Yumin Tan, LCSW

Yumin Tan

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments



Children (<12)
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Seniors (65+)


Mon: Closed
Tue: 8:00am-11:00pm
Wed: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Thu: 8:00am-11:00pm
Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Trauma

  • Mind-body connection

  • Cultural or international adjustment

  • Self-acceptance

  • Building emotional resilience

  • Working with high school and college students of Asian descent

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Career development

Professional statement

Yumin Tan is a psychotherapist and coach in Providence, RI. Her practice focuses on two areas. In one area, she works with high school/college students and professionals of Asian descent to help them as they navigate the space between two cultures, discover their unique voice, and develop their own value in their community. A native Cantonese and Mandarin speaker, Yumin offers sessions in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin Chinese.

Working with trauma survivors is another focus of her practice, helping them restore a sense of safety, build emotional resilience, process traumatic thoughts and feelings, and find their true missions in life.

Yumin practices an integrated approach. She incorporates Internal Family System (IFS) ,Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Yumin is also a certified yoga & meditation instructor and draws from mindfulness practices to foster healing in both body and mind.

Prior to Yumin's work in counseling, she was an auditor/controller in CPA/private firms for six years.


Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
Mind body connection – Techniques designed to enhance the mind's positive impact on the body
Cultural or international adjustment – Navigating multiculturalism; cultural identity; transitioning as an international student or out-of-state student
Self-acceptance – Facilitate and enhance one's relationship with the self
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Career development – Learning to utilize and highlight strengths, effective and practical stress-management, focusing on fulfillment, utilizing communication skills, and enhancing efficiency to reduce burnout
Building emotional resilience - Improving your ability to adapt to changes, challenges, and stressful situations

General expertise

Academic issues – Adjusting to high school and college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Adoption and foster care – Sees clients across the stages of adoption, including pre-adoption and years after adoption; supporting parents going through through the child welfare system or international adoption agencies; working with children who are in foster care or who are preparing to be adopted
Anger management – Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children


Yumin is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial/ongoing sessions: $150/session (50min)

Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $120 - $150 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 

Therapist's note: Yumin can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.

Message to clients

"I practice the philosophy is self-acceptance. My core belief is that we are all unique and talented in numerous ways. Therefore, we must follow our own path in life. You may doubt yourself sometimes because your path does not meet society’s expectations. But, there is only one YOU in this gigantic universe that no one can replace."

Treatment approaches

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Child-Parent PsychotherapyThe goals of child-parent psychotherapy are to help children, 5 years of age and younger who have experienced a traumatic event, restore their sense of safety and attachment and improve their behavioral, cognitive, and social functioning. (learn more)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)EMDR is a form of trauma treatment that helps process distressing memories and restore the brain's natural healing abilities, reducing the memories' lasting effects and allowing the person to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms. (learn more)
Internal Family SystemsIFS is a type of therapy that views the mind as a combination of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities that interact with one another. IFS aims to understand how these collections of subpersonalities are organized and promote harmony among them.
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy assists children, adolescents, and their families in overcoming traumatic events. It is a short-term treatment meant to help individuals better process thoughts and emotions related to the traumatic event. (learn more)
YogaUsing specific postures, breathing practices, and meditation techniques to ease suffering and release life’s traumas and losses. (learn more)

Education and work experience

Private Practice, Psychotherapy and Coaching, 2018 - Present
St. Mary’s Home for Children, Therapist, 2018 - Present
RIA Global Education, Mental Health Counselor, 2017 - Present
Gateway Healthcare, Grief & Trauma Team Senior Clinical Therapist, 2016 - 2017
University Settlement, Butterflies Program Clinical Social Work Intern, 2015 - 2016
Hudson Guild Community Agency Adult Service, Clinical Social Work Intern, 2014 - 2015

EMDR Training, 2017
Fordham University, Master of Social Work, 2016
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Instructor Certification, 2012
New Jersey City University, Master of Accounting, 2010
Guangdong University of Technology, Bachelor of Accounting, 2006



Professional endorsements

Yumin is hardworking, caring, empathic, and genuine as a therapist. She actively listens to client’s problems without passing any judgment, and is able to be emotionally attuned to client’s needs and feelings. She is also very patient and supportive as she allows clients to work through their problems at their own pace. With her interning experience with the Butterflies program, she’s worked with families of different backgrounds. She treats each and every client she’s met with respect, truly valuing their individuality and uniqueness as a person, which I believe is a very precious quality as a therapist.
— Jennifer Shih, LMSW (2018)
I would highly recommend Yumin Tan as a therapist. She is a smart, amiable and caring individual. She has extensive experience working with Chinese immigrants and young people. She is a person of great sensitivity, compassion and concern for people.
— Dorothy Johnson-Laird, Social Services Manager (2018)