From one human to another, I know life isn’t always easy. 

I get it,  I’ve been there too. And it sucks. Pain sucks.

So often we see ourselves from a negative lens. 

Shame, self-doubt, rejection, and loneliness can often discolor our authentic self. 

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my priority is to foster a space where you can gain a stronger sense of self and gain a better understanding of your self worth. My desire for you is to establish thriving relationships, emotional regulation, a stronger voice, and HOPE. I want you to maximize your strengths so you can live your best life.

I love supporting individuals, couples, adolescents, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, stress, identity formation, low self-worth, bicultural identity struggles, and life transitions.

I truly believe that every person has the strength and capacity for change. I hope to walk with you as you re-author your narrative to one of living loved and feeling known.

One of the most difficult parts of finding a therapist is finding someone you can connect with. Not everyone is going to be the right fit. I would be honored to share this therapy space with you. If you feel comfortable creating a connection, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Judy Yen, M.A. #116946 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Renovari Counseling 377 E. Chapman Ave. Suite 105 Placentia, CA 92870


Becoming the Best You

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” ― Brene Brown


When You Stumble, Stumble Strong.

  • Empowerment
  • Motivation
  • Stress
  • Relational Difficulties
  • Family Conflict
  • Attachment
  • Boundaries
  • Assertiveness
  • Shame
  • Loneliness
  • Low Self-Worth
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions

Attunement, Affection, and Affirmation

  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Trust
  • Family of Origin
  • Intimacy
  • Financial Stress
  • Child Rearing
  • Secure Attachment
  • Safety
How to Fit Out When You Can’t Fit In.
  • Positive Self Image
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Assertiveness
  • Identity Formation
  • Shame
  • Loneliness
  • Performance
  • Body Shaming
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Harm
  • Motivation
  • Boundaries
  • Peer Pressure

Thrive Not Just Survive

  • Painful Memories
  • Reactive Emotional Experiences
  • Nightmares
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Strained or Failed Relationships
  • Repeated Traumas
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Shame
  • Self-Hatred
  • Self-Doubt
  • Fear
  • Isolation

Embrace Your Way of Being, Rather Than Ways of Doing.

  • Family Obligations and Expectations
  • Intergenerational Conflict
  • Academic/Career Pressure
  • Acculturation Stress
  • Racism and Discrimination
  • Identity Integration and Formation
  • Independent vs. Interdependent
  • Collectivist vs. Individualist
  • Self Esteem
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Boundaries
  • Assertiveness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


Learn, Challenge, Do


Private Practice: LMFT at Renovari Counseling, Placentia, California

Adjunct Professor: Hope International University, College of Psychology and Counseling, Anaheim, California

AP/IB Psychology High School Teacher


Masters of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy – Hope International University

Masters of Arts, Education- University of California, Irvine

Single Subject English Teaching Credential- University of California, Irvine

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – University of California, Irvine


Gottman Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Leader

Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1 and 2 Trained

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training

Prepare and Enrich Premarital and Marital Facilitator


California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

Delta Kappa, the International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society-Rho Chapter

International Missions

2014 Honduras Couples Retreat Mission, Ignite Missions


Communicate, Heal, Grow


Session Well


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