“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few”.                                                                    ―Shunryu Suzuki

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Ziqiu Yan

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  # 129985

I am a SF Bay area based psychotherapist and I have been working with people from various cultural backgrounds, from young kids, adolescents to adults in both private practice and community mental health settings.

I started my mindfulness practice (Vipassana) at the age of 20, after I was trained by Gestalt and Hakomi therapy. I believe the power of mindfulness and how much information that the body carries and evolves according to our day to day, moment by moment life experience. 


In the process of becoming a healer,  my interests are focused on how the intersectionality of society, culture, race, origin family, gender, sexuality, and spirituality, etc. impacts a person’s overall being. 


With mindfulness and somatic based from Gestalt and Hakomi methods, I also integrate Humanistic, Existential, Liberation and Transpersonal Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy and PACT couple therapy into my practice. 

Life is a celebration