The next therapist that I want to introduce you to is Ying-Ying Shiue, LPCC 11195. She is a breath of fresh air in our office! She can hold space for really hard, uncomfortable emotions while also having a lot of joy and fun in the same session. Ying connects really well with her clients and does the same thing with our team. She has a few rare openings as well!
Who do you LOVE working with?
I love working with people who are self-reflective and willing to try new things. It tells me that they are ready to make changes to try to improve their life.
What should potential clients know about you and your style in therapy?
I like being able to make connections with my clients so I incorporate a lot of real life experiences and humor into my style of therapy. I’m kind, caring, and compassionate while also being realistic and honest. If you’re making a mistake, then I’ll tell you that but then I’ll also tell you about the time where I made that same mistake and we can laugh about it!
What is your favorite parenting tip or recommendation?
Foster connection and hold your boundaries. While you may think it’s an oxymoron, I find that you can do both in fostering connection with your kids while also holding them accountable.
What advice would you like to have received when you were younger?
It’s okay to say “no” and to put yourself first. Growing up I was always taught to respect my elders and to be obedient and it translated into me having trouble setting and holding boundaries in the future. I always tried so hard to please other people and to “be perfect,” but it became really detrimental to myself and my own well-being. I wish that I had been given more permission and freedom to say no and make mistakes so that I could learn and grow from them and become more self-confident and resilient.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Sometimes I like spending time with friends or going out to eat, but the best way for me to unwind is going to the movies because it helps to immerse myself in a different space. I also plan trips so that I can visit loved ones or go and explore new places. I also love going to Disneyland because honestly, who doesn’t love the happiest place on earth? Although it may seem like I love being out and about, I live for the days where I can hermit indoors and just do nothing but binge-watch TV all day.
At Thrive, we take a positive, client-centered approach to therapy that is focused on creating a genuine connection with our clients. If you would like to talk with Ying Ying, or another Thrive therapist about yourself, your child, or teen attending therapy we offer in person and video sessions, please reach out to us by phone at 858-342-1304.
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