual and intergenerational traumas 

  • cross cultural, multi-cultural or intercultural experiences for immigrants, children of immigrant, parachute children, or international students 

  • challenges of life transition like moving into adulthood, breakup, marriage, separation, divorce, relocation, physical change or aging concerns

  • relationship issues

  • bereavement, grief and loss

  • identity issues 

  • highly sensitive person

  • self-esteem and confidence 

  • personal growth/ self-exploration to cultivate a more balanced inner world

I am a humanistic and attachment-based therapist who works collaboratively with clients. In individual therapy, I provide a non-judgmental and empathetic space to support you in connecting with yourself (past, current and future) to shape new opportunity.


Couple Therapy 

I work with adult couples of all sexual orientations and gender identities in various stages of their relationships. Couples often come to me for issues of: 

  • navigating cultural/racial/ethnic difference within the relationship

  • communication difficulties 

  • lack of connection and intimacy 

  • life transitions or life stage within the relationship such as getting married or a new family member 

  • bereavement, grief and loss

Couple therapy offers a safe space to re-visit your unmet needs and share your inner experience with your partner. In our work, we re-examine the blocks in the relationship and co-create a new way of relating to them.  

Call me at 415-375-0215 or contact me below for FREE initial phone consultation 

Your Transformation Starts Here

Book New Client Initial Consult


Free Phone Consult | 20 Min 

For information on my practice policies and fee, please check out my frequently asked questions.

If this is a psychiatric crisis situation and you need to speak to someone immediately, please contact 911, go to your nearest emergency room, or consult with National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 or 1-800-273-8255

If you're looking for a particular time for your initial consult, leave me a message below or give me a call about your needs and availability. I will get back to you within 2 business days. Thank you.



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