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Yunshan Gao(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New JerseyNew York
Anxiety - Depression-Family issues-Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health- Relationship issues-Imposter syndrome-

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Professional statement

Yunshan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides online therapy in New York and New Jersey. Clients who work with her often have anxiety, depression, or relational issues. Some of them have excessive worries about their performance in social and work settings, will second-guess and over-analyze themselves, or feel a lack of motivation or procrastination. Others struggles with relationships, either feeling frustrated with their family or partner, or finding themselves feeling afraid of disappointment and rejections. When clients reach out to Yunshan, they often feel stuck or lost and doesn’t know where to start to make changes. Being an Asian therapist also allows Yunshan to be more attuned to immigrants and Asian American clients who struggle with identity and cross-culture family dynamics.

With her training in psychodynamic therapy and CBT, Yunshan is dedicated to help her clients understand their feelings and behaviors, to empower them to make decisions and take actions toward having a joyful life. She focuses on helping her clients to manage stressful city life, overcoming loneliness, and achieve self-growth.

Yunshan believes that in therapy, one should not only gain self-awareness, but also be given tools to make changes. Her style is warm, open, and engaging. She provides a safe and non-judgmental space for her clients to express thoughts, explore feelings, identify and remove block, and find the path to inner peace. She listens and asks questions that will help her clients think about themselves and their lives from a different perspective. If you find this resonates with you, reach out to Yunshan for a free consultation.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Weill Cornell Medicine, Psychotherapist

William Alason White Institute, Intensive Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapy Program, 2021
New York University, MSW, 2016


New York: 089699 - New Jersey: 44SC06035500


English, Mandarin


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

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

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Imposter syndrome - Learning how to identify instances of imposter syndrome and combatting any beliefs that one is not enough or does not deserve good things; practicing assertiveness and developing confidence


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

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Optum

Yunshan Gao is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$150 - $200