Axis Mundi Center for Mental Health
Therapy and Counseling Services

Working With Naomi

Naomi Yu, MA

A licensed marriage and family therapist, #110092.

A registered art therapist# 17-229

510.833.3587 - Speaks mandarin chinese

Office in alameda, CA. also serving sf, oakland, and the east bay.

Life isn't black and white, but many shades of gray. As a child of immigrants, I recognize that it can be hard to navigate these gray areas when your experiences do not fit neatly into any one box. I provide creative, goal-oriented, and holistic psychotherapy that meets you and your family where you are and helps you move where you want to go. My specialties include working with cultural issues, (especially in Asian/Asian-American families), family conflicts, parenting, trauma processing, and working with people in transitions.

While I provide support, you are the one steering the treatment. Therapy is a collaborative process between real people. I offer a safe place for you to explore and express yourself, as well as suggestions to help you become more effective in your own life. My approach is creative in order to address your unique needs as a whole person (including your emotional intellectual, physical, spiritual, and social well-being). We will draw on your personal strengths to confidently build a life with meaning and healthy relationships. We will take a look at how our families, communities, cultures, and the world at large influence you, and vice versa.

I believe in using well-researched evidence-based treatments while acknowledging the unique needs of each person. My main treatment modalities include Art Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and I am also trained in many others. I have found Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to be very effective in processing past traumas as well.

I am passionate about destigmatizing the subject of mental health and making it more accessible for all. In light of current events, it is crucial to understand how mental health contributes to our overall wellbeing and how a single person can impact society, as well as the other way around. I dream of teaching people to be kind to themselves, each other, and especially children in order to grow a healthy, connected community.

I identify as a Taiwanese-American, a woman of color, an artist, and a yogi.  

For more information about working with me, please see my website at, or my PsychologyToday profile.

Graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Marital & Family Therapy with a Specialization in Art Therapy

specializing in:

  • Cultural issues including: generation gap and acculturation, especially with Asians and Asian-Americans

  • Young adults

  • Children (6yo+) and families

  • Parenting

  • Trauma processing

  • Transitions

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Self-esteem

  • Relationship issues


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Contact Us

Starting is easy! Use the form on the right to begin our conversation. We'll start with a free, 30 minute consultation to see if we're a good match. If we're not, for any reason, I'll provide you with other referrals that may be a better fit - my commitment is to your well-being first!

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