“Yesel” rhymes with “vessel”
I am Yesel Yoon. I am a New York State licensed Clinical Psychologist. My pronouns are she, her, and hers.
I am personally and professionally invested in creating a space where people of all identities and backgrounds feel welcome and protected. I believe therapy is impactful and that it is a valuable investment in yourself. I am glad you are here and I would like to help.
Choosing your therapist is a personal important decision. I invite you to contact me to schedule a free phone consult during which time I can learn more about how I can help you.
What you can expect // What i’m like “IN the room”
I am curious about the overall-you, not just the [insert whatever is “wrong” with you]-you. I want to learn about different parts of your life, your strengths and blindspots, your relationships, and what your life looks like “off the therapy couch.”
I believe it is important to get a sense of your past experiences and relationships and I do so by asking questions in a gentle and curious manner. I weave in the past and present, and together we develop an understanding of what is going on for you now. I tailor our work to your needs and goals, so no therapy is built alike. I believe it’s important to develop a plan for you.
Depending on your needs and goals, I may suggest things to try out in your everyday life. I won’t ask you to do something I haven’t considered doing myself or haven’t tried myself. I like our work to be collaborative in the sense that we can revisit things that work, that don’t work, and tweak it according to your needs that come up and change. I welcome and readily ask for feedback from you so I know how I can best help you and to ensure that our relationship is a good fit.
Want to work together?
The “Official” Stuff
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
University of Maryland College Park
Activities & Affiliations
American Group Psychotherapy Association, Member
American Psychological Association, Member
New York State Psychological Association, Member
Women’s Mental Health Consortium, Member
The “Unofficial” Stuff
I have a daily meditation practice.
I practice yoga.
I journal a lot.
I am a slow reader but read none-the-less (most recent author obsession: Anne Lamott)
I am Korean American.
The majority of my life has been spent on the East Coast, but I was born in the Midwest.
I love podcasts (to name a few: becoming wise, This American Life, Code Switch, Reply All).