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Yumi Iwai

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Bipolar disorder-College & graduate student mental health- Couples counseling-Aging related concerns-Gender identity & transgender health-Childhood trauma-
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Message to clients

Are you feeling stuck, isolated, or afraid? Life is a constant transition; it never stays the same. It is understandable to feel uncertainty, self-doubt, and even fear. When faced with these feelings, many people turn to themselves, wondering what’s wrong with them. You are not alone. I understand how scary it is to feel like you have to move forward all by yourself in these trying times. Now, more than ever, I believe that human connection fosters one’s innate potential to open the door and see the possibilities that are waiting on the other side. I would be honored to bear witness to your courageous journey.

I am a Master Class trained in Brainspotting, a focused-mindfulness-body-based trauma healing intervention that supports people to heal from traumatic experiences and engage in expansion work for improvement in quality of life.I incorporate Brainspotting techniques into conventional talk therapy, with the aim of accessing unconscious traumatic experiences for conscious processing. This integrative approach is designed to alleviate sudden acute anxiety and/or depression of unknown origin and address chronic pain

I feel privileged to walk with you as we explore your life experiences together. I seek to empower you to move forward, get out of the box, and embrace your authentic identity. I aim to be non-judgmental, warm, and supportive. I wil listen to you with an open heart. With intuition and creativity, I invite you to go deeper into your own story find healing.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years


California: 6631


English, Japanese


Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

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

Aging related concerns - Coping with memory loss, loss of independence, and other physical and/or mental impacts of aging. May include support for family or caregivers and resource planning for changes in living situation.

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Yumi Iwai is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$160 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$180 (60min)

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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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