Yumin  Tan

Yumin Tan

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated March 12, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Mind body connection
  • Cultural or international adjustment
  • Self-acceptance
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Career development

Professional statement

Yumin Tan is a psychotherapist and coach in Providence, RI. Her practice focuses on two areas. In one area, she works with high school/college students and professionals of Asian descent to help them as they navigate the space between two cultures, discover their unique voice, and develop their own value in their community. A native Cantonese and Mandarin speaker, Yumin offers sessions in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin Chinese.

Working with trauma survivors is another focus of her practice, helping them restore a sense of safety, build emotional resilience, process traumatic thoughts and feelings, and find their true missions in life.

Yumin practices an integrated approach. She incorporates Internal Family System (IFS), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Yumin is also a certified yoga & meditation instructor and draws from mindfulness practices and Evolutionary Astrology to foster healing in body, mind, and spirit.

Prior to Yumin's work in counseling, she was an auditor/controller in CPA/private firms for six years.

To make an appointment, please fill out the contact form or call Yumin at 401-889-4688.

Message to clients

I practice the philosophy is self-acceptance. My core belief is that we are all unique and talented in numerous ways. Therefore, we must follow our own path in life. You may doubt yourself sometimes because your path does not meet society’s expectations. But, there is only one YOU in this gigantic universe that no one can replace.


Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)

Mind body connection - Techniques designed to enhance the mind's positive impact on the body

Cultural or international adjustment - Navigating multiculturalism; cultural identity; transitioning as an international student or out-of-state student

Self-acceptance - Facilitate and enhance one's relationship with the self

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Career development - Learning to utilize and highlight strengths, effective and practical stress-management, focusing on fulfillment, utilizing communication skills, and enhancing efficiency to reduce burnout

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50-60min)

Therapist's note

Yumin can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

2 Richmond Square

Suite 203

Providence, RI 02906

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Psychotherapy and Coaching, 2018 - Present

Certified Evolutionary Astrologer - Renowned Astrologer Steve Forrest’s Apprenticeship Program, 2014-Present

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Therapist and Intercultural Specialist, 2019 - Present

RIA Global Education, Mental Health Counselor, 2017 - 2019

Gateway Healthcare, Grief & Trauma Team Senior Clinical Therapist, 2016 - 2017

Internal Family System (IFS) Training, 2019

EMDR Training, 2017

Fordham University, Master of Social Work, 2016

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Instructor Certification, 2012

New Jersey City University, Master of Accounting, 2010

Guangdong University of Technology, Bachelor of Accounting, 2006


  • Chinese
  • English
  • Mandarin

Professional endorsements

Jennifer Shih, LMSW

Yumin is hardworking, caring, empathic, and genuine as a therapist. She actively listens to client’s problems without passing any judgment, and is able to be emotionally attuned to client’s needs and feelings. She is also very patient and supportive as she allows clients to work through their problems at their own pace. With her interning experience with the Butterflies program, she’s worked with families of different backgrounds. She treats each and every client she’s met with respect, truly valuing their individuality and uniqueness as a person, which I believe is a very precious quality as a therapist.

Dorothy Johnson-Laird, Social Services Manager

I would highly recommend Yumin Tan as a therapist. She is a smart, amiable and caring individual. She has extensive experience working with Chinese immigrants and young people. She is a person of great sensitivity, compassion and concern for people.