We are entering an era where mental health is less stigmatized leading to growth in its awareness and treatment. Simultaneously research in psychiatric genetics and neurobiology are rapidly emerging, promising more precise and effective treatment for mental health illnesses.

There is much work to be done.

Mental health illnesses among children and adolescents are increasing. The suicide rate is increasing among adolescents, more than doubling among the younger child and adolescents, ages 10-13. Our work lies here, whether treating an anxious 13 year old or supporting the mental health of parents and extended family.

We provide comprehensive psychiatric treatment for children, adolescents and adults. The foundation of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy practices at Child and Adult Psychology Center of Los Angeles (CAPCLA) are rooted in the training from Johns Hopkins and academic practice of University of Washington.

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According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (USDUH)

U.S. adults live with a mental illness

Mental disorder among U.S. child and adolescents have increased.

U.S. adult population seek treatment for their mental health disorders.

Children between the ages of 5 and 17 receive mental health treatment.

CAPCLA PROCESS

Listening to your life story.

Whether suffering a first psychotic depression or self harm to soothe anxiety in autism, each person’s life story determines the alignment of their healing, therefore guides their individual treatment plan.  

This is our path together.

CAPCLA PROCESS

Explaining your formulation, diagnosis and treatment.

Your life narrative directs the development of your formulation: your diagnosis and the way that you experience this diagnosis. Understanding your diagnosis is a dialogue that must feel right to you before discussion about your treatment. Upon understanding the formulation and diagnosis we will build a treatment plan.

CAPCLA PROCESS

Explaining your formulation, diagnosis and treatment.

Your life narrative directs the development of your formulation: your diagnosis and the way that you experience this diagnosis. Understanding your diagnosis is a dialogue that must feel right to you before discussion about your treatment. Upon understanding the formulation and diagnosis we will build a treatment plan.

CAPCLA PROCESS

Ongoing dialogue
for the right medicine choices and maintaining recovery.

Medication management and therapy are a part of this plan and there are always choices. Each person reacts differently to medications and holds the autonomy in finding the right treatment to maintain recovery.

About Dr. Kwi Yun Cassie Yu

Dr. Yu is a board certified psychiatrist to treat children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Yu spends most of the week seeing patients at Shields for Families, a community agency serving the residents of Southeast Los Angeles.

Though space at her private practice, the Child and Adult Psychiatry Center of Los Angeles (CAPCLA), is limited her commitment to her patients remains the same: to enable each patient to experience life with happiness. Happiness stems from healthy brain function.

Conditions We Treat

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
ANXIETY SPECTRUM ILLNESSES
Including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
MAJOR DEPRESSION
BIPOLAR AFFECTIVE DISORDER
EARLY ONSET PSYCHOSIS
SCHIZOPHRENIA
PSYCHOSIS DUE TO UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITION
EMOTION DYSREGULATION
TRAUMA

Clinical Services
Each session is 45 minutes

Fee per session: $600

Intake

Adult requires 2 sessions

Children and Adolescents
require 3 sessions

Return Visits/Maintenance

Adult 1 session

Children and Adolescents
1 session

Insurance is not accepted. For Medi-Cal patients, a referral can be arranged to see Dr. Yu at Shields For Families.
Until further notice, all sessions are being conducted through Zoom.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Center of Los Angeles

CAPCLA is independently owned and operated by a licensed Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.

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