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Therapist in Pasadena, California,
Helen Yum, LCSW

Provider Type: Therapist

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 18-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Therapist in Pasadena, California, Helen Yum, LCSW

Helen Yum, LCSW

Helen Yum is a certified trauma therapist with the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Her therapeutic approach is strengths-based, collaborative, culturally inclusive, nonjudgmental, LGBTQIA+ affirmative and trauma-informed. Helen practices CBT, DBT and psychodynamic therapies 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. She welcomes explorations of the intersectional impact of race, class, gender and politics on mental health. As a cancer survivor she is especially interested in the relationship between physical and mental health and adapts techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to support those coping with chronic pain conditions. Helen 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. She has specialized training and experience treating Post Traumatic Stress in military veterans and has additional experience with survivors of sexual abuse.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross of CA
  • Blue Shield of CA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • MHN
  • Optum


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness


  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Veterans
  • Women


  • English



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