Dr. Timothy KC Yen, PsyD

Preferred Name: Tim

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I am an Asian-American male licensed psychologist (PSY 27745) who lives and works in the East Bay (San Francisco Bay Area) since 2014. I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University with an emphasis in Family Psychology and consultation. I am also the CEO of Pivot (www.pivot-co.com) consulting firm and the author of the best-selling book “Choose Better: The Optimal Decision-Making Framework.” I have a private practice associated with the Eastside Christian Counseling Center in Dublin, CA. I worked at Kaiser Permanente for the past 6.5 years and supervised postdoctoral residents and psychological associates since 2016. Prior to college, I enlisted in the United States Army as a mental health specialist for over 8 years. Things that make me happy are supportive people, superheroes (Marvel & DC comics), nature, aquariums, and volleyball!

Education & Experience

· Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) from Azusa Pacific University · EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Certification (www.emdr.com) · Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Certification (www.tfcbt.org) · Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Web Certification · PREPARE/ENRICH for couples counseling (www.prepare-enrich.com) · Klemmer & Associates: Premier Leadership & Character Development · Global Transformation Institute: Honor and Empowerment School

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

CEO of Pivot Counseling

Specialty Area

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors


  • Chinese