Registered marriage and family therapist intern
Supervised by Ernesto Segismundo Jr. LMFT MFC #49640
Judy Yen was raised in Orange County, California. She attended the University of California, Irvine where she majored in psychology and minored in education. In addition to her BA, she received her Single Subject Teaching Credential and Masters of Arts in Education from UC Irvine and has been teaching high school psychology for over ten years.
Her experience as an educator has contributed to her counseling skills. It has given her the opportunity to work with adolescents, adults, and families from varied backgrounds using an array of principles and psychological interventions. Encountering many individuals, who lacked a strong support system, led Judy into the field of counseling and instilled in her a heart for healing.
In 2014, she graduated from Hope International University where she earned her Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing), specializing in trauma and recovery. Additionally, she is Prepare and Enrich certified and has completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Couples Therapy. Currently, she is an intern at Hope Counseling Center, which has provided her with the experience of supporting individuals, couples, adolescents, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, self-harm, low self-worth, and adjustment to various life changes.
Judy is driven by the ambition to help individuals seek the positives of every situation and alleviate the negatives. She has a passion for enriching the lives of others and believes that every individual has the strength to heal from their pain. She strives to foster a safe space for every client who walks through her door and hopes that they can feel empowered to see that their voice matters.