Psychologist in NYC helping stressed out high achieving adults.

About Me

About me, my approach, and what to expect


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. 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.


Meet Yesel Yoon

Who is Yesel: “real talk” edition

First things first: “Yesel” rhymes with “vessel”. Now that we have names down…

I have a daily meditation practice.

I practice yoga.

I journal a lot. Like, how many bullet journals can one person have?

I am a slow reader but read none-the-less. I am always welcoming suggestions!

I am Korean American. The majority of my life has been spent on the East Coast, but fun fact, I was born in the Midwest.

I love podcasts (to name a few: becoming wise, Tara Brach, This American Life, Code Switch, Reply All).

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
B.S., Psychology

Activities & Affiliations

American Group Psychotherapy Association, Member

American Psychological Association, Member

New York State Psychological Association, Member

Women’s Mental Health Consortium, Member