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Therapist in Pasadena, California,
Helen Yum, LCSW

Provider Type: Therapist

Provider Gender: Female

Serving: 18-64

Therapist in Pasadena, California, Helen Yum, LCSW

Helen Yum, LCSW

I specialize in helping individuals overwhelmed with depression and anxiety disorders find a path out of feeling stuck. I work from a culturally sensitive, strengths-based perspective and offer support and guidance in a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere. My treatment approach utilizes cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic techniques to address a variety of problems including depression, interpersonal conflicts, difficulty with intimacy and relatedness, self-destructive or self-sabotaging behaviors, repeating painful life problems with little sense of control, life adjustments and transitions, grief and loss, and anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress, social phobia, and generalized anxiety. I believe in a collaborative, open, results-oriented approach to therapy in which my clients and I work together to develop insight and solve problems.

I earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. I have specialized training and experience treating Post Traumatic Stress in military veterans and have additional experience with survivors of sexual abuse.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, credentialed in the states of California and Hawaii to diagnose, create treatment plans, and practice psychotherapy.

Treatment Areas

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attacks/Panic Disorders
  • Phobias/Fears
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Stress/Worry

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • MHN
  • Optum
  • SutterSelect
  • United Behavioral Health


  • English



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