Yi Chen, LMSW
Live your life according to your values. I am an experienced neurobiological and physiological researcher with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore. An integrative, systemic, and humanistic framework guides my commitment to connect the mind-body-spirit within the context of your life. I help challenge the stigma surrounding mental health as a public speaker with the National Alliance on Mental Illness in the Baltimore Metro area. My community work includes being a co-founder of the Baltimore Chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals and a co-builder of a pan-Asian social worker and professional community in Baltimore. My pronouns are she/her/hers
Racial Trauma, Stress, and Anxiety
As a queer, Chinese, eldest daughter of immigrants, I believe that it is important to hold space for all parts of you, no matter how much hate those parts have internalized, and no matter have much love those parts have been denied. YI believe that your personal and ancestral pasts inform your present., but Yyou also have the power to functionally rewrite and close the chapters that are rooted in powerlessness, guilt, fear, and shame, while curating freeing up the space and energy to curate the meaningful and meaning-filled future you deserve.
One of my areas of focus centers around the symptomatic, interpersonal, and physiological manifestations of stress and trauma. This includes things like insomnia, hopelessness, loss of a sense of future, shame and worthlessness, chronic pain, substance abuse, dissociation, self-destructive behavior, loss of sense of self, emotional overwhelm, re-experiencing, panic attacks, generalized anxiety, hypervigilance, digestive issues, mistrust, lack of concentration, gaps in memory, numbing, irritability, depression, and more. My trauma recovery work comes from a compassionate, culturally affirming approach. We will mindfully consider your cultural and personal identities, values, needs, strengths, and experiences at your own pace and time.
Interpersonal Relationships and Attachment
Systems of oppression aid and facilitate disconnection. In our cultivated safe healing space, you are invited to explore, process, and reflect on your relationship and intimacy needs, patterns of behavior, and styles of attachment. Together, we can assist you in willfully approaching your relationships with security, love, and ease.
Harm Reduction, Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health
I work with adults on examining their attachments and relationships with substances, as well as addressing other behavioral health concerns. I utilize a harm reduction, self-deterministic approach, and I believe in the importance of meeting you where you are from a place of compassion.
First Individual Session= $150, Following Sessions=$140
First Family Session= $160, Following Sessions= $150
We collect the full payment and then can file a claim with your insurance if you like. They can send you a reimbursement check for any out-of-network benefits. Once our biller sends a claim, it is out of our control regarding when, whether, or how much your insurance reimburses you and you will need to follow up with them regarding your claims and reimbursement.
I have a few reduced fee spots. Please inquire if one is available when you call or email our office.
I’m currently in process of obtaining my clinical licensure and am supervised by and Victoria Stubbs, LCSW-C.