Why do we lie?

We have always been taught lying is bad. It is socially unacceptable. It is wrong. Good people don’t lie. But, let’s get real here—everyone does it.  There are the bad lies. The ones that could be detrimental to the future of your relationships, the ones that could ruin your image and unravel your life as… Read More ›

My Professional Counseling Credentials

Education and Credentials 2006—California Certified Suicide and Crisis Counselor 2008— Certified S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) Instructor 2009—Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco, Cupertino, CA 2009—California Certified Sexual Assault Counselor 2010—Certified Executive Coach from UC Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute 2012—Received designation of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with state… Read More ›

Our Philosophy

Benefits of Counseling At times you don’t feel like yourself, and it’s affecting your sleep, your health, and your peace of mind. You hope and pray that your stress issues will lighten up. But, unfortunately, nothing changes on its own. You are not alone. There’s hope! With each counseling conversation, you will be able to… Read More ›

Group Therapy

Imagine a place where people understand you because they have gone through similar things themselves.  Imagine a place where the vibe of unconditional acceptance is so powerful that it’s healing. Welcome to the power of group therapy. Learn More

Terms & Privacy

Site Privacy, Legal Terms and Conditions 1. Acceptance of Terms WomensTherapyInstitute.com (“Mabel Yiu, MFT.”) provides access to this web site (the “Site”) subject to the acceptance of this User Agreement (“Agreement”) by all persons accessing, browsing, or otherwise using this Site (“User” or “you”). This Agreement may be updated by Mabel Yiu, MFT, from time… Read More ›

About Mabel

Mabel Yiu is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who founded the Women’s Therapy Institute in Palo Alto, California. You don’t have to suffer in silence… What do you want to know about me? Most people would describe me as “down to earth”. I like to help people look at their problems in a new… Read More ›