Yi-Xian Li, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Yi-Xian Li, Psyd
Yi-Xian Li, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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Yi-Xian Li, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Yi-Xian Li is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California (PSY34118). She earned her doctoral and master’s degrees (Psy.D., M.A.) in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA and a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies from Brandeis University. Prior to her current career in psychology, Dr. Li worked in media strategy and advertising in Beijing and Shanghai, China.

Dr. Li completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the UCSF Faculty & Staff Assistance Program where she worked with physicians, faculty, nurses, administrators, and other UCSF staff members in therapy, as well as provided multiple psycho-educational presentations to departments in need. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center where she worked with adult patients at the main inpatient hospital and on the Crisis Response Team, along with working with adults in therapy and conducting ADHD assessments. Dr. Li has clinical experience working with individuals and families in community mental health, hospital settings, and schools. She has received specialized training in evidence-based modalities, trauma-informed care, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention.

Dr. Li has a keen interest in continuing to work clinically with culturally diverse communities, and has enjoyed specializing in work with Chinese populations. Dr. Li believes in a culturally-sensitive and integrative approach to therapy and consultation. Her therapeutic approach integrates psychodynamic conceptualization with evidence-based interventions including those from dialectical behavior therapy, mindful self-compassion, and solution-focused therapy. She highly values interdisciplinary consultation and collaboration as essential elements of growth. Outside of work, she enjoys eating, staying active, and spending time with family, friends, and animals.

Top Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Burnout
  • Confidence / Self Esteem
  • Cultural Issues / Racial Trauma
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Identity
  • LGBTQIA+ Related Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Parenting
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships
  • Sleeping Problems
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues
Therapeutic Approach
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma-Focused CBT
Client Focus
  • Individual (Adult)
  • Couples / Marriage
  • Family (No Minors)
Additional Languages
  • Mandarin

Location / Map

Los Angeles

10880 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1101
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Mon-Thu 9AM-7PM
Fri 9AM-4PM
Sat-Sun Closed

San Francisco

315 Montgomery St
9th floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Mon-Thu 9AM-7PM
Fri 9AM-4PM
Sat-Sun Closed