Sandra Yan, M.Ed.
Clinical work supervised by Janeé Stevenson, Ph.D.
- Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Houston (in progress)
- M.Ed., Counseling, University of Houston
- B.S., Psychology, University of Houston
Approach to Therapy and Professional Interests
My approach to therapy is goal-driven with an emphasis on building a strong therapeutic relationship, increasing insight and awareness, identifying strengths, and empowering the clients to work together collaboratively to overcome their challenges. My theoretical orientation is an integration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Theory (IPT), focusing on both cognitions and emotions, in the context of relationships to others as well as oneself.
Areas of professional interests include: anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, multiculturalism/diversity, identity development, and interpersonal relationship difficulties.
Personal Statement on Diversity and Social Justice
I had the privilege of working with many diverse groups during my clinical experience and had multiculturalism as a key part of my graduate training and research. I am passionate about embracing and respecting diversity in all spaces, especially recognizing its importance on one’s experience, values, and identity. As such, I aim to provide clients with a safe space to explore their various identities as well as embedding multiculturalism into the therapeutic process, engaging all individuals with respect and cultural humility.
My personal interests include arts and crafts, cooking, and spending time with loved ones.