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Vonceil Yara, AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage Family Therapist #104644 and Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #4844 in California and Mental Health Counselor Intern in Hawaii.


We all have moments of aloneness, isolation and fear within our own experience.  I seek to explore our capacity to support adaptive and healthier responses to the difficulties we experience internally and relationally.  I focus on relational connection and nurturing inner resiliency to transform how we relate to our own selves and with others.  With tender care and compassionate respect for all the best and worst parts of our selves, I will support you through this personal journey with yourself and others. 


Vonceil is a 1st generation Korean American born and raised in Southern California. She received her Bachelors of Arts from University of California, Los Angeles and her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.  She brings 6 years and counting of counseling psychology experience as a trainee and intern working with individuals (children, adolescent and adult), couples and families. She is dedicated to multiculturalism, diversity and supporting underrepresented communities in the mental health space. She is interested in the intersection between family systems, mindfulness and interpersonal neurobiology as means towards transformance and mental agility. Previously, she worked for over 10 years in investment banking, entertainment and technology industries providing overall project management and consulting to Fortune 500 companies and had the opportunity/wisdom for another 10 years to be a full time stay at home parent when her children were young. She is married with three children and active in her children’s school community. 

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