Paweena (Ying) Woothitha, MA

Development Director of Thai Clinical Services, Counselor

Ying was born and raised in Nongbualumphu province, Thailand. After graduating from Payap University, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, she spent 12 years in a teaching role. She spent time working with children at the Nongbualumphu Special Needs Department and taught English to high school students at Sriboonruang Wittakarn school (2002-2004). During the last ten years of teaching, Ying enjoyed and loved teaching Thai Language and Culture to both Thai and missionary kids at Grace International School. In 2012, she received a scholarship from Torch Trinity Graduate University in Seoul, Korea, and completed her M. A. in Christian Counseling in 2014. Compelled by the vast need for Christian mental health in Thailand, Ying left teaching and joined Cornerstone as a full-time counselor in 2016 to serve the Thai people and community. Her desire is to see others experience hope and healing as she provides counseling to those who are struggling. Ying enjoys having coffee with friends, traveling, being involved in ministry, reading, and introducing people to the beauty and traditions of Thailand.


  • Master of Art in Christian Counseling, professional track, 2013, Torch Trinity Graduate University in Seoul, Korea
  • Bachelor of Art in English, 2002, Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Counseling Interests and Experiences

  • Individual Counseling with adults
  • Group Counseling with adults and children
  • Marital Counseling
  • Thai Community