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-yiuI started this practice with the goal of helping women and girls who are experiencing anxiety and depression, relationships issues, school and careers concerns.  Over time, I have recruited clinicians who are also very passionate about this cause and can understand what our clients are going through.  We have personally experienced with depression, anxiety, work stress, motherhood stress, and more. We have stared our up-and-downs in the face, and have triumphed over many challenges. Our experiences propel us to find solutions for ourselves and other women in similar journeys. At Women’s Therapy Institute, we understand that women and girls are wired and raised differently than men, and therefore handle anxiety, depression, relationships, and career stress a little differently.

We want to help you feel better so you can have the relationships, career, and the life you deserve.

Jenna DeCou - LMFT | Therapist Palo Alto, CA | Women's Therapy Institute

Jenna DeCou

Manager of Operations & LMFT

[Online Due to COVID]

Anxiety, depression, disordered eating, LGBTQ, sexual and gender identity/inclusitivity, relationships, self-harm, family therapy, identity formation, stress faced by teens in a world of social media.

Maura A. Young


[Online Due to COVID]

Couples, depression, anxiety, PTSD, perinatal mood, life transitions, menopause, grief/loss, relationships, work-life balance, parenting, divorce/blended families, addiction, codependency, family dynamics, life satisfaction, and mindfulness.

Diana Trinh - ASW | Women's Health Counselor/Therapist Palo Alto, CA

Diana Trinh

ASW (Intern)

[Online Due to COVID]

Anxiety/Depression, Behavioral Therapy, Bi-cultural Issues, College Adjustment, Grief Counseling, Mindfulness-Psychotherapy, Mood Disorders, School Bullying/Peer-Conflict, Self-Identity Development

Dalia Bashar



Promote health and wellness through education and advocacy, and facilitate group support for adults and teens. Specializes in parenting, emotional well-being, sexuality, interpersonal skills, and mindfulness.

Mabel Yiu - MFT & CEO | Women’s Therapy Institute

Mabel Yiu



Couples and individual counseling, high performance neurodiversity coaching, leadership coaching.

Ethel Mostrel - LMFT | Women’s Therapy Institute

Ethel Mostrel


[Online Due to COVID]

Anxiety, depression, relationships, multicultural issues, family dynamics, divorce, grief/loss, mid-life identity development, parenting, contemplating parenthood, perinatal mood, women and aging, work-life balance.

Christine Shea

Registered Art Therapist & LMFT

[Online Due to COVID]

Anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, at risk youth, transitional ages, low self-esteem, self-harm, gender and sexuality concerns, dual diagnosis, life transitions, grief/loss, relationship issues, school/work-life balance, family dynamics, and parenting.

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.”


I never failed to leave with a new tool for coping...

“…After 7 months of regular sessions, I can say with certainty that my sessions were exactly what I needed in order to tackle my life long internal struggles with anxiety, depression, guilt, and lack of self care…I never failed to leave with a new tool for coping, as well as a new outlook on whatever issue I had entered the session with…”

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.

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