Yuming Zhu, MA, LMHC, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He is also an Asian/Pacific-Islander Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist and Geriatric Mental Health Specialist.
Education and Experience: Yuming graduated from Sonoma State University, California in 1991 with a Master’s of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling (Marriage, Family and Child Therapy).
Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese.
Background: Originally from mainland China, Yuming came to the US in 1988 for his graduate program at Sonoma State University. After he earned his Master’s degree, Yuming worked in Transitional House as a counselor in San Francisco before moving to Seattle. From 1992 to 1995, he joined the ACRS mental health program as a case manager and supervisor. He earned his Geriatric MH specialist from University Washington Social Work Program. In 1995, he joined Family Counseling Service, which later became Compass Health as a Director of Multicultural Services. Yuming worked with people experiencing anxiety, war trauma, severe psychosis and depression, inter-racial marriage, work related stresses and discrimination issues and addiction. Yuming offers individual, couples, and group therapy.
Philosophy: I believe it is essential to provide compassionate therapy in order to create a safe environment for clients. This safe space allows clients to touch their own soul and encourage them to see the merits of their own unique self and to then live and embrace their life fully.
In order to create an effective plan to help clients overcome barriers and reinforce positivity in their lives, I strive to make a culturally sensitive and accurate diagnosis. This is an area of strength for me, given my experience and my own life’s journey. I provide client-centered, genuine, compassionate therapy while helping clients solve problems, process emotional issues and live more positive lives.