Psychotherapy Services, Medication Management, Naturopathic Medicine, Psychological Testing - DeRose Therapy Group

Yolia Zhong

Associate Therapist

Approach to Therapy

My work centers around helping you piece together your past and present, supporting you to reconcile with yourself and build your wellness in balance and harmony. Through the process of building therapeutic alliance with you, I bring together elements that I believe are necessary for therapy to have the best outcome, based on your immediate and secondary needs. With this approach, my framework allows me to engage in and use a Client Centered approach as a foundation, combining therapeutic techniques through Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Psychodynamic Theory, Attachment Theory, and Family Systems Theory.

Photo of Yolia Zhong, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Yolia is a therapist in San Luis Obispo providing psychotherapy services with DeRose Therapy Group


I have experience working with individuals from a range of cultural backgrounds and ages, who may be struggling with negative self-value, mood disorders, anxiety, grief, depression, life changes and trauma. I enjoy working with couples in building communication and conflict management skills and in creating emotional healing and connection. I also have experience working with parents and their children who exhibit behavioral issues and developmental delays.

More About Me

I enjoy spending time with my dog, Furball, a goofy husky, taking long walks together. When Furball needs more time and space, I utilize my free time to recharge myself through music, meditation, and yoga.


Yolia is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #131490). Yolia provides therapy in San Luis Obispo, supervised by Leah DeRose (LMFT #84704).


Individuals: $140 per session (50 min)

Couples: $225 per session (90 min)

Insurances Accepted

Insurances accepted for therapy services with Yolia:

  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna

Therapy Sessions

I am currently accepting new clients for both in person and telehealth therapy sessions.

Scheduling With Me

If you are interested in starting therapy and would like to schedule a complimentary consultation phone call with me, you may check my availability as well as schedule your consultation directly online.

For further assistance scheduling with me, please call 805-724-6831