Accepting new clients for morning and evening appointments
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Mon: 8:00am-9:00am & 5:30pm-9:30pm
Specialties & expertise
Young adult mental health
Dr. Yesel Yoon is a Clinical Psychologist in Midtown, Manhattan who works with adults across the lifespan, including college students and young adults. Many of her clients have anxiety and stress and/or are experiencing burnout. She also specializes in life transitions and helping individuals explore what’s next in both their professional and personal lives. In addition, she has extensive experience helping individuals who are navigating loneliness or are feeling disconnected from others.
Dr. Yoon’s approach is both process-oriented and skills-based, including utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT). She helps her clients regulate their emotions and learn how to be present in their lives. When working with clients with anxiety and/or stress, Dr. Yoon educates them on what is going on their body and how that is contributing to the way they feel. She then helps her clients explore what their relationship is with anxiety and become more accepting of it. This includes exploring avoiding triggers and having the tools to manage it in the moment.
Dr. Yoon wants her clients to live the life they want and learn how to better manage their symptoms. Outside of private practice, she works at the Pace University NYC Counseling Center as a senior staff psychologist. Her office is conveniently located near the 28th Street and 33rd Street subway stations.
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Loneliness – Navigating issues stemming from disconnection and isolation
Perfectionism – Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Young adult mental health – Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, and anxiety and/or depression
Mindfulness – Developing awareness, attention, and remembering. Developing tools to become aware of what is occurring around us to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion.
Race & cultural identity – Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Dr. Yoon is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial session: $250 (60min)
Ongoing sessions: $225/session (45min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $200 - $225 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Dr. Yoon can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
“In this urban environment where you're constantly expected to stay ‘on the go’ and ‘hustle’ from one thing to the next, it may feel strange to consider slowing down. Maybe you can’t imagine telling someone how you’re really doing because you don’t want to burden someone else with your “issues." I want to hear your story and help you feel less overwhelmed and alone.
You can achieve more balance in your life so you're able to take care of yourself while still feeling connected to others. You don’t have to keep apologizing for expressing yourself or attending to your own needs. In fact, how would it be to feel confident and secure in who you are? You are taking a big step by seeking therapy and I'm glad you're doing that! I look forward to working with you and supporting you through the transitions and challenges in your life."
Treatment approachesAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Humanistic TherapyHumanistic Therapy focuses on each person's individual nature, accentuating his or her positive traits and ability to find growth, healing, and fulfilling within themselves. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support.
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2019 - Present
Pace University NYC Counseling Center, Senior Staff Psychologist, 2017 - Present
Montclair State University CAPS, Post-doctoral Psychology Clinician, 2016 - 2017
University of Illinois at Chicago Counseling Center, APA-Accredited Psychology Internship, 2015 - 2016
University of Massachusetts Amherst, PhD, 2016
University of Maryland College Park, BS, 2008