Ker Yang, Therapist in California — Zencare
Ker  Yang
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Ker Yang

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Master of Arts, MA
California Accepting Online
Updated January 8, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples therapy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Ker Yang is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist and lives in Los Angeles, California. She can work with anyone who is a resident of California. She has worked at Pathways under the STAY Process program in Orange County from 2016-2019 serving transitional aged youths who are struggling with severe mental illness and ran a trauma group.

She works with individuals who are struggling with low self-esteem, past trauma, perfectionism, feeling lost, a lack of boundaries, imposture syndrome especially those in the creative industry, having a hard time managing emotions and simply needing a safe place to experience growth and live a meaningful life. Modalities that are incorporated includes emotion-focused therapy, attachment theory, strength-based, solution-focused therapy and a humanistic approach.

Ker Yang has advance training in emotion-focused therapy for couples and have completed the EFT Externship and the Core Skills Training. She is working towards certification in EFT and currently receiving EFT individual and group supervision. In addition, she has training in sex therapy. She sees couples who are struggling with emotional connection. Most couples are in a place of feeling stuck and hopeless in their relationship. Ker helps couples to increase secure connection including finding new ways to communicate their feelings and ask for their needs to be met.


Message to clients

I believe in the power of emotions. It is what drives behavior and partly responsible for the life that you currently have. When you suppress your emotions, many clients describe it as feeling “stuck” and you will become a victim to some form of depression and/or anxiety. It’s common to see people do this because it is discouraged. My therapy sessions is designed for you to freely express your feelings without judgment.

My work with clients is collaborative which means sharing feedback and suggestions. My goal is to serve you because I understand that therapy is a big investment. I would describe sessions to be similar to having a casual conversation with some interruptions for clarification every now and then. I can be direct but empathetic. What you can expect from me includes asking evocative questions, reflecting and deepening emotions.

Life does not come without adversity and when you are alone in these difficult times, you can spiral and lose yourself. How do you expect to get out of it alone? It's nearly impossible. My philosophy: You have to surround yourself with supportive people so that when you fall, they can catch you and remind you that you will get through this tough time. When you have a community behind you, anything is possible! Therapy is no different. It is a privilege to support you on your journey to your goals. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.


Specialties

Couples therapy - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Ker Yang is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $170 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $170 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
PathwaysSupporting Transitional Age Youth Program, 2016 - 2019

Alliant International University, MA, 2016
California State University Sacramento, BA, 2012


Licensure

California: 108818


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Ker was such an attentive listener, and I appreciated her repeat-back style of communication and how direct she was."
- Zencare client • March 2021