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Karen Yeh

J.D., M.A., AMFT 

About me

I am a registered Associate MFT specializing in working with lawyers and other high-pressure professionals dealing with career and personal issues, as they can be quite intertwined when working in intense environments.

I am interested in working with those of us who struggle with the many various issues that come from working in a high pressured, rigidly structured environment, including career and culture fit, internal and external motivation, the fine line between effective and ineffective anxiety, and managing interpersonal dynamics in the workplace and in your personal life.  Any underlying relational and interpersonal issues we may have can be highlighted and exacerbated in a high-pressured working environment.  And, despite our best efforts, it is all too easy to bring those issues home and allow them to permeate our personal lives.

As a patent litigator and software engineer, I have personally experienced the stress of trying to reach for success while navigating several layers of cultural expectations.  Many people come away from these kinds of careers with the sense that career success and personal happiness and fulfillment are necessarily incompatible.  When I was immersed in these worlds myself, I saw so many ways in which even just a bit of awareness and skills-building could have positively impacted so many experiences and I realized I am most interested in finding ways in which I can teach those skills and help people at all levels of an organization live happier and more successful lives.

To that end, I left the tech and legal fields to study counseling psychology and industrial organizational psychology.  With this training, I approach problem solving and self-discovery in the workplace on an individual, leadership or group level.  I offer individual counseling, career and executive coaching, and corporate consulting.  I also have a special interest in couples counseling and family therapy (a natural extension of mediation, of course!).  

Please contact me at karenyeh@karenyehsf.com for information about fees and scheduling.  

Registered Associate MFT, Intern No. IMF103415.  Supervised by Caroline McDowell, MFT (License #LMFT47351).


Education

The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA
M.A. in Counseling Psychology

Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA
Industrial Organizational Psychology Certification

University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA
J.D.

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Engineering


Trainings and Organization Membership

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • San Francisco California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Northern California Cognitive Behavioral Therapists
  • Open Path Psychotherapy Collective
  • Therapists of Color
  • Asian American Psychology Association
  • Association of Family Therapists in Northern California
  • Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society
  • California Counseling Association
  • The Science of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
  • DBT Skills Group Training