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(323) 819-4181

595 E Colorado Blvd #424, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA

©2017 BY KRIS YI PHD, PSYD.

SERVICES I OFFER

I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. Since 2006, I have provided patients in the greater Pasadena area a wide range of mental health services. From small scale circumstances to traumatic experiences, my work is tailored to suit the unique needs of each person.

Personal Transformation

PSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPY

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an insight-oriented form of therapy. It aims to elucidate patterns and themes in the patient's life and work, with a particular attention to the patient's experience of emotions. Collaboration between therapist and patient is taken as a starting point. Psychodynamic therapy can be short or long in duration and typical frequency is once a week.

Schedule an Initial Appointment to determine if Psychodynamic Therapy is right for you.

A Foundation of Love and Intimacy

COUPLES THERAPY

For couples, even the decision to consider therapy can be difficult. It can feel like admitting there's a problem with the relationship or that someone is to blame. It doesn't have to be that way. In joint sessions with you and your partner, we'll work together to improve your relationship by resolving underlying problems in a blameless environment and by working to increase intimacy.

 

Schedule an Initial Appointment with your partner, and we'll chart a new course together.

Intensive Personal Therapy

PSYCHOANALYSIS

Contemporary Psychoanalysis is an in-depth form of therapy.  It incorporates many contemporary ideas from psychology, child development, clinical psychotherapy, neuroscience, and cognitive science.  It focuses on the subjective experiential world of the patient and emphasizes therapist-patient relationship as a source of healing and growth.  It is a collaborative work with the aim of working through emotional pain and trauma and promoting growth and self-discovery.  Sessions can be as frequent as two to four times a week.

 

Schedule an Initial Appointment today.

Finding Our Way Together

ASIAN AMERICANS

As an Asian woman who has written and presented widely on racial/ethnic dynamics and identity issues, I have a deep appreciation for the way that life's challenges can be further complicated by problems that arise out of intergenerational and intercultural conflicts, especially with respect to Asian cultures.

Schedule an Initial Appointment, and we'll build a new framework to guide you toward greater understanding and harmony.

A Happier, Healthier Family

ADULT FAMILY COUNSELING

Some of life's challenges are felt by the entire family. Families make life-changing decisions together, experience major events together, and feel the pain of disharmony together even though it may not always seem that way. Family Counseling can help your family to grow stronger, communicate more effectively, and heal faster. I'm here to help you through that process.

Schedule an Initial Appointment with your family.

FORENSIC EXPERT SERVICES

I serve as an expert witness to provide professional psychological expertise in forensic settings, especially when Asian culture and race issues are involved.  I address psychological issues in the contexts of civil, criminal, and immigration proceedings. I provide sworn testimonies at depositions and court proceedings as an expert witness. I have been retained by both plaintiffs and defense attorneys. I work closely with the client, his/her lawyer, and/or the court to ensure that the assessment conducted will address the specific needs of the case.

Schedule an Initial Appointment today.