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Jaine Yu, LCSW

Jaine Yu, LCSW

she/her

Licensed in CA #22645
Insurances Accepted: Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna, Blue Shield of CA
Speaks spanish
My hope as a therapist is that I can give my clients tools they can use beyond the boundaries of therapy and make them applicable to their lives.

My Therapy Style

With more than 20 years of experience as a clinician, I have enjoyed working with a plethora of clients and issues. Diversity has been at the heart of my practice since the beginning of time, especially living in California and being a provider of color. Life transitions sometimes can be overwhelming. Although I love working with all life transitions, the two that I enjoyed helping people through the most have been postpartum issues (whether it's a first time or more with or without previous pregnancy loss) and grief/loss. With anxiety and depression issues, my approach has been using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness.

Education & Training

MSW - Social Work, University of Southern California

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

My dream was to help others improve their quality of life. Becoming a mental health professional has allowed me to be a part of a client’s life journey.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, cooking, going out to eat, trying new food, trying new cosmetic products, and cooking. I want to get back to exercising.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I have a morning routine and a bedtime routine. I make sure that I spend a little bit of time getting ready to start my day and go to bed every day.

What book have you read more than once?

I read the Harry Potter series when it first came out. Not only the plot was exciting, but I think that there was depth in the story. I also find it amazing that she created such a detailed world.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Blind Start Of America because I know the founder. I have learned about visual impairment and I have become aware of the needs of this population. Prior to having a family, I participated in some of the events organized by them and I have found them inspirational and educational.

How do you recharge?

I spend time with my son. Sometimes, we just stay home and I just cook his favorite meal for him. Sometimes, we go out and try something new that I see on social media.

Do you have any pets?

I currently don’t have a pet, but we did have Kuma, a Brussels Griffon, until December 2016. He hated the first Halloween costume I bought him. He plopped on the floor. I never got him another costume until what turned out to be the last Halloween. My son asked to find him a superhero costume since he was dressed as Superman. I found a Spider-Man costume for Kuma and he was so excited to wear that costume and go trick-or-treating.