About the Therapist

Yuwei Wu, MA, LMFT, Owner & Founder of Relationship Works

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference. 

                 --Robert Frost, 

in The Road Not Taken

My name is Yuwei Wu. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT, # LF61048793) in Washington State.  I am also an EMDR clinician. I identify as person of color, and an ally for people or groups "deviating from the social norm."  My cross-cultural experiences have help me foster bi-cultural identity, cultivate critical thinking ability, and develop unique perspectives and effective strategies in addressing clinical issues. I offer therapy in English and Chinese Mandarin. 

I believe in equity and social justice in mental health. This has drawn me to be an agent of change to promote systemic transformation with compassion and integrity.  I have witnessed the unbearable cost of oppressing emotional needs for the sake of socially accepted achievements and fitting in with social norms. As a therapist, I support people to create a relational balance and harmony with self, others, and surrounding elements, and reach the ultimate liberation of self–to be at peace with who you are and enjoy life. 


I will work with you in creating a safe therapeutic space to help you bring new possibilities into your lifeI view each of us as more than our mental health concerns.  My style is direct with validation, genuine care and wholehearted compassion.  Besides being creative and playful, one of my strengths is being firm and consistent with gentle guidance, warmness, and flexibility. I also help to set healthy boundaries, develop emotional regulation skills and engage in positive behaviors.  I bring authenticity, integrity, transparency and collaboration in session and hold you and myself accountable in recovery journeys. I use a beginner’s mind to meet you where you are and do not make assumptions. I trust your expertise in your life, while offering resources and psychoeducation as needed to help improve your understanding, acceptance, and mastery of difficult situations.


I provide systemic, culturally sensitive, trauma informed and evidence based counseling services for individuals, couples and families. Through professional training and clinical experiences, I worked with diverse populations in outpatient community mental health agencies, and offered phone crisis interventions at the local crisis line. 

I specialize in the following issues

I also support clients with the following issues:


My approach is integrative and customized to meet clients' needs, including but not limited to (please click each approach to learn more)

For Kids          For Teens         For Parents         For Adults


Professional Affiliations & Training

I am a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).

I am committed to providing quality services to clients. I am constantly stretching myself to find better ways to support clients. I engage in professional development through attending courses and training, keeping up with newest research, and seeking consultation whenever possible.   

Take Charge of Your Mental Health,