Lydia Wang Koerner, AMFT
she / her/ hers
Whether you are coping with challenges that affect your school, work, or relationships, or whether you just want to have a safe person to talk to or share your life with, I am here for you.
I am passionate about meeting you! Good therapy will often feel like work. What you hope to accomplish in therapy will guide our work together. There will always be challenges in life, but through therapy, you will gain more resilience and strength at any life stage.
Thank you for investing in yourself and your future. I look forward to walking alongside you on a period of your life journey and seeing you thrive socially, emotionally, and mentally.
I provide therapy in both English and Mandarin Chinese
I support children, teens, and parents
I am devoted to assisting children, teens, and families in learning, healing, and growing. Beyond my professional role as a therapist, I am also a parent who has navigated the landscape of support for my neurodivergent loved ones. When I hear and see neurodivergent children, teens, and their families, I empathize with them.
I have experience helping children and teens manage school issues, navigate peer dynamics, resolve family conflicts, and cope with depression and anxiety. My work has frequently allowed me to help parents become mentors, emotional coaches and advocates for their families. I support transitional-aged youth and adults I draw from my rich professional work experience to support transitional-aged youth and adults.
Our work together
I will anchor my work in authenticity, respect, collaboration, and harmony when we work together. Please bring these same values to the therapeutic space we will create together. The more honest you can be, the better the therapy will work. My role is to make you feel heard and seen, as well as to help you make decisions that serve you well. I am here to offer unconditional support in your therapeutic journey. Together we will learn, grow, and thrive.
I specialize in serving the neurodivergent community, and also particularly enjoy working with immigrant families, including Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).
One of my inspiring quotes is by Robert Frost, The only way out is through. I will walk by your side towards hope. Contact me today for a free 15-minute consultation and we’ll get started on your journey together.
My clinical training and approach
Before coming to the field of mental health, I hold a Master’s degree in Science and have years of professional experience working in the healthcare industry as an analytics director. I loved data science and technology and coaching teams. Transitioning from the corporate world to the therapy room, I carry with me the same sincere desire to support the well-being, growth, and happiness of others. Given my unique insight into the pressure of high-demanding careers, I provide the mental health support you need.
I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute. I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #136530), and am working towards completing my hours to become licensed as an LMFT. I am currently being supervised by TheraThrive’s Clinical Director, Katie Malone, LMFT, LPCC.
I am also passionate about advocating for mental health beyond the therapy room. I gained extensive experience as a volunteer with the National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) supporting families facing mental health challenges, especially Asian immigrant families.
My approach is characterized by the following:
- Relationally based
- Differences respected
- Balance acceptance and change
- Combine Western and Eastern perspectives
- Practice Play/Talk Therapy in English and Mandarin Chinese
Therapy for teenagers
Individual adult therapy
Therapy in both English and Mandarin Chinese
High sensitivity, highly sensitive people
Giftedness and twice exceptionality (2e)