Yi Du, Ph.D., is a staff psychologist at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). She is originally from China, earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology at Iowa State University and completed her counseling psychology internship and post-doctoral fellowship at CAPS. At UC Berkeley, she provides individual therapy, group therapy, training and outreach to students/staff/faculty. Yi’s clinical interests include multicultural counseling, emotional awareness, college adjustment, identity development, depression/anxiety, relationship concerns and psychological assessment. She is an advocate for being human and having curiosity toward human emotions. She believes that instead of pushing difficult feelings to the side, we can be curious and listen to the messages our feelings try to convey, especially in moments of distress. With support and compassion, we can find ways to make our left brain (logic) and right brain (emotion) work together for us.
In her personal time, Yi enjoys spending time with her chinchillas and cats, calling family in China, practicing gratitude and having nice walks by the water.