Lydia Wang Koerner, AMFT

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Title: Associate Therapist
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist: AMFT #136530
Registered: Lifan Wang Koerner, AMFT (aka Lydia Wang Koerner, AMFT)
Supervised by: Katie Malone, LPCC, LMFT
Phone: 925-954-6229, ext. 3


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Let’s explore together

Whether you are coping with challenges that affect your school, work, or relationships, or whether you just want to have a safe person to talk to or share your life with, I am here for you.


I help neurodivergent kids, teens, adults and parents

I am devoted to assisting children, teens, and families in learning, healing, and growing. I am also a parent who has navigated the landscape of support for my loved ones. When I hear and see neurodivergent children and their families, I feel with them.

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I provide therapy in both English and Mandarin Chinese

I am passionate about meeting you! Good therapy will often feel like work. What you hope to accomplish in therapy will guide our work together. There will always be challenges in life, but through therapy, you will gain more resilience and strength at any life stage. Thank you for investing in yourself and your future. I look forward to walking alongside you on a period of your life journey and seeing you thrive socially, emotionally, and mentally.

I support children and parents

I have experience helping child and adolescent clients manage school issues, navigate peer dynamics, resolve family conflicts, and cope with depression and anxiety. In my work with families, I have been able to assist parents in examining the full context of their lives and the impacts on their parenting style, including raising a special needs child, societal pressure, career demands, generational
gaps, the immigration process, cultural dissonance, and current events in the mainstream culture.


I am an advocate

I’m also passionate about advocating for mental health beyond the therapy room. I am a volunteer with the National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI). I have extensive experience supporting families facing mental health challenges, especially Asian immigrant families.


My experience and education

I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute, focusing on strength-based therapy. I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #136530), and am working towards completing my hours to become licensed as an LMFT. I am currently being supervised by TheraThrive’s Lead Therapist Katie Malone, LMFT, LPCC.

Before coming to the field of mental health, I had years of professional experience working in the healthcare industry in a leadership role. I loved coaching team members and helping them to find the best versions of themselves in their careers. Transitioning from the corporate world to the therapy room, I carry with me the same sincere desire to support the well-being, growth, and happiness of others.


Our work together

When we work together, I anchor my work in authenticity, respect, collaboration, and harmony. I hope you can bring these same values to the therapeutic space. The more honest you can be, the better therapy will work. My role is to make you feel heard and seen, as well as help you make decisions that serve you. I am here to offer unconditional support in your therapeutic journey. Together we will learn, grow, and thrive.

I specialize in serving the neurodivergent community, and also particularly enjoy work with immigrant families, and Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). One of my inspiring quotes is by Robert Frost, “The only way out is through.” I will walk by your side towards hope. Contact me today for a free 15-minute consultation and we’ll get started on your journey together!