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Gina Yu

(she/her)
Counselor in Training

My passion is to help hurting individuals through a holistic, integrated approach that incorporates Person-centered and Multicultural theories with mindfulness and expressive arts therapy. My desire as a therapist is to understand the whole self of the client and to empower and encourage them through a strong therapeutic relationship.

As a therapist who is also a person of color, I want to collaborate with clients who are motivated to explore their multicultural identity to address and heal from their trauma. In particular, I am inspired to work with individuals struggling with relationships and family, women's issues, Asian American issues, racialized trauma, and religious trauma. My style of counseling is calm, compassionate, and attentive.

Ultimately, I am committed to providing a safe environment for clients to process their personal issues and work together towards healing.

Education

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and teaching certification in Art Education from the University of Illinois. I spent many years teaching in the suburbs of Chicago and am now pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Illinois University.