What would you do when you are not afraid anymore?

What does your life look like when you can feel joy again?

People around you tell you to stop worrying or stop feeling sad. Even YOU wish you can just stop the worries and sadness.  You may beat yourself up for not able to stop how you feel. This may make you feel alone because nobody understands you.

You are not alone and you don’t have to beat yourself up. I have been there and I want to help.

Together, let’s kick sadness, over-worrying, and toxic relationships to the curb and help you regain confidence, laughters, optimism, & deeper lasting relationships!

Common Issues for Women & Girls

Whatever is gnawing at you,
I want to help you through it!

  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression/Sadness
  • Maternal Depression/Anxiety
  • Loss and Grief
  • Parenting Stress
  • Relationships or Family
  • Social Anxiety
  • Self-Image
  • Bullying
  • Procrastination
  • Perfectionism
  • School/Work-Life Balance

Hi, I am Mabel and I am the founder of WTI.

mabel-yiuWe focus on counseling women and girls who are experiencing anxiety and depression in their everyday lives, relationships, school and careers.  I am very passionate about this because I have experienced with depression, anxiety, work stress, motherhood stress personally. My experience propels me to find solutions for myself and other women in similar journeys. At WTI, we understand that women and girls are wired and raised differently than men, and therefore handle anxiety, depression and relationships a little differently. We want to help you feel better so you can have the relationships, career, and the life you deserve.

These are the wonderful therapists working with us:


Laurie Leung is a Licensed Psychologist with 20 years of experience.


Kate Sutton, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who can help you with anxiety, depression, and...sex life.


Jenna DeCou is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with teens and parents.


Erin Stein-Wright is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who loves helping her clients live well-examined lives.


My approach is focused on both increasing awareness & empowering you to action.


Angelé Suarez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys helping her clients author meaningful life stories.


Mabel Yiu is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who founded the Women’s Therapy Institute in Palo Alto, California.

How We’ve Helped…

My mommy is less stressed and happy now.

“My mommy is loving woman. She is more active and improved now. She used to yell and never laugh, now she makes projects and watches movies with me now. She is less stressed and happy.”

—M.M. (9yo daughter of a 38yo client)

You make me feel really comfortable.

“My father died 19 years and I did not want to talk about this with anyone. You make me feel really comfortable and thank you for helping me process his passing. I am now able to put his pictures up on my wall and watch some of the old videos of him. Our family can finally celebrate holidays again with new tradition, and this after 19 years of not celebrating!”


Mabel is warm, caring and very professional.

“I came in because I had some in-law issues to deal with. My in-laws are very difficult people and Mabel helped me cope with the stress and find ways to deal with their antics. Mabel is warm, caring and very professional. I highly recommend counseling with Mabel.”


I’m now able to be the parent I want to be.

“Thank you for working with me when I was having issues with my ex (husband) in co-parenting issues. I have learn a lot of in how to set healthy boundaries, maintain a parental relationship with him where my kids can benefit. I feel that I am now able to be the parent I want to be without being affect by him. I am happier and my kids are happier because of this.”


My happy and caring daughter is finally back and for that I thank you.

“Before she visits with you, D was always moody and angry, doesn’t sleep very much and very stressed. There has been such a great change after D started seeing you. D is much happier and going out more. She is having a much better relationship with her own daughter. My happy and caring daughter is finally back and for that I thank you.”

We Can Help You Too…

Here are some of the things we can help you with.

  • Feel at ease, relaxed and be able to sleep better.
  • Have better concentration for school or work.
  • Have confidence and feel optimistic.
  • Connect better with your children or parents.
  • Have meaningful and deeper relationships.
  • Feel more joy and laugh more.
  • Develop stronger coping skills.
  • Know yourself on a deeper level.

You are not alone. It is not your fault, and there’s something you can do about it. We can work together to help you feel better and enjoy life.

More about me and The Women’s Therapy Institute ›

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